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
"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)
Absolutely. Tina Fey tells stories from growing up to now and how she thinks of things. It makes a female like myself feel like maybe I'm not so weird after all. Though it is appealing in particular to females, anyone will enjoy this book simply for the comedy gold in her weird and engaging stories.Plus sometimes you're laughing so hard you miss the next joke. I had to pause a few times to catch everything or really laugh it out.
It's her book, she wrote it, and she delivers it exactly as it is meant to be read. Punchline after punchline are hit exactly as they should be.
There's a part that I thought was very good. She was talking about SNL just after Amy Poehler joins the cast. (I'm paraphrasing here.) Amy apparently burped very loudly. Jimmy Fallon jokingly stated in a mocking high pitched voice voice "Ewww!! Girls are supposed to be nice and pretty!" Amy Poehler turned around, dead serious and said "We don't give a fuck what you want." She goes on to clarify that both of them are friends it wasn't drama. For me personally, that was an amazing thing to hear and when I felt a sense of pride for Amy even in a joke making sure they know she does not care about your standards. Again personally-there are many other amazing moments in the book that have little to do with making a point.
I enjoyed seeing Tina Fey as a real person instead of a character. She is an amazing, witty and smart women who teaches us to see humor in everyday life.
It wouldn't have been the same experience without Tina Fey reading her own book. She has a great style and unique way of telling stories. Sometimes she would whisper and it was difficult to hear what she was saying. We often had to rewind to hear all her jokes.
My daughters and I listened to this book while driving cross country taking my oldest to college. It was a perfect choice. We could turn it on and off and still easily follow the story. Tina Fey is a great role model. She shows you can be nerdy, awkward and smart and find success. We laughed out loud many times.
Tine Fey is completely engaging, sincere and affable at the same time. I loved every minute of listening to her read Bossypants and was sad for the book to be over so soon!
Nora Eprhon - Why I hate my neck and other thoughts on being a woman
Mindy Kaling - Is everyone hanging out without me and other concerns
The book is written in her voice, so having her read it made me feel like I was on a long phone conversation with Tina and that she was actually speaking to me... plus, the excerpts of sketches, accents and sound effects were perfect!
I have actually already listened to this audiobook at least 3 times, the way she delivers her story is just hilarious!
I think my favorite part of the book if Tina's description of her father - "That's Don Fey"
This is the first I have listened to
I don't know if I would say "moved" me but I did really enjoy how much Tina is on board with being happy with yourself and being proud of who you are and where you came from.
I loved that Tina gave us her background in a funny and quirky way. I can truly relate to her awkward childhood and the way she always reached for goals that people didn't think she should have approached.
Well I love Tina on SNL and on 30 Rock. I've seen all of her movies and most of her interviews. I am really a big fan. SO this book was a way to see where she came from and her person beliefs that are so inspiring
I didnt want to stop. Unfortunately life got in the way and i couldn't but it was sure a joy to comeback to.
I have already recommended Bossypants to all my friends. Tina Fey took us through a hilarious tale of the everyday life and what it took to get her where she is.
This book embarrassed me on the bus on several occasions from laughing out loud too hard. There were plenty of times that I could relate to this book and laugh out the awkwardness with her.
I would definitely recommend to all!
I feel as though the book had some strong feminist view points/content which at times made it difficult to continue to listen. I did not like the fact that she seemed to ramble at some sections within the book.
Yes I would recommend this audiobook because overall I thought it was an decent listen.
It was definitely lengthy however had some random parts that piqued my interest.
I liked the fact the audiobook was narrated by the author; this aspect gave it a personalized touch that other books that aren't narrated by the other that wrote the book has.
The audio version is definitely super cool because Tina Fey does the narrating! What could be better than the author (especially one as funny as Tina) narrating their own book?!
I loved when Tina Fey would make fun of herself. She help remind the listener that we do embarrassing things that we think are great at the time but look back and shake our heads at our past selves. That is extremely relatable!
I loved when Tina included the audio of her and Amy Pohler's scene from SNL!
I loved when Tina Fey talked about her awkward childhood. It was heartwarming and extremely relatable.
IT was overall a great book to listen to
Absolutely. I love to listen to self written and narrated comedian biographies. It's like a quirky little insight into their minds. Though, I sometimes got a little suspicious feeling that this might have been written as a secret public love declaration to Alec Baldwin and Amy Pholer. Ya, I'm on to you Tina....
I loved her description of her husband and her honeymoon cruise ship disaster as well as when she talked about motherhood. Listening to her explain the Sarah Palin phenomenon was intriguing too, it got a little too much sounding like Tina just trying to defend her past actions sometimes, but still interesting to hear how it all went down.
That cruise ship honeymoon was just plain ridiculous. Also remembering all her awkward childhood stories were great too...or maybe that's just because I relate to them all... So glad she and audible included the PDFs.
Bossypants: your fly is down.
Hilarious, endearing, hilarious
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me... And Other Concerns
Both of these books have that best friend feel. They also both show what it's like to work your way up in the show business industry as a female comedian.
I was laughing so hard that I nearly ran my car off the road... so... obviously worth it.
I have re-listened to this book 4 times, and I still laugh!
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