Wished I got more for my Audible credit. Only 5 hours long. Vascillated between funny, straight-forward biography, and preachy moments. I definitely laughed out loud throughout the book, but I found the tone unpredictable and unbalanced. Rather than repeated segments about the gendered world of work and comedy (which I agree with, but she's preaching to the choir, given the likely audience of this book), I would have liked more genuine vulnerability and emotion (like the traumatic assault she experienced as a child) to balance the comedic aspects.
If you want a light hearted and funny listen - Bossypants delivers. Fey's narration is excellent and her humor and wit make this a lot of fun.
Interesting behind the scenes look at Tina Fey. Fairly funny. Her reading improves the experience since she adds personal feeling to the account.
I have loved Tina Fey for a long time so was excited to listen to her book. I started laughing in the first 10 or 15 minutes and never stopped. Great book!!
The difference between a celebrity memoir written by a celebrity who actually writes for a living and one who doesn't is, well ... quality. Fey is a great storyteller, and her improv training and sense of irony let her get away with being a celebrity even as she makes fun of celebrity.
Tina Fey was so funny. This was my first Audio book experience and I'm glad that it was Tina Fey's voice carrying me through it. I looked forward to getting into my car each day to and from work, and I found myself volunteering to run errands on the weekend, just so I could listen to the book. There are some things reading the book just doesn't have...Tina Fey's voice. It was lighthearted and fun throughout the whole book and it was interesting learning about all of the phases of her life through her voice. I was sad when it ended.
My wife and I started listening to this on our recent road trip and start laughing from the get go. Unfortunately, there was too much swearing and the humor was too crude. So we had to stop listening to it. It was a shame because she is very funny.
If you don't mind people staring as you exercise, because you are often chuckling, reacting to funniness only you can hear, get this book. Fey's observations are clear, and you'll come away liking her even more than you aleady do. Big problems with the production values, though. Was this recorded in her garage with a cheap mic? The horrible audio echo that accompanies her wry delivery distracts throughout.
I am 35 minutes in and I have reverted to lightly smiling rather than laughing my head off. This is because every single muscle related to laughing is hurting, and if I smile any wider my dimples hurt. Worth it.
Know that if you listen to this in public you will laugh out loud and someone might think you are a crazy person.
Aside from her great delivery and humor I also enjoyed the behind the scenes stories from SNL and 30 Rock.