Busy full time student and part-time fitness instructor. I'm a sucker for lattes and wine.
Tina Fey is absolutely amazing!! Hysterical!!! Great story teller. Extremely inspiring. I didn't become a fan of her until I read this book. She's different in that she's not the stereotypical "in your face" feminist (although I admire and adores those too), but rather, "please stop talking about how funny I am for a female". Very funny and very entertaining. I really enjoyed it. It's great for all, especially those who aspire to be in the screen writing, tv, radio, or theatre business.
Although very different stories and lives, I could compare it to Sheryl Sandberg's, "Lean In". I didn't realize how much of a feminist Tina Fey was. She's truly inspiring.
Say something about yourself!
Tina's personallity comes off hilarious to me.
Can't think of any...
When the little boy tore her coloring... Her response had me in knots laughing
It's a quick easy listen. I think Tina Fey is very talented and 30 Rock was one of the funniest shows on TV. 30 Rock didn't waste one line of dialogue - every word was funny. I expected the same from this book but was wrong - my fault though as it is afterall a biography and not a 30 Rock or Arrested Development episode. Some funny parts but more of Tina's condensed life story.
Interesting to hear the behind the scenes stuff for SNL and 30 Rock.
Nothing. It was nice to have Fey read it as she seemed to take liberty and improvise with comments.
Any Fey fan knows she's a feminist and she makes no bones about it in the book so expect it. But, I note her politics trumps her feminism. She seemed to find Monica Lewinsky a simpleton when many would argue that situation was a clear example of a man using his power and authority to take advantage of a subordinate woman. And, of course, Sarah Palin has been a great punching bag for Fey. But, don't let that turn you off Fey, whatever your politics. I look forward to Fey's next TV show.
Yes, it entertained me while I washed the dishes, made dinner, put on some laundry, and walked the dog. But it wasn't as funny, insightful, or surprising as I'd hoped - I won't listen to it again.
Her self-deprecating humor is similar to Anne Lamott's or David Sedaris', but she's not as genuinely vulnerable as Anne or as outrageous as David.
Strangely enough, she makes her path to super-celebrity seem pretty smooth and uneventful... she soft-pedals the life-changing landmark accomplishments, and omits some things altogether (there's nothing about "Mean Girls"). You can't actually tell from this book what a super-famous and powerful person Tina Fey is.
Her narration is witty and dry, and you recognize her as Liz Lemon (or a version of Liz Lemon). You also hear some "Jenna" tones.
Not under these circs ... but someday, after she's retired and doesn't have to be so nice and diplomatic, I'd love to hear a "no-hold-barred" memoir from Tina Fey where she would really dish dirt on the crazy obnoxious people she's worked with. I'd also like her to write about feminism and sexism in more than this glib one-liner way.
WOW - Funny - a great insight into a career and life!
She pulls no punches, Tina is a real person
1st time with her work
Really, I had to control myself from laughing too hard while driving.
This book was awful. I'm a Tina Fey fan but I couldn't even get through the first few chapters without snoozing. The material was incredibly dry and just not up to Tina Fey par.
Yes! Tina Fey's reading was brilliant! added a lot to the drama
So funny! and relatable
Nope..and wish she has more!
I love that it was narrated by the author Tina Fey
Very funny, I definitely laughed out loud. The ending got a little dull though.
I absolutely loved this book, even more I love that Tina Fey read the book so her personality seeps through and through. Had me laughing the whole time.
The random little stories and the background on her family, specifically her dad.
All of them!
I loved hearing the story from Tina Fey herself. I felt like we were having a really great conversation.