Peeved in Phoenix
I really wanted to love this book; I like Tina Fey (and still do) but this was a lot of nothing about nothing. Ms. Fey is an adequate narrator so I had no issues there, but her life is rather unremarkable and I found myself wondering why she decided to write about it. Well, I got about halfway through, abandoned the effort and went on to something better. Not awful just not really good either.
I bought this book thinking it would be good for my wife and I to enjoy on our summer vacation road trip. I found very little of this book inspiring or funny. I think from a womens perspective that it might have been funnier therefore Im giving it two stars instead of just one.
I don't recommend this book for men to listen . The book is all about what it takes for you to be a women to overcome sexism in the workplace. I don't see myself as a sexist and believe I view women as equals in a professional workplace but I found her feminist values and instructions obnoxious and arrogant.
If your like me and looking for a good book to listen to with your Significant others try something different.
This was a very funny book, and as a 30 Rock fan it was tons of fun to hear about how she came to be in the TV business and some of what went on behind the scenes as 30 Rock came into existence. So long as you're a Tina Fey fan, you'll enjoy this regardless what gender you are. I didn't feel like it was geared towards women hardly at all.
Her description of her life from awkward teen to awkward adult is pretty much a replica of my life, well except for the fame and success part. Loved it! Very entertaining!
Listened to Bossypants while driving to and from my daughter's home, a four-hour drive. The ride went so quickly, I actually sat in my driveway until I got to the end of the chapter. That about says it all!
I was expecting a funny, superficial book where Tina Fey takes some nice safe vignettes from her life and does little routines. Instead I got a very witty, self-deprecating look at the life of the incredibly talented and nice girl next door who made good. There's not a lot of dirt or snarkiness, the Palin section was fascinating and Tina memorably is all about how she (Tina) was the condescending one, but at the same time it reads as an honest description of her life by a person who appreciates that it's a lot like our life but now way better.
Tina Fey is not afraid to mock herself or anyone else. That is why I appreciated this book, she lambasts herself without any regard and that is, honestly, refreshing! She had me laughing out loud at one moment and crying the next. This is a great book for anyone, don't judge before you read, its worth every last inch! BRAVO!
I've listened to this wonderful audiobook 4 times already. Tina crafts every topic and joke superbly, and does a great job of giving credit to the talented people she has worked with over the years. I can't find the PDF, but won't let that affect an absolutely perfect 5 star rating.
...and so did my husband, who said he didn't want to listen to it. We were driving over to pick my car up from the shop, and I put it on. He was grumpy and said he didn't want to listen to anything (but that I could...he wouldn't mind). He was thinking about work and getting organized. In two minutes I heard muffled snickering coming from behind the steering wheel. It was the scene about the cruise. I was laughing hysterically... then he lost it too. Good all the way through.. just what she promised...really funny and very human. Nice to see someone so successful has kept her feet on the ground.