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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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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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    C. CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 01-11-12
    C. CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 01-11-12
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    "Good one Tina Fey"
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    This was a really good book. Having it read by Tina makes it that much more enjoyable. It did get a little long at some points. Overall, a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Grand Rapids, MI, United States 01-10-12
    Timothy Grand Rapids, MI, United States 01-10-12
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Smart. Rapid. Entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her impersonation of Paul Lynde will make milk shoot out of your nose.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Describing her Dad.


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

    Watch 30 Rock. Please.


    Any additional comments?

    Best biographical journey by a comedian of 2011.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    FULLAUTOSLUT 01-10-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "THIS SUCKS"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS LIBERAL DIATRIBE


    Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

    YEP THIS BOOK SUCKED


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tina Fey?

    ANYBODY


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

    NONE


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE SAVE A CREDIT

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Skinny Mo Diddley 01-10-12
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    "Tina Fey at her AWESOMENESS!!!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    What I loved best about Bossypants was that Tina Fey, herself, narrated the book. It was like commuting to work with Tina in the car with me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the hilarious, candid way Tina shared her life with her audience. She reminded me of myself and my friends during our awkward stages of growing up and in later years. We joked about some of the exact things Tina Fey does!


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

    Tina Fey as herself, of course!


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

    Oh my gosh, it made me laugh out loud, every DAY. I would save it for the commute into work as it made the time FLY by. I imagine I was the only commuter on that packed highway laughing and smiling on her way to work.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey, please WRITE MORE BOOKS!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel SOUTH PASADENA, CA, United States 01-09-12
    Laurel SOUTH PASADENA, CA, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hilarious and touching. Loved it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed this audiobook. It would have been hilarious no matter what format I absorbed it, but the fact that Tina Fey was the actual audiobook narrator made it even better. My fiance and I listened to it on our drive to my family's Christmas celebration and laughed out loud. A lot. Tina Fey is freakin' hilarious. Oh and then I bought it for my sister for Christmas only to learn she had already read it, and loved it, so I gave it to one of my cousins, who already had a copy of the actual book but wanted it anyway for an upcoming road trip.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol 01-09-12
    Carol 01-09-12
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    "Much more than I expected"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, I plan to because I want to remember more of the stories and great lines.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Some of the subjects I would never think to talk about but she made it hilarious.


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

    no


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Toronto, ON, Canada 01-09-12
    Sarah Toronto, ON, Canada 01-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "How cool is Tina Fey? Seriously!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is therapy. After working in a male dominated business, this book made me feel less crazy... of course, I probably looked nuts while I listened to it because I was laughing out loud in public. Hmmm.


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

    Tina's portrayal of her father, Don Fey, is priceless. I learned that dudes like this book too, when all my co-workers decided that want to be Don Fey.


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

    I listened to this book in one sitting and then again in savory little sound bites.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this book. It will make you happy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DeadSpace4 01-09-12
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    "Good Book, Still Funny for a Man to Listen"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yeah, I love memoirs and especially from comedians.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Tina herself.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Her comedic timing is not something she is known for but her deadpan delivery and sarcasm while reading is reminiscent of her Weekend Update bits on SNL. The delivery is dry in good way.


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

    Extreme? No... but I did have a good chuckle for most of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Woman and gay men will relate to this book much more than straight men, there are just some jokes and stories that are very obviously centered around a woman's outlook, perspective, and experience and since much of the people in her life have been gay men that perspective is represented well too. This is not meant to be sexist or homophobic, it's just the truth. However, as a 30 year old, straight man who watched SNL regularly I can say that our demographic will also get a kick out of a lot of her stories. I enjoyed the book even though many of my personal life experience were not at all similar to Tina's.

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    Emma St. Albert, alberta, Canada 01-09-12
    Emma St. Albert, alberta, Canada 01-09-12
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    "Expectedly funny"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Light
    Funny
    Entertaining


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tina Fey? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. Her writing style, while predictable to her fans, is quite funny and light.


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

    no I have not


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

    I did it in one sitting. While I cleaned the house it was an all day listen. Loved it!!


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    Omran 01-09-12
    Omran 01-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great listing to Tina Fey!"

    Enjoyed the little stories, easy to connect to her character, especially that she is reading it.

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