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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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    Bjartur Thomsen 04-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    The book had some funny parts, but overall it was too silly for my sense of humour .

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    msmoo 04-17-12
    msmoo 04-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I'm 100% awesomer thanks to this book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    First off, I love listening to books read by the author. And this one was throughly entertaining and enlightening. It made me - a sheltered good-girl - feel validated and way less lame. I'm inspired to follow my ambitious heart. Thanks for the awesomeness Tina Fey.


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    Gowri 04-17-12
    Gowri 04-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Very mediocre , I would not recommend"

    I love Tina Fey and bought this book but I feel that If you are not American, its unlikely you will enjoy it

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    Kelly 04-17-12
    Kelly 04-17-12
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    "Still laughing"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey's humor and honesty. The book is hilarious.


    Any additional comments?

    The audiobook recording quality sounded a little distant compared to other audiobooks, but hearing Tina Fey's narration was priceless.

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    Brenda MESQUITE, TX, United States 04-17-12
    Brenda MESQUITE, TX, United States 04-17-12

    Sr Medical Transcriptionist. Love a Good Book.

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    "FEY at her Best"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    funny, creative, interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was about her life growing up and her career choices. She was great at filling in a complete picture of her family and friends/characters and what she was feeling throughout each stage. Very funny.


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

    No. It was like a performance and it was better in 2 to 3 chapter doses.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually enjoy biographies after I commit to read one. And I wasn't going to read Tina Fey's either. But it got such rave reviews that I was interested. When I saw it as an audiobook, I was sold. Having Fey read/perform her own work made all the difference. It was great.

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    Rebekah Myers 04-16-12
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    "Witty and Entertaining"

    Quite engaging. Nice behind the scenes look at the life of a TV writer and actor in the public eye.

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    GINA ORANGE, CA, United States 04-16-12
    GINA ORANGE, CA, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Tina is wonderful! I enjoyed her openness!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Her candor! I loved learning about her from the get-go! I


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Loved finding out that she is a Greek girl like me!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    All of her is great...well, except for the fact that she is INDIFFERENT to animals! WOW, that is VERY SAD!! I don't get that at all and sure hopes she finds that that is NOT good for her child's upbringing! We ALL share this planet and she should allow her kid to explore them too.


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

    nothing in particular.


    Any additional comments?

    I love her in general. Don't watch 30Rock and don't intend to - but I think she is a VERY hard worker!!

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    Neal 04-16-12
    Neal 04-16-12
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    "Great listening to Tina read her own words"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina's narration sounds like she is just speaking to you, instead of reading her book. In fact, there are a few times where she addresses the listener directly making me think that she added in things as she did the reading. It is very entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Learning about her reluctance to play Sarah Palin.


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    atle Norway 04-16-12
    atle Norway 04-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "30Rocks Tina tells her story"

    Tina Fey tells about her life, but fortunatly most about her TV life. Fun and ironic, but not as neurotic as Liz Lemmon. Tina Fey is smart and fun, and that is this book too.

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    cheryl Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-16-12
    cheryl Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-16-12
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    "Surprisingly not very funny"
    What disappointed you about Bossypants?

    More biographical details than I really wanted to know with remarkably little humor. I was expecting to laugh but instead was truly bored.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    Maybe


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