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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

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 these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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Audible Editor Reviews

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. Jones 08-27-12
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    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    At least you feel like you do, and that is her genius...you don't know her, of course, and that is the reason for the book. It was my first selection as a member of Audible; I never regretted the decision. Tina Fey talks directly to you and tells her story and surprise! Her story gives a lot of credit to others. She is charming and generous. She makes me smile everytime I see her face because I know that behind her imp-ish smirk there is really an imp.


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    Alexandra PEMBROKE PINES, FL, United States 08-27-12
    Alexandra PEMBROKE PINES, FL, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Tina Fey at her best!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Having Tina Fey narrate the book using her many different voices to represent different characters made the book even more hilarious! The experience of listening us far better than reading in this case ad Tina Fey shows in her memoirs why she has such staying power as a leading comedian and writer,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I especially love the replay of the SNL clip when she played Sarah Palin and Amy played Hilary Clinton---PRICELESS!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If you want to laugh your pants off, go see this show!


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey at her best--no wonder it won Best Audiobook for 2011--WELL DESERVED!

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    chris boise, Indonesia 08-26-12
    chris boise, Indonesia 08-26-12
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    "Fun story"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    good fun listen. Some stories were more for a woman's view but it is entirely fun and makes you laugh


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    Carl 08-26-12
    Carl 08-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Very funny and highly recommended"

    Ms. Fey's reading of her very funny book is excellent. Includes some audio clips from SNL. Highly recommended.

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    kIM 08-25-12
    kIM 08-25-12
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    "Smart and Funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Hearing Tina Fey read her own book was very enjoyable. She's a very funny woman and her book is hysterical and when you combine the two you end up with a wonderful audiobook.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Tina Fey was my favorite.


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

    Yes! But I didn't. I often listen to audiobooks while running errands or doing laundry or cleaning closets, so I listened to it in several sessions.


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen!

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    Patricia Hargis 08-25-12
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    "Fabulous!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This is a great book. Full stop. I like Tina Fey's honesty about herself and her appreciation of the people with whom she works.I listen to audio books while driving and only listen to lively/amusing books. "Bossypants" is perfect for my driving needs. This book is very well-written and structured to keep the reader engaged.Tina Fey is smart, funny, kind, and a very good modern Mom; or so she says.


    What did you like best about this story?

    My favorite part about this book was the section on Tina's father, Don Fey. I loved how she always spoke of him in the third person: When Don Fey put on a hat, that hat stayed on Don Fey's head until Don Fey took it off. Hats knew their place around Don Fey. (Not in the book --- I made it up)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and laughed ...


    Any additional comments?

    I'll listen again.

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    T. Sterling TX USA 08-24-12
    T. Sterling TX USA 08-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I laughed so hard"

    I laughed so hard I thought my sides would split. She has had a great life.

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    jenna portland, or, United States 08-23-12
    jenna portland, or, United States 08-23-12
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    "hilarious!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    yes. because I like to laugh


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It was authentic and funny.


    Any additional comments?

    Made my 7 hour drive fly by. Worth every penny.

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    Anita Springfield, MO, United States 08-22-12
    Anita Springfield, MO, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A great choice!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    She is the perfect narrator! Her story is hilarious - I laughed out loud at times and have gone back and listened more than once. A keeper for sure and a book everyone should own.


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    james 08-21-12
    james 08-21-12
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    "I didn't get it"

    I know this book is highly rated, but after about 30 minutes I just put it down. I was waiting for a point, or some direction.
    I guess it just isn't too my taste but I did not finish it.

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