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.
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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)
I love Tina Fey's intelligent humor. More laughs per page than any book so far.
This is a very entertaining, well written, hilarious book. Tina Fey does an incredible job reading her story. I haven't laughed out loud this much in quite awhile. Loved it!
I would. I loved hearing Tina Fey narrate her own book. It added a lot to what was being said.
Absolutely. This book, while having no desire or need to do so, has become my favorite go-to in the world of the working mommy. Tina is self-deprecating in the most comical way, and teaches us more in this novel than all the self-help books out there could ever hope to do. Kudos, Tina Fey. I hope I can bring up my daughter to have as much moxie, self-confidence, and self-awareness as you have and had.
Tina's performance was as stunning in audio form as in person. She's awesome.
Yes. It was inspirational. I laughed so much I cried.
Male or female, you MUST read and/or listen to this book. It will make your perspective on everything better.
Tina Fey does a great job reading her own book, writing her own book, and living it!
Her funny memories with Sarah Palin
She is a great actress so she obviously does a great job reading.
Maybe two sittings but yes!
I am positive I will listen to Bossypants again. Its so very funny without being cutting or mean spirited. I didn't know much about Tina Fey before this book but will be seeking out more of her, because she brings to much humor and honesty to the game.
I didn't want it to end! My reaction was "more please"
I loved hearing about the genesis of the Sarah Palin character.
Laughed out loud.
A twenty-something with a passion for women's issues and, sometimes, for indecorous humor.
YES. YES. YES. As a young woman just out of college, Tina Fey's tales about crappy first jobs and the struggles of hair removal were just what I needed! She followed her passion to an amazing and fulfilling life, and I found her 'wit and wisdom' to be incredibly refreshing and inspiring.
As a big fan of both 30 Rock and SNL, I absolutely adored hearing the behind-the-scenes scoop. Her detailed description of each 30 Rock writer and their respective MVP episodes taught me a lot about both the show and the TV "biz" in general.
I originally bought a hard copy of the book but loved the first chapter so much that I was dying to hear her read it. Best decision of the summer!
I love that Tine Fey is narrating it.
I love her stories and expressions.
I was laughing so hard during the entire book.
I read this book when it first came out a few years ago, and I enjoyed it even more listening to it the second time around.
Hearing Tina read aloud was even better than the voice I had for her in my head when I read the paper copy. I laughed out loud most of the time listening, and when I wasn't laughing, there was a big-ass smile on my face. No one is more honest about life than Tina Fey, and every woman will identify with her story in some way or another, guaranteed. She even includes little anecdotes and audio from her SNL skits that aren't part of the physical copy of the book.
No summer beach book will ever top this one.
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