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)
I don't know Tina fey and thought it wouldn't matter as reviews were great, but i couldn't get into it and didn't really find it funny.
SO funny, So real!
I liked her description of the way others perceived her father.
I listened to this book wherever I could until I was done. Wish she had another I could download.
I was very doubtful about buying this book because some people mentioned mumbling and being disappointed with the comedy but I decided to try it anyway and oh my God. I finished this book in two days, listening to it non-stop no matter where I went. I haven't watched 30 Rock or been much aware of what's been going on with SNL but that didn't seem to matter that much. I might not have laughed out loud all the way through but I was very, very, VERY entertained by it. When she didn't make me laugh, she made me think.
About the mumbling I feel bad for the readers who considered it a bad thing - her mumbling is a part of the jokes she is telling. If you listen to what she says it's absolutely hilarious. I think I laughed the most when she mumbled something ridiculous at the end of her sentence - I kind of feel bad for the readers who didn't get to enjoy it like I did.
I'm so happy I decided to buy this book!!
Tina's story is told in the voice we have come to know and love.....She's funny and honest about the stuff that goes on in life and she knows how to laugh at herself
it was funny
Good book and worth the time
The audio edition is totally better that the print one. I loved the book so much that I bought the print edition too, it is also amazing. But the audio is definitely superior.
Tina Fey is superb.
I've only seen Tina as her character in 30 Rock. The thing is, as an actress it’s even better when she reads an audio book because she is superb when transmitting emotion, feelings and irony. I couldn't stop laughing.
Buy it! It made my day. I would start laughing in public and people thought I was crazy, but it was totally worth it. Best book I've came across with in 2012 and I hope I can find something as refreshing as Fey’s book this year.
So far THE best
Not sure what to compare it to
Talking about 30 rock
Yes! It was better than I thought it would be!
Looooved this book!
Have loved books and reading since I was a wee one and could not live without books. BUT due to a hectic schedule have found I don't have the time I once did for nightly reading so I've grown to love audio books!
Yes, it's hysterical read by Tina Fey because it is her life!
A funny, moving, LOL listen and I enjoyed this audiobook thoroughly!
I'm a high school English teacher, partner, mom, daughter, sister, and adventurer.
Bossypants is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to! Tina read it with conviction and hilarity.
Since this was autobiographical comedy, Tina was my favorite character.
Tina's sense of comedic timing is awesome. She's self deprecating which makes her approachable and relatable. So many listeners should be able to empathize with her scenarios.
Tina Fey's book is funny and poignant. Having her narrate it really adds life to what is already a pretty engaging book. Really enjoyed this and would certainly recommend it.
I'm a writer and a yoga teacher with a Masters in English Literature.
I had the book on my ipod, so I couldn't see what sounded like hilarious PDFs, but Tina Fey is an awesome performer, and I can't imagine not hearing it in her voice.
Tina Fey is an incredibly smart, self-aware feminist in show business. She made me laugh, but also think very seriously about issues like body image, motherhood, and being a woman in any career where people automatically think you won't succeed. I think about this book all the time.
she's TINA FEY! Also audio clips from SNL that were hilarious.
Many, but especially the moment when Amy Poehler makes a dirty joke and, when Jimmy Fallon complains about how it's "not cute," Amy's "eyes went black, she turned to Jimmy and said, 'I don't care if you LIKE it.'" Tina's response in her own head was, "My friend is here! My friend is here!" (paraphrasing from what I remember)
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