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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

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 these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    Karen Burton United States 09-25-12
    Karen Burton United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2014
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    "FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!"

    It was great listen, laughed out loud several times!!! I would recomend to absolutely anyone!

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    Dustin SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX, United States 09-25-12
    Dustin SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX, United States 09-25-12
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    "It was great"

    It was funny and endearing. The cherry on top was the fact it's actually Tina doing the audiobook.

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    Arthureen HENRICO, VA, United States 09-25-12
    Arthureen HENRICO, VA, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "AWESOME!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Absolutely Awesome...Tina is funny as usual. I had many bouts of laughter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ummmm...Tina


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

    Tina's voice tells the story in a more interesting dynamic.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed the entire time


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer HUNTINGTON PARK, CA, United States 09-24-12
    Amazon Customer HUNTINGTON PARK, CA, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Tina Fey Rocks Your Face Off!!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Very amazing sir!


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    It's a comedy type book, every comedian is different. But I know other comedians that have written books and one of those is George Carlin.


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

    No.


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

    The whole thing is a convergence of funny!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jannie Plano, TX, United States 09-17-12
    Jannie Plano, TX, United States 09-17-12
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    "Very Entertaining!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey reading it


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    any auto biography


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

    she brings more delight to the book than if i just read it. Listening to her speak was very entertaining


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

    her realationship with her mother.


    Any additional comments?

    Great Job!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendi Blanco, NM, United States 09-17-12
    Wendi Blanco, NM, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great fun and full of laughs!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, funny, entertaining


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Listening to Tina talking about her stent playing Sarah Palin


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

    These are her words and it was great hearing them from her.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, laugh and laugh


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah S Glass 09-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "An LOL read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book had me laughing every five minutes but also gave me some good thoughts about management styles, modern feminism, and the business of comedy. Great insights conveyed through humor, what a blessing when that happens!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her storytelling feels easy, almost free-flowing but you can see the structure upon second thought. Very smart writing.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It felt very honest.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Lots of laughter.


    Any additional comments?

    I've recommended this book to several of my friends, male/female, young/old. She touches on such divergent topics - feminism, homosexuality, business, stress - that the book seems entirely relevant to many different types of people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E.A.Snelson ST Paul, MN, United States 09-17-12
    E.A.Snelson ST Paul, MN, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Better heard than read"

    Because Tina Fey is such a good performer, I assumed, correctly as it happens, that this would be a fun listen. But the audio clips, and her sharp asides, made audio the better source.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Lakeland, TN, United States 09-17-12
    Jennifer Lakeland, TN, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Can't stop listening!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Very entertaining and a great read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her honesty.


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

    Her own commentary was very funny and contagious.


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

    Yes absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    She was a great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 09-17-12
    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2015

    "I listen to learn"!

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    "COULD NOT LISTEN TO IT"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love Tina Fey. I have seen her in various movies, 30 Rock and loved her on SNL. I don't recall her having such a foul mouth...obviously there wer limiations on national TV. The first 3 minutes I heard way too many cuss words. I no doubt think some will enjoy, but i just didn't want to hear all that. She may not say another one, but I had to bow out.


    What could Tina Fey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    FOR ME? No foul language


    What didn’t you like about Tina Fey’s performance?

    Foul Language


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Again, I love Tina Fey and this is probabaly a great listen for many other people, just not me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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