I love Tina Fey and wanted to like this book but after many attempts to listen to the book, I simply cannot. I end up turning it off after an hour or so every time. Others have loved it and it certainly came highly recommended. I suppose it's just not for me.
Yes. I laughed out loud in public and wasn't ashamed. When I need a good laugh again, I'll take another listen.
Something about the line "cleaning the poop off your neck" (when referring to her daughter as a baby) has really stuck with me...
Understanding the struggle between being the boss of a huge production, killing it on SNL again, and being an amazing mother.
Say something about yourself!
WELL SPENT I ENJOYED THE FINAL PART OF IT
MAYBE, MORE TO LADY FRIENDS THAN MALE
ENUNCIATION AND AUDIOS. SHE KNEW THE TEMPO
NOT LIKELY IT IS NOT MATERIAL FOR A MOVIE
Would not. Expectations much higher. Starts out funny. Doesn't hold up. Does replay infamous Sara skits which are funny - but not the only place to hear them.
I would absolutely recommend this book.
This was a great book to listen to. If you're a fan of Tina Fey, you'll enjoy this. I was driving from Denver to Salt Lake City, listening to this book made the time go by at an incredible pace. She is hilarious and gives you insight into her personal life, life on SNL, and life on 30 Rock. I highly recommend this book!
The great thing about the audio version is that it is read by Tina Fey... and she does an excellent job! The images from the book are included in the download as a .pdf.
Tina does a nice job of depicting every person in her book with respect and humor at the same time.
I haven't listened to any other readings that Tina has done, but am a big fan of her other work.
Yes, my husband and I listened to all 5 hours in one weekend on a road trip. Never got boring!
The book is written more for women than men, but my husband still found it very entertaining.
Tina has a pleasant, articulate voice which helped me to listen in. However, solid laughs were sparse for this guy from the old school.
An example of the problem with the book, musings without much comic content maybe more amusing to women.
I'd seen one movie and the Tina Fey skit on Sarah Palin
Right on the margin.
I was open minded in my listening expecting to have a lot of laughs. Tina was at her best me when she opened up on some critics who had written to her. The book would have been better if she had emphasized comedy rather than philosophy.
I'm a dedicated reader/listener. My tastes are very eclectic, and there's not much I don't like except horror and dull history.
I had just gotten out of the hospital after a grueling illness (gastrointestinal hemorrhage) and was exhausted, disoriented, and -- sadly enough, still on vacation. Supposedly having a great time. I couldn't even hold or concentrate on reading a book, so I decided to listen to Tina Fey. Memoirs are not usually my cup of tea, but this one was perfect. Soon I was laughing out loud, sitting alone, on my South Carolina porch, soaking up the healing sun. It wasn't the way I expected to spend my vacation audiobook time (walking the beach), but it certainly was just what I needed then! Thank you, Tina Fey, for making the world a fun place again!
I can't even pick what I loved best about this book; from start to finish it's superlative. I took it along with me on a road trip - the result was that it felt as if Tina Fey was sitting in the passenger seat just telling me all these amazing stories about her life (as only she can). More than once I had to pause and focus on my driving because I was laughing so hard.
I definitely recommend listening to this all at once if you can. Tina does a fantastic job of holding attention, so you might find yourself listening to it all at once even if you didn't plan to.
Tina is amazing, and I loved this book from start to finish as I've said. The one shortcoming (literally the only one) is that the audio sounds a little compressed; hence the 4 stars for Performance instead of 5. Once or twice I had to go back and listen again with the volume all the way up to catch what she said. It has nothing to do with Tina's style and everything to do with some inexplicably subpar recording practices here and there.
This book kept my attention and kept me laughing! I have the Kindle edition and the audio and I just love both. I recommend this book to all women who have a sense of humor and can appreciate the awkward stages of growing up and being an adult. She reads a little fast which is a bit distracting in the beginning, but I realized that's just because most narrators read at a snail's pace. Once you get into it, your brain speeds up and you begin to appreciate that you aren't being read to like you are in kindergarten. This is one of my top picks for sure!