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 loved hearing the story from Tina Fey herself. I felt like we were having a really great conversation.
Heartfelt, hilarious, and down-to-earth. This audiobook is Tina Fey at her best. Hearing her words in her own voice is a great treat. From childhood to the 2008 Elections, Tina Fey provides a great account of her life, ambitions, and fears.
I love Tina Fey and wanted to like this book but after many attempts to listen to the book, I simply cannot. I end up turning it off after an hour or so every time. Others have loved it and it certainly came highly recommended. I suppose it's just not for me.
Yes. I laughed out loud in public and wasn't ashamed. When I need a good laugh again, I'll take another listen.
Something about the line "cleaning the poop off your neck" (when referring to her daughter as a baby) has really stuck with me...
Understanding the struggle between being the boss of a huge production, killing it on SNL again, and being an amazing mother.
Say something about yourself!
WELL SPENT I ENJOYED THE FINAL PART OF IT
MAYBE, MORE TO LADY FRIENDS THAN MALE
ENUNCIATION AND AUDIOS. SHE KNEW THE TEMPO
NOT LIKELY IT IS NOT MATERIAL FOR A MOVIE
Would not. Expectations much higher. Starts out funny. Doesn't hold up. Does replay infamous Sara skits which are funny - but not the only place to hear them.
I would absolutely recommend this book.
This was a great book to listen to. If you're a fan of Tina Fey, you'll enjoy this. I was driving from Denver to Salt Lake City, listening to this book made the time go by at an incredible pace. She is hilarious and gives you insight into her personal life, life on SNL, and life on 30 Rock. I highly recommend this book!
The great thing about the audio version is that it is read by Tina Fey... and she does an excellent job! The images from the book are included in the download as a .pdf.
Tina does a nice job of depicting every person in her book with respect and humor at the same time.
I haven't listened to any other readings that Tina has done, but am a big fan of her other work.
Yes, my husband and I listened to all 5 hours in one weekend on a road trip. Never got boring!
The book is written more for women than men, but my husband still found it very entertaining.
Tina has a pleasant, articulate voice which helped me to listen in. However, solid laughs were sparse for this guy from the old school.
An example of the problem with the book, musings without much comic content maybe more amusing to women.
I'd seen one movie and the Tina Fey skit on Sarah Palin
Right on the margin.
I was open minded in my listening expecting to have a lot of laughs. Tina was at her best me when she opened up on some critics who had written to her. The book would have been better if she had emphasized comedy rather than philosophy.
I'm a dedicated reader/listener. My tastes are very eclectic, and there's not much I don't like except horror and dull history.
I had just gotten out of the hospital after a grueling illness (gastrointestinal hemorrhage) and was exhausted, disoriented, and -- sadly enough, still on vacation. Supposedly having a great time. I couldn't even hold or concentrate on reading a book, so I decided to listen to Tina Fey. Memoirs are not usually my cup of tea, but this one was perfect. Soon I was laughing out loud, sitting alone, on my South Carolina porch, soaking up the healing sun. It wasn't the way I expected to spend my vacation audiobook time (walking the beach), but it certainly was just what I needed then! Thank you, Tina Fey, for making the world a fun place again!
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