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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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Why we think it's Essential - Witty, finely-crafted, and meant to be heard, Bossypants is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. Tina Fey knows how to deliver a good punch-line – and does so hilariously throughout her memoir. Her self-deprecating humor shines through, and this half-memoir, half-stand-up routine left me laughing for all in the subway car to hear. From her days in the Second City comedy troupe, to Saturday Night Live, to Hollywood, Fey's stories and memories will leave you in stitches. —Jess

Publisher's Summary

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin", Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both of those dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Includes special, never-before-solicited opinions on breastfeeding, princesses, Photoshop, the electoral process, and Italian rum cake!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)

"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)

"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny - oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)

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    Pamela Richmond, VA, United States 11-27-13
    Pamela Richmond, VA, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great BooK"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I loved hearing the story from Tina Fey herself. I felt like we were having a really great conversation.


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    Ellis Durham, NC, United States 11-24-13
    Ellis Durham, NC, United States 11-24-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A truly great experience!"

    Heartfelt, hilarious, and down-to-earth. This audiobook is Tina Fey at her best. Hearing her words in her own voice is a great treat. From childhood to the 2008 Elections, Tina Fey provides a great account of her life, ambitions, and fears.

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    C.O. 11-22-13
    C.O. 11-22-13
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    "Wanted to like it but I just couldn't"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Alexis ASTORIA, NY, United States 11-22-13
    Alexis ASTORIA, NY, United States 11-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Tina Fey brings it."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes. I laughed out loud in public and wasn't ashamed. When I need a good laugh again, I'll take another listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Something about the line "cleaning the poop off your neck" (when referring to her daughter as a baby) has really stuck with me...


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Her father.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Understanding the struggle between being the boss of a huge production, killing it on SNL again, and being an amazing mother.


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    Benjamin mexico city, Mexico 11-19-13
    Benjamin mexico city, Mexico 11-19-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "FOR LADY ENTREPRENUERS"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    WELL SPENT I ENJOYED THE FINAL PART OF IT


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    MAYBE, MORE TO LADY FRIENDS THAN MALE


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    ENUNCIATION AND AUDIOS. SHE KNEW THE TEMPO


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NOT LIKELY IT IS NOT MATERIAL FOR A MOVIE


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    Jennifer 11-08-13
    Jennifer 11-08-13
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    "Starts out funny -- a few laughs in the middle"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


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    Ron Lindon, Utah, United States 11-06-13
    Ron Lindon, Utah, United States 11-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Jessica Davis, CA, United States 11-03-13
    Jessica Davis, CA, United States 11-03-13
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    "Very Funny"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina does a nice job of depicting every person in her book with respect and humor at the same time.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any other readings that Tina has done, but am a big fan of her other work.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, my husband and I listened to all 5 hours in one weekend on a road trip. Never got boring!


    Any additional comments?

    The book is written more for women than men, but my husband still found it very entertaining.

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    KRB Greenbelt, MD 11-03-13
    KRB Greenbelt, MD 11-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Informative--Maybe, Funny--Well..,."
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    Tina has a pleasant, articulate voice which helped me to listen in. However, solid laughs were sparse for this guy from the old school.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    An example of the problem with the book, musings without much comic content maybe more amusing to women.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I'd seen one movie and the Tina Fey skit on Sarah Palin


    Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

    Right on the margin.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Karen NASHUA, NH, United States 11-02-13
    Karen NASHUA, NH, United States 11-02-13 Member Since 2012

    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.

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    "Just what the doctor ordered!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Laughing


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