It was cute, especially her own tales of growing up with a strong Dad. Loved the vignettes about her childhood & comparing that to her and her husband's dealing w/ their child.
It was like a friend telling a story over coffee.
This book moves really fast! I just had a 6-hour road trip that felt like 2 hours because I blew through this book. Fey has a good voice for narration and spoke quite fast which helped push the flow of the audio book. I appreciated the background she gave into how 30 Rock came into existance how her Sarah Palin impersonation evolved into cult legend.
Fey doesnt pull any punches in this biography. Her self depricating personality shines through and illumniates her wit and crudeness.
Even if you dont see eye to eye with her more liberal views this book can be for every adult who lived thorugh the 80s.
Thanks Tina for your insight into feminisim in comedy!
Most enjoyable was Tina Fey's delivery. In several places I was laughing so hard I had to stop listening for a moment so I could catch my breath
There are several memorable characters, but the Chapter about her Dad, entitled "Don Fey"
was quite memorable.
THE Tina Fey character, of course, is Sarah Palin. I found it especially interesting (and funny) to discover the genesis of this character and Ms. Fey's original resistance to doing this bit. Also interesting was listening to her tell how she 'studied', so to speak, to take on the characteristics of Ms. Palin and their subsequent meeting on SNL
Well, I laughed pretty darn hard...so hard that I was almost crying. I'd say that's extreme
I really wasn't a "fan" of Tina Fey. I've never seen 30 Rock or knew that she was actually involved with it. Of course, with all the coverage of her Sarah Palin impression during that campaign, I was quite aware of who she was and had seen her on SNL. But I think she did a great job with this book, interspersing memories of growing up, learning improve, moving "up" in the business AND marriage, childbirth & motherhood. It's a lot of ground to cover and keep the listener interested throughout, but she does a great job and I recommend this book for a good laugh
I got this book based on positive review by Leo Laporte. However, the book is really geared toward women. I love Tina, and 30 Rock, but this book was not for me.
Brilliant. Funny. Original.
Her humor and honesty.
A full out performance.
The way she deals with homophobic attitudes is perfect. I wish everyone would read this book.
This was a really good read because it gives you some insight into the life of a groundbreaking female performer/writer/mother/queen of the mumbled phrase.
As a fan of Tina Fey, I knew the book was going to be funny (and it didn't disappoint). But after listening to her narration of her own material (both alone and with my family), I can't imagine how this book was meant to be anything other than an audio book. It's pitch-perfect and hilarious.
Some of the stories were ok, but she sounded like she was reading somebody else's life off a cue card the entire time. I couldn't even get through the audiobook.
Mom, Science Teacher, Kid at Heart. My 52 mile drive to work gives me time to finally stretch my brain. Audible has been a wonderful treat! Thanks Bob!
It would depend on the subject of the book.
It would depend on the subject of the audiobook.
Tina Fey was fine as a narrator.
This book read like a SNL episode: many topics-unrelated-most eliciting a chuckle.