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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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    Kindle Customer Los Angeles, CA 05-28-14
    Kindle Customer Los Angeles, CA 05-28-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    When I first read the reviews for the audiobook, I was a bit confused why everyone kept mentioning car accidents. Once I started listening to this book, I understood why. While listening to this book, I laughed so hard I couldn't keep my eyes open on the 405 freeway in LA and almost hit a median. So beware driving while listening to this book.

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    Dena Poulos 05-23-14
    Dena Poulos 05-23-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This book flew by, Tina is hilarious and I could probably listen to it over again


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    Joanna R 05-08-14
    Joanna R 05-08-14

    My dad likes to tell people I devour books. It makes me sound like a monster, and I kind of like it.

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    "Tina Fey Reads A Book *TO* You: Is This A Dream??"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. Three words: Tina Fey narrating.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Being able to relate more than just letters on a page. She knows these stories better than anyone else, so she will deliver them best. Hearing about all the backstage work around SNL fascinates me, so that was a huge plus. Learning about who she looks up to in the comic world and learning about her family life is nice. To see a successful woman balance both worlds is extremely commendable, and she does it with such good humour - IT'S SICKENING, haha.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Didn't I already say she's amazing? Well, she's amazing. I can't think of a better way to feel like you know her. She's raw, and doesn't hold back. It's everything I love in her real-life character. Bitch is the new black.


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

    Laugh mostly, I don't remember crying...but I could have shed a tear from laughing. She's a talented lady.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey is a personal hero of mine. The woman can do no wrong in my book. I wish, by some twist of fate, that we become best friends in the future. My life would be complete.

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    Allegra Harness 05-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great pick me up!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I really enjoyed this. It was entertaining and intelligent, and I love the way Tina Fey reads her own works.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    None other. This made me laugh harder than any others... sorry. Maybe a close but still somewhat unfair comparison would be Stephen Colbert's "I am America and So Can You" but where Stephen Colbert blusters (which is what I love about him), Tina Fey is candid.


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

    She does voices! I love that she does voices! Her tone of voice told me more than the words in the story would have.


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

    ... because the old boy's club is about to be turned on its head.


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    Barbara Payne 05-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Hilariously honest"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Did not read print version, but having Tina Fey narrate her own story is not to be passed up. It wouldn't be as great if someone else was telling her story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't pick one scene as a favorite because there was probably one in every chapter.


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

    I actually felt like I could connect with her because of her open honesty about situations and feelings. She didn't hold back!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book more than I expected. She is so funny and I learned a lot about her. She seems more like an everyday person than a self absorbed celebrity. I laughed out loud in the car and it was fun to listen to. I wish more books were so entertaining.

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    cnhhh1221 04-26-14
    cnhhh1221 04-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable :)"
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    Tina Fey supplies her audience the most brutally honest, most hysterical pieces of her life in this audiobook. I found it far more appealing and effective to have it read to me in her own voice than to read it on my own. I highly recommend listening to this book!

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    Cher 04-24-14
    Cher 04-24-14
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    "upbeat !"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    funny enthusiastic relaxing


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    The ways she reads doesn't destroy the content or make anyone of them looks much spectacular than the others.Her voice makes an equal tone to the story that lead us to choose by ourselves .


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    A Kapcsos 04-23-14
    A Kapcsos 04-23-14 Member Since 2017
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    "What a Hilarious Time Filler"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Absa-friggin-lutely. Tina Fey's narration makes this book what it is. It'd still be amusing in print but her delivery is flawless.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I can't think of anything else I've read or heard that was like this.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Her chapter on her honeymoon.


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

    This book was a bit like a kiddy roller coaster of emotion. Some excerpts where hilarious, others were heartfelt, some were sad, a few were fantastic insights about the world of comedy.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this whole book on a 7 hour round trip car ride with my boyfriend. It provided some fantastic filler for a long road trip and provided some excellent jumping off points for conversation. I'd recommend to anyone with a decent sense of humor and good vocabulary. Only thing that bothered me was when she trailed off in a quieter voice that was barely audible over the sound of the road even with the sound system cranked way up. This probably wouldn't be an issue with headphones.

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    George 04-22-14
    George 04-22-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice job Tina. You Rock."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's classic Tina Fey. Funny and relevant to today's working parents and aspiring writing professionals.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    The Sarah Palin impersonation was wonderfully done.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sarah Palin inpersonation.


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

    I laughed throughout.


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    daniel riccabona 04-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Sophisticated Humor"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes- it I a quick witted read. I am sure I will pick up a lot that may have been missed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her memory of her mother giving her a "period box"- so amazingly funny.


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

    I was not a huge SNL fan, but love 30 Rock.


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

    When she reflects on the launch of 30 Rock and how it was "the best and worst time"


    Any additional comments?

    She is an amazing mind. Hope she stay's in it for the long haul.

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