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Bossypants Audiobook
Bossypants
Written by: 
Tina Fey
Narrated by: 
Tina Fey
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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    Zan Ashland, OR 06-27-13
    Zan Ashland, OR 06-27-13 Member Since 2006

    Love novels, love to laugh.

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    "If you want to laugh, read this book"

    Tina Fey can write...and read. She was a great narrator of her very funny book. In fact, I think listening to her probably made the book much better than reading it. I'm still laughing thinking about some of her descriptions.

    I enjoyed the peek behind the scenes and learning about the actors as people. And since reading the book, have watched and appreciated 30 Rock. She is candid in relating personal details about her birth family as well as her husband and daughter. In fact, I think I want to be her best friend.

    Listening to the video in the book is a bonus. And be sure and download the PDF.

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    Kat Thomas Virginia, United States 06-21-13
    Kat Thomas Virginia, United States 06-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Meet Your New Best Friend, Tina Fey"
    Any additional comments?

    I will say up front that this was not what I expected - but that made the surprise so much better. Instead of a "biography" about everything that ever happened to Ms. T. Fey, we got snippets and remembrances and lots and lots of laughing. I felt like I was on a really hilarious yet somehow still awkward first date with Tina, but then found out she was married and we decided to be the bestest friends ever. Except I know all about her and she doesn't even know I exist. Moving on...

    The book was broken up into different periods in Tina's life - her family, a great chapter on her dad that I loved (That's Don Fey), high school/college and the beginning of her comedy career. The insights about Lorne Michaels as a producer and the glimpse of backstage life at SNL were really interesting. The stories about her daughter Alice were also really funny and made me feel better about being the mother that I am (isn't that what everyone wants? Reassurance that celebrities are messing up the same things? No?)

    The bit that I think is my favorite is the chapter describing photo shoots and comments on Photoshop. Every time I hear this line, about getting ready for a photo shoot, I bust out laughing:

    "The leg massage and the warm lights of the makeup mirror feel so cozy, that you can almost believe that THIS is your actual life. Instead of that endless, degrading looking-for-the-checkbook and boiling-macaroni shit you live with at home."

    Despite more than a few statements about motherhood, women in comedy and other controversial for our time topics, I never felt like she was lecturing or advising anyone to think exactly the way she does. It was straight up "This is what I think and that's it." I loved her take on how she wants to become a producer in the entertainment business, so that she is in a place to give comedy opportunities to other funny women.

    So, if you want a completely hilarious and still insightful good read, here is your answer. And don't get too close - she's MY friend.

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    A User university place, WA, United States 06-20-13
    A User university place, WA, United States 06-20-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I'd like to buy her a drink"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, fun and witty


    Any additional comments?

    This is by far the most entertaining audio book I've listened to this year. I have a group of women who I have on speed dial when it's time to have the girls together for happy hour. I've just added Tina Fey to that list.

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    Lincoln Florida 06-12-13
    Lincoln Florida 06-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A MUST READ for any woman over 30"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Probably not..but not because it wasn't good. I just enjoyed Tina's narration and view on her life. Her review of how she developed her Palin character is just great!


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

    Yes it was a fun read..just hearing about how she got started in comedy and how she developed herself as a successful writer and comedian.


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    lemonslush Memphis, TN, United States 06-10-13
    lemonslush Memphis, TN, United States 06-10-13
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    "You'll have tears in your eyes"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Having Tina Fey narrate her own book was, by far, the best part of listening vs. reading. Without that personal connection to the subject matter, I don't think it would have been nearly as convincing or entertaining.


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

    There were several moments where Tina Fey issues some "real talk" about appearance, self-esteem and other topics that affect me personally. Knowing that she is as amazingly popular and revered as she is, while still remembering she is a real person with real flaws, is very impactful.


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    Casey SUFFOLK, VA, United States 06-07-13
    Casey SUFFOLK, VA, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Jokes are where it is at"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I just loved that it was Tina Fey reading it, makes it 100 times better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    The introduction joke was what made me love it so much.


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

    It made me laugh the entire time. My office workers thought I was going crazy.


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    Noelle 06-06-13
    Noelle 06-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Tina Fey Narrates - WIN!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved that Tina read her own work. I loved the one line jokes and anecdotes.
    The book was not what I expected, but better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unapologetic manner in which Tina Fey owns her life, her strengths and her weaknesses. The insight on production (management) of people and her ability to make me laugh about just about anything.


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

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hey Tina, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, HEY TINA!


    Any additional comments?

    “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”

    “To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair.”
    ― Tina Fey, Bossypants

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    Alexandria New York 06-04-13
    Alexandria New York 06-04-13 Member Since 2012

    Alexandria

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    "Smart, funny, and welcome"

    I really hesitated over this purchase, because, with the exception of David Sedaris, I rarely find "comedic" books funny. Normally they try too hard, they're too obvious, they don't relate to real life, they're crass and rude, or just boring and not funny. What's more, I'm not a big SNL fan (though I enjoy weekly update), so this audiobook was not an obvious choice for me. What sold me was Tina.

    This book made me laugh out loud in front of people on crowded London streets. It made me laugh out loud while going for runs in the park. Especially the parts about Tina's dad, which I found the best by far. What woman cannot relate to Tina's relationship with her dad?

    But this book is not JUST funny. It's also very serious, especially on the topic of women in the workplace and women's roles in other women's lives. Tina draws some excellent parallels between comedy and life, a couple of which have stayed with me, and I've adopted them as personal mottos. This book made a very real contribution to my life in a way that extended beyond rhetoric and feminist mantras.

    I appreciate Tina's intelligent humor, and I appreciate her reaching out her hand to all the other women and men out there who are going along in life, unsure about tomorrow and about their own abilities. This book guides without preaching. And of course it'll make you laugh.

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    Ted Austin, TX, United States 06-03-13
    Ted Austin, TX, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Actor/Writer in ATX "The Most Wonderfully Ridiculous Person" -Kristen Kurtis 93.3 KGSR

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    "If You've Read, Hear. If You've Heard, Read"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Will again, absolutely.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a great and funny insight into a very brilliant and hilarious lady. Offers a unique perspective behind the scenes of some of the most sacred hallways of comedy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially enjoyed hearing about her trials and triumphs at Second City, the landmark improv theater and school in Chicago.


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    judi Highland, MI, United States 06-03-13
    judi Highland, MI, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "She's so FUNny"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print...love the audio I think you need to hear her life in her voice!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well it was a Bio but true to Tina Fey's life, comedy and personality...it is hilarious


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

    no


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

    HaHaHa....still laughing ....as about 'pads'


    Any additional comments?

    Do not listen while others are in the room....people will think your crazy as you laugh out loud

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