I gave the book 2 stars because, as much as I love Tine Fey, her narration was disappointing. Her reading sounded rushed, humorless, and overall negative- in a self-deprecating sort of way. I think I would have enjoyed the book much better had I read it instead of listening to it.
Boy, did I need this book! I can't wait to re-listen to it in about one month to make sure I've extracted every laugh possible. Love the fact that she narrated this book--I felt like she was in my kitchen gabbing away, making me laugh my guts out! Might have to buy a box of Depends before I listen to it again. Sure beats turning on the news.
Super entertaining and very funny book. Just Tina Fey's narration is worth the price of the book. Other than seeing her Sarah Palin skits, I really didn't know anything about her or 30 Rock. While I'm not sure anything I listened to was true, it sure was funny.
I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?
Tina Fey is a very talented actor and comic writer.... as for a novelist, well.......I suppose this book delivers what one expects really. It's cute and funny sorta and I could have skipped it and not missed a thing.
If you are looking for "lite" entertainment you might consider choosing this book.
I have always liked Tina Fey - and Bossypants has it's funny moments. However, a lot of her jokes and observations are very womancentric and probably less funny to men. Though she talks about her career and experiences in general, she spends a lot of time on woman-only issues. Tampon and makeup humor anyone? There is a lot of that in there, but the book is funny overall and worth a listen.
Very near the bottom.
Sometimes it was funny.
Wait until Tina is older so the book will have more content.
Tone down the language and the vulgar comments
Tina Fey is absolutely hilarious. This book seemed to follow in the typical style of Tina Fey and had me laughing up until the point I simply could no longer handle all of the foul language and ill-mannered sexual comments. I only made it about 20 minutes into the book. Sorry Tina.
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
One may get a sense of Tina Fey’s book by watching Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2013 Golden Globes’ fete. If one liked Fey and Poehler’s performance at the Golden Globes, “Bossypants” will be a belly laugh; if not, “Bossypants” is a face plant.
“Bossypants” is a brief history of Fey’s rise to fame, the early days of high school and college, the struggle to find a paying job, the break at Second City Chicago,and the growing success of “30 Rock”. Along the way Fey explains marriage, motherhood, and the genesis of the Palin parody.
Inter-weaved in her story are Fey’s views on women’s rights, gay rights, politics, and the essence of improvised theater.
Bossypants is a fun listen with Tina Fey’s comic timing, writing, and direction.
I don't know, but i do know having Tina Fey do the narration was integral to the success of this audiobook.
There were so many laugh out loud moments it's difficult to isolate one.
It was a great audiobook.
Not only is Tina Fey hilarious, but she is also really, really smart. Every bit of this book is filled with humor and intelligence. But she also comes across as kind, thoughtful, and I think she is probably a really good boss. Listen to this book and the hours will fly by!