Tina's performance was lively and energetic. I often found myself laughing out loud in the train. My only criticism is that it was sometimes hard to hear what she was saying, almost bordering on mumbling.
Prolific reader, writer of short stories, novels and non-fiction.
Yes, I'd recommend it. There is a good balance of humour, life lessons, and insight into the comedy 'biz'. Tina has such a pleasant voice, she's never snarky and she doesn't take herself too seriously. The pacing was excellent - I listened to Bossypants on my daily walks and lost track of how far I'd gone, it was that good. There was just enough name-dropping, too.
Tina stories about her father were warm, funny and respectful. They gave a good backdrop to her character. The scenes about her husband's experiences with fear of flying were funny and touching, and showed her as a considerate, caring woman who wasn't just out for laughs.
It made me laugh out loud. It reminded me that famous people are just that - people.
The performance; Tina Fey
Chapter on her father, Don Fey.
Who's this for? Women. Who like SNL, including the raunchy second-half skits.
I was caught off guard during the first chapter, where Tina Fey gave a biographical sketch of her coming of age. She described in hilariously vulgar detail experiences which, as a man, I didn't experience. But while her experiences on motherhood, or being a young girl, or doing professional improv with Second City don't are far removed from my daily experience, she is so funny and insightful, that it was a delight.
The book slumps a bit in some places.
I really enjoyed it. Though it's a wonder I didn't kill myself, when I started laughing so hard I almost started crying listening on my daily commute.
Made me laugh,enjoyed the conflicts Tina expressed since they have to do with normal women in one way or another.
Faith Carr, Backyard Farmer
Growing up goofy
Hearing the author and being just as enterained as watching.
No, but I'm going to
Using her father as a quirky role model.
Worth the listen.
Did not read the print version, but having to hear someone do their own book is always great. Plus there is some great clips that one would not hear if they read the print version.
Tina Fey...self explanatory...
You almost hear her own thoughts/emotions.
Its an honest and forthright story of a woman working in the entertainment industry.
Her performance quality is amazing.
Laughed so hard I had to pull to the side of the road.
This audio book appeared to be a favorite for pretty much every listener so I decided to check it out and I loved it! I cannot say that for every 4-5 star audio book I've purchased and returned, but if you have been disappointed and have given up, pick this one up! I always feel guilty listening to the books instead of reading them, but after work reading is the last thing I want to do or stare at a computer and this book with Tina's hilarious voices was worth it. Tina Fey deserves all her acclaim and I am now a fan of hers. I hope I get lucky with other ones from audible.
This is a great audiobook. Funny and smart, just like everything that Tina does.
Mustlisten for all "30 Rock" fans. But I'm sure, that those, who never saw Tina Fey on screen, will enjoy this book as well.
Not well written and storyline was hard to follow .
Sound like a spaz.