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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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    Ben SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 10-31-13
    Ben SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Audiobook I've Heard In a Long Time"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I can't even pick what I loved best about this book; from start to finish it's superlative. I took it along with me on a road trip - the result was that it felt as if Tina Fey was sitting in the passenger seat just telling me all these amazing stories about her life (as only she can). More than once I had to pause and focus on my driving because I was laughing so hard.


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

    I definitely recommend listening to this all at once if you can. Tina does a fantastic job of holding attention, so you might find yourself listening to it all at once even if you didn't plan to.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina is amazing, and I loved this book from start to finish as I've said. The one shortcoming (literally the only one) is that the audio sounds a little compressed; hence the 4 stars for Performance instead of 5. Once or twice I had to go back and listen again with the volume all the way up to catch what she said. It has nothing to do with Tina's style and everything to do with some inexplicably subpar recording practices here and there.

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    Lindsay Huibregtse 10-31-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Tina Fey is cracks me up! I love this book!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book kept my attention and kept me laughing! I have the Kindle edition and the audio and I just love both. I recommend this book to all women who have a sense of humor and can appreciate the awkward stages of growing up and being an adult. She reads a little fast which is a bit distracting in the beginning, but I realized that's just because most narrators read at a snail's pace. Once you get into it, your brain speeds up and you begin to appreciate that you aren't being read to like you are in kindergarten. This is one of my top picks for sure!

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    njmscollins YONKERS, NY, United States 10-30-13
    njmscollins YONKERS, NY, United States 10-30-13
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    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Funny but not something I'd reread again.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Hmmm..not sure about that.


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

    No this was a first for me.


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

    I laughed here and there.


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    Matthew Kelley NORTHPORT, ALABAMA, United States 10-29-13
    Matthew Kelley NORTHPORT, ALABAMA, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2010

    I teach American Literature and am the proud daddy of a 2 year old.

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    "Get this book, now!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    The fact that Tina Fey was reading/performing her own material.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She was funny, and just a bit sassier than I expected.


    Any additional comments?

    If you need to laugh, do yourself a favor and get this audiobook. However, I would not recommend trying to drink while you listen. You'll be laughing too hard.

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    R. Banks 10-25-13
    R. Banks 10-25-13
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    "Could not stop laughing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, so much fun! I listen to it at work and could not stop laughing at my desk.


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    Angela Grapevine, TX, United States 10-24-13
    Angela Grapevine, TX, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The whole family was falling in the floor laughing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! anyone who needs a laugh and just wants to hear the life struggles that another goes through this is book is for you! We listened to the audiobook in the car on a road trip with the family


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

    Sarah Palin!!


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

    Yes when she talked about juggling the SNL moonlighting job, with 30 Rock, and her child's birthday party and all were important to her. She worked so hard all the time yet maintained her humor and life balance. I found that inspiring!


    Any additional comments?

    I think Tina Fey is a great writer and I thought she did a great job reading for the audio book as well. I hope she writes another book in the future! Also, I'm a republican conservative and I still loved it so just because she is a hard core lib don't let that stop you. If it does quit being so closed minded! As you will see in this book we are all just people trying to make it in this world and take care of our family while having a few laughs along the way. Love you Tina we think you are awesome!!!!

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    Paula United States 10-20-13
    Paula United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2015

    I want to read books that take me to a "place and/or time" I've never been. On the other hand, I love reading about places where I HAVE been.

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    This was just too short. I didn't want it to end. This is THE only way to 'read' this book. Tina Fey is hilarious and a very good narrator. No one else could have done it as well. Great book for anyone who has had growing pains and horrendously embarrassing teenage moments. Doesn't that include us all!

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    Dave Kitty hawk, NC, United States 10-18-13
    Dave Kitty hawk, NC, United States 10-18-13
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    "Wonderfully funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was a wonderfully funny bio. I thoroughly enjoy Tina Fey. Read it! You won't be sorry.


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    Lori New Hope, MN, United States 10-17-13
    Lori New Hope, MN, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"
    What would have made Bossypants better?

    I was expecting to laugh out loud and enjoy all of Tina's quick wit. I was disappointed. I couldn't even bring myself to finishing this audiobook.


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    D. Emerson 10-17-13
    D. Emerson 10-17-13
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    "Not worth the time"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    No.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


    Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. To stop swearing.


    Any additional comments?

    Cursing is not attractive at all.

    There is too much cursing for my taste.

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