I had never read (or listened to) a Stephen King novel before this one. Two of my friends recommended it at the same time. I was interested in the JFK assassination angle. But as you read the book it becomes so much more..and more. Stephen King has one amazing imagination! And the reader is terrific. He is one o the few male male audio book performers, whose women characters don't sound like a Dan Akroyd impersonation of Julie Child. Warning: You won't be able to stop listening!
This book starts out slow and gets slower and with one of the worst Massachusetts accents ever. I keep suggesting, if you cannot really do a Massachusetts accent, just read in English with No accent. Bad accent -- too distracting. I keep thinking if this book got published...I need to get going on my mystery book!
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!
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