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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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    D. Emerson 10-17-13
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    "Not worth the time"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    No.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


    Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. To stop swearing.


    Any additional comments?

    Cursing is not attractive at all.

    There is too much cursing for my taste.

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    Brianne Reeds Spring, MO, United States 10-16-13
    Brianne Reeds Spring, MO, United States 10-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes! I love Tina Fey and hearing her perform her own book was a treat.


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

    Of course. But I ended up using the book as a reward for doing tasks I dislike. I let myself listen to the book while I folded and put away laundry and in the grocery store.


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    Ima Shoppher Houston, TX 10-10-13
    Ima Shoppher Houston, TX 10-10-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Tina is a gem!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey - hands down.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    not sure


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved the story about her climbing the mountain with the boy she lusted after - only to be horribly shot down.


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

    Tina and her husband have a very sweet - and funny - relationship. It's very nice to listen to the stories and banter between the two.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good listen - short and sweet! Great way to get into audiobooks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Woodridge, IL, United States 10-09-13
    Richard Woodridge, IL, United States 10-09-13
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    "Wow, that's what talent sounds like."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would listen again and again, but each time trying to get a new person to listen with me. That way I look smart for picking such a good book. She is the most talented thing to come out of Saturday Night Live in 20 years. My wife and I laughed out loud looking like idiots driving through traffic. When my daughter gets a little older I will buy her the book and when she wants to, and technology hasn't rendered our ears useless, I will play it for her. No, buy her a copy. Don't just lend it out suggest others buy it. Tina deserves to be rewarded for her efforts.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I would have to say the Toothy nob job line.


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

    You are listening the exact way it was intended to be heard. Sometimes punctuation falls short.


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

    The part where she spoke of her father moved me. She is liberal ,but see that the old ways shouldn't just be tossed out just because some hippie douche is on TV


    Any additional comments?

    Buy several copies. Give Audible gift cards, if they have them. This was my first venture into Audible. I was very pleased with my experience so far. P.S. Make sure to download the entire book before a big trip. Get near a wifi source.

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    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 10-09-13
    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 10-09-13 Listener Since 2007

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    "Such fun to listen to!"
    Any additional comments?

    Tina is smart, funny and REAL. Her delivery is hilarious and unpredictable. You're listening along to one of her stories and she slips in a zinger that catches you off guard. (Do not drink liquids while listening). Lots of laugh out loud moments and a great break from the usual audiobook. She makes her point on so many things with a dose of anxiety and comedy; two things rather close to my heart. Loved it!

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    Gary J. Augustine Macomb Twp., MI USA 10-08-13
    Gary J. Augustine Macomb Twp., MI USA 10-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "More a Performance than a Biography or Memoir"
    Any additional comments?

    Frankly “Bossypants” was as disappointment for me. Tina Fey is obviously smart, insightful, and witty but, a little Tina Fey humor goes a long way. By the end of the audio book (over five hours) the humor struck me as strident, caustic and snarky. This is, of course, a matter of opinion and mine may be in the minority. For me a biography or memoir should reveal something about the person that is not evident in their work or public life and this was the true disappointment for me. By the end of a memoir, I want to know the person better; do I like them or dislike them; admire them; envy them; understand them. This book gives a caricature of Tina Fey; aspect of her life and career seemed distorted and exaggerated to serve the humor in the book. In the end, I didn’t know anything significant about the author that couldn’t be gleaned from the internet or watching her on TV. If you are looking for a funny book and you are a Tina Fey fan, then this book is for you. Also, Tina Fey does a fine job in narrating her work. If you are looking for a “real” biography or memoir, then you may be disappointed, as I was.

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    gal USA 10-07-13
    gal USA 10-07-13
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    "Awesome book."
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Very very funny :-)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved the story on baby and breast feeding, so totally agree with Fey ...


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    Carolyn Pile 10-06-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Tina Fey is wonderful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend, if I had any.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I like Tina Fey. After listening to this book, I feel like she is my new best friend. She is smart, funny, and very human. She is now my role model, even though I think she's younger than me.

    I promise not to be a stalker.


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

    I did not listen to this book all in one sitting. I was busy packing to move to a new house. It was like having a friend keeping me company. I was glad to save some to listen to later.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss the PDF. She frequently mentions pictures that are in it. I tried to look at it on my iPad, but it wouldn't open. After I finished the book, I looked them up on my laptop.

    It would have been better to look at them as they were mentioned.

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    Kelly CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 10-05-13
    Kelly CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 10-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Love."

    This book made me laugh out loud pretty much every five minutes. I love Tina Fey and it was a treat to hear her read this very funny book.

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    h0n3yp3ach providence 10-02-13
    h0n3yp3ach providence 10-02-13
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    "couldn't be less imperfect"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Tina delivers an amazingly hilarious story with just the right balance of humor and thought provoking insights


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