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!
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"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)
Tina Fey's autobiography ranks as the funniest of the audiobooks that I've listened to so far. But what's so great about it is that she loses none of her humor with her self-reflection while not losing any of her self-reflection with her humor. It's al there.
I loved her analysis of Alec Baldwin and of her own father and how these strong men shape the world they live in simply by their presence in it.
She is so easy and enjoyable to listen to. I'd sit in the car and continue listening after I'd arrived at my destination.
I loved her lists of the things that she'd learned from this or that person or situation. Her analysis of how SNL works is actually solid leadership material.
The prayer for her daughter was my favorite. I actually replayed this portion multiple times.
Say something about yourself!
Whats the deal with the scar on her face, now i want to see it? ill show mine
Tina knows how to tell a funny story; she has proven that time and time again. She has a great sense of humor and I appreciate her funny world view. Not to mention, some of the stories described familiar places (I've climbed Old Rag). I did always wonder about her scar so I was relieved she answered that question. I have been getting her confused with Marla Hanson for years because of it. And she tells that story like it's no big thing, so again I say GIRL POWER!
I loved the Oprah story. Who wouldn't? I mean, I loved 30 Rock and when that episode aired I remembered being excited for Tina- which as I write this sounds creepy and stalkerish but let's face it, if you are in close quarters with Oprah, you are doing something right.
I have not listened to any other books; only watched her on SNL and 30 Rock. She was awesome. Did I mention - GIRL POWER!?
Only morons think women aren't funny.
One of the best
Anyone who is a fan of SNL or 30 Rock knows that Tina Fey in entertaining. However, this book provides not only entertainment but a few excellent nuggets of management insight. Tina is everything you imagine her to be - she's not Liz Lemon, but her attitudes and humor are down-to-earth.
I loved this book. I think Tina Fey is terrific and very funny, but didn't know that much about her. This is about her but also gives you a really great perspective on being a successful woman in a man's world. I learned a lot.
She really reads it well, with a natural rhythm
Yes, but it was also great for short trips in the car because you could listen in bits and still get a lot out of it.
Captivating, insightful, truly entertaining, too.
Her voice, choice emphasis, a reality and grit to it!
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Funny and clever. It was a pleasure to get to know Ms Fey beyond what we've seen in "30 Rock" and SNL. Listened to it while staying in a cabin in Big Bear over Thanksgiving. It was the perfect book. Dont forget to visit your account at audible.com and look at the PDF she refers to periodically.
I wish it was more that a funny memoir. I really want to know who Tina really is and what makes her tick. I just didn't get that.
... "There" being wherever Tina Fey goes to get awesome every day. I L'dMFAO and so did my wife.
A fu*cking hilarious one.
I laughed so hard, I farted.
Tina, if you're reading this (which I know you are), my answer is "yes," I will marry you. I'll meet you by the shrimp cocktail end of the cruise buffet.
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