The beginning of the this book captured my interest immediately. It was great fun to be laughing as I was driving . Unfortunately my interest fell off about half way through the book. It got boring and wasn't funny anymore. I hung in to the end but would not recommend this book to a friend.
I thought this would be an interesting audio, and the longer I listened, the more I realized that Tina Fey is a radical liberal. Sorry Tina, but your off color remarks are not funny, and I hope one day you'll realize that a woman is much more dignified than the picture you paint. I'm sorry I purchased this audio and wish I could get my money back!!
I am puzzled by the fact that most readers have given this book 5 stars. I have listened to perhaps 20 audiobooks in the past couple years, and this is the first one that I really am struggling to finish. I expected the book to be hilarious, and, having gone through now 4/5 of the book, I have only laughed a few times. I agree with the reviewer who noted that much of the humor is woman-centric, so perhaps it would be a much more engaging read for a woman. It feels like a lazy book to me, like Tina Fey just whipped it out, without putting out the effort to say more interesting and witty things.
I bought this solely because of the great reviews but I have to wonder what those people were thinking! This is simply random thoughts and a few audio clips from her Sarah Palin SNL appearances. Boring!
I love Tina Fey and this book starts out promising. But she lost me (and probably most other men) when she goes into 'female advice mode' towards the second half.
I was hoping for a good laugh. I chuckled a few times, but it wasn't hilarious. But my biggest problem was when Tina would mumble something at the end of a sentence or thought. I found myself rewinding, often several times in the same spot so I could figure out what she was saying. All that rewinding was frustrating.
This is a book that I will listen to again. I think Tina Fey is amazingly funny and especially enjoyed that she narrated her book. She is one entertainer that I would love to have for a friend. The only complaint about the book is that I wish it had been longer.
Tina Fey's narration is so relaxed and informal at times one feels that they are listening to a rambling voice mail from an old friend. Great book and great audio book. Straight male readers may find a few chapters a struggle to get through, you'll know them when you get to them. But the rest of the book's appeal is universal to any Tina Fey fan.
Tina Fey is great! Her narration made this book a very fun listen. Tina had some really funny stories to tell from her childhood and days leading up to her career at SNL. Tina as well shares some interesting insights into comedy writing, producing a show, and be a woman and mother as well. I enjoyed listening to this book in the same way that I might enjoy the actor commentary of a favorite comedic movie.
From how to handle a mix of comedy writers -- 4 Harvard nerds + 4 improv actors -- to how to survive Christmas in Youngstown Ohio, to being in the public spotlight because you impersonated a female VP candidate (GOD FORBID), Tina Fey's Bossy Pants was so funny I had to sometimes turn off my audible download to continue breathing after laughing so hard and out loud! Fey is entertaining in the best of ways, the way that allows her to be smart and self-deprecating at the same time. Her description of her father's incessant need to clean the carpets, yet save money brought me right back to my late 1970's upbringing and to tears of laughter. I also loved her acceptance of her in-laws perception of New York and how it influenced her own perception of NYC "hmm there is a lot of dog poop on east 83rd. Thank you for this inspiring and hilarious book!!! Please write more! YOU insoire me!