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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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    Seana BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 08-19-13
    Seana BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 08-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Exceptionally entertaining, funny & as expected!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Tina Fey Is wonderfully hilarious and her life, prior to becoming a star, was just a normal life. The story is light and doesn't require your full attention, so you can listen while putting on your face, driving, cooking, etc.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina


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

    Only having seen her on SNL. I can't really compare her in character to her in reality.


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

    I laughed, a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    A credit well spent.

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    luz Elizabeth, NJ, United States 08-15-13
    luz Elizabeth, NJ, United States 08-15-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Love the book!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    A realistic feminist book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina's personal growth


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

    Herself


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

    Women in the work place, and her daugther.


    Any additional comments?

    She is Empowering without beig a crazy feminist. In a funny way she explains how can you be the boss without losing yourself.

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    Andrea 08-14-13
    Andrea 08-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Laughed the entire drive!"

    Listened to this book on a long drive and loved every second. Like watching an 6 hour stand up comedy show. Literally laughed out loud while stuck in traffic, my car neighbors though I had lost it. Must listen if you, like me, are a Liz Lemon fan. Enjoy!

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    Elizabeth Melrose, MA 08-13-13
    Elizabeth Melrose, MA 08-13-13

    I love literary books! When it comes to audible though, I love non-fiction. I intend to try a lot more regardless. :)

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    "Not too "Bossy""
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I was a beginner at Audible and I wanted to try something that would not deter my attention away from the person reading, so I picked the marvelous, Tina Fey. Knowing that she is a very funny lady, I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed with my choice.

    I wouldn't have said that her book was riviting, nor would I say that the chapters were very long or expertly written, but I would say that she had a way of telling her story that made the reader interested. She talked mostly about her life, how it shaped her into the person she is today. It's just as simple as that. It is a book that can be listened to in quick snippets, like washing the dishes, or switching a load of laundry. It wasn't a book that you had to listen to continuously and so you didn't have ot worry where the story stopped. Overall, it was a good book, read by the author who spoke about her own points of view and this is what made it enjoyable.


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    elizabeth norris New York, NY 08-12-13
    elizabeth norris New York, NY 08-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Yes"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Short, funny, and so perfect, I really enjoyed reading Bossypants. It's definitely one of the best non-fiction audiobooks I've listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clearly, Tina Fey.


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

    She's so funny and despite what she says, I think she does great impressions.


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

    I laughed a lot.


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    Amazon Customer Boston, MA USA 08-08-13
    Amazon Customer Boston, MA USA 08-08-13 Listener Since 2006
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    "Loved it."

    This book made me laugh out loud - a lot. It's so Tina and I want to watch all of 30 Rock again...

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    Erin Cottage Grove, WI, United States 08-07-13
    Erin Cottage Grove, WI, United States 08-07-13
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    "Great Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I liked Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live and some of her movies, but really didn't know much about her, other than she is pretty funny. This book does not disappoint. I laughed out loud so many times. This is a great book.


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    Tanya Dunedin, New Zealand 08-06-13
    Tanya Dunedin, New Zealand 08-06-13
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    "Enjoyable"

    I enjoyed this book. It is an interesting story, told well by Tina Fey. Since I am outside the US I actually have very little knowledge of her work, (I am not a TV watcher) but I still very much enjoyed her story.

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    AmyP Madison, WI USA 08-05-13
    AmyP Madison, WI USA 08-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Might not have translated well to audio."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was worth listening to. Maybe not worth the audible credit because it was so short.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think it may not have translated well to audio, even with Tina Fey narrating. Some things are meant to have a written impact.


    Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

    Worth listening to, not worth the audible credit.


    Any additional comments?

    I was surprised to find I wasn't crazy about this book. It was actually somewhat dull.

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    Visa Anchorage, AK 08-04-13
    Visa Anchorage, AK 08-04-13

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    "I'm lizzing!"
    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    This book does not compare to any other book. I wish this wasn't the first audio book I'd ever listened to, because now no other book will be as good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially loved hearing about her growing up years. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the ungainly upbringing of Tina Fey.


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

    Tina's recount of her transition into womanhood.


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome that it was narrated by Tina Fey! No one else would be able to convey her sense of humor better than herself.

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