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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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    dee2413 Florida 09-03-13
    dee2413 Florida 09-03-13
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    "Oh Tina!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I love Tina. She's a very funny lady. Some people may disagree with me, but, hey, to each their own. The way she wrote, and narrated, this book it's as if she were right there in the room with you.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Everything!


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

    Yes. I think i only paused it on my ipod to go, ahem, potty...


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    Chez 09-01-13
    Chez 09-01-13
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    "What's not to love?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Funny, interesting, and well-read. Tina Fey is a delight to listen to, and she knows how to tell a story and keep you smiling all the way through.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Fey. He's just a bad@ss. You'll see.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Great comedic timing, nuanced color in her voice... no one knows how to read Tina Fey's work better than Tina Fey.


    Any additional comments?

    I personally found the book less interesting after her SNL/30 Rock/Palin stories, but lets be honest, how do you top those stories? This still should be an Audiobook classic for it's humor, interest, and performance.

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    beth ABINGTON, MA, United States 09-01-13
    beth ABINGTON, MA, United States 09-01-13 Member Since 2016

    I am a fun busy woman from Boston. I have always loved to read but I am finding that audible is just the best.

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    "Amazing woman and comedian"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first one so I guess this is the best so far!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was funny. I enjoyed listening to her life and making it funny!


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

    Sarah Palin


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    Karen Stuart, FL, United States 08-30-13
    Karen Stuart, FL, United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2009
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Spot-on, Funny & Insightful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    The Xmas for Celebs might be my favorite but I laughed out loud for most of the book so it's hard to say.


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

    A must read for anyone who has kids, or works, or simply a pulse.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey needs to write more. More stories about her life and experiences, more observations about modern day life, simply MORE!

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    Amazon Customer 08-27-13
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    "Just as funny as I expected"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This was my first audio book. I've decided to listen to them on my daily walks. Listening to Tina read her own words added a lot to the experience, though I got more than a few funny looks as I'd walk down the street LOL with my headphones on.


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

    This is a personal story and so Tina knows it better than anyone (even the fictional parts =D ). Along with of course having written the story she knows how she intended it to be read and could read it that way to us: what parts to emphasize, where to place the inflections, and what the timing should be.


    Any additional comments?

    I will admit to being biased. I find intelligence and humor to be the sexiest qualities in a woman, therefore, Tina is the sexiest woman in the world to me. The fact that I find her to be quite pretty does not hurt either. I've let my wife know that Tina is my celebrity freebie.

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    Amazon Customer WESTMINSTER, CO, United States 08-25-13
    Amazon Customer WESTMINSTER, CO, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Tina saved my life."

    Man, I needed that. As a matter of fact, I keep going back to it when I need a little mood lifter. A times, it is laugh out loud funny. Really helped me get through a bummer time.

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    Alex L Chicago, IL 08-24-13
    Alex L Chicago, IL 08-24-13 Member Since 2016

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    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Even if you can switch your inner voice over to Tina Fey's, inflections and all, her performance in this audiobook adds so much funny to the already entrenching stories and anecdotes. Even for someone who doesn't watch 30 Rock (don't stone me), I enjoyed every bit of this book. I bought the book because I enjoyed her writing and figured I'd enjoy whatever topic she wrote on, and she absolutely delivered. Instead of tossing out a bunch of inside jokes to cater to die-hard watchers, the stories were inclusive of all audiences and I imagine equally interesting to both as they have a peak behind the curtain and into her brain.In true Fey style, she covered a wide variety of topics that usually make people (coughespeciallydudescough) wildly uncomfortable (most prominently: sexism, and feelings) but delivered them in a way that's not only funny but delicious. To use Fey's analogy, it's like Jessica Seinfeld's brownies with spinach, gobbled down by all without knowing of her nutritional trickery. Suckahs!.In fact, calling this book funny is insulting. Funny is what you call a story told at a dinner party that's mildly interesting but not enough to illicit a laugh. Or grumpy cat. This book is witty and belly-laugh inciting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Fey. Obvi.


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    where2gonexttime 08-21-13

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    "Ok - funny, but got old -"

    I enjoyed some laughs and Tina Fey's narration. But, sometimes the jokes got old, and I got tired of hearing her perspective. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but listening to the book was like sitting next to a person that constantly speaks about themselves and their opinions. Thankfully she is funny and can tell a good story. But, by the end, I was more than ready to move on. If you like memoirs, this might be a good choice - if not, I'd try something else.

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    Melanie United States 08-20-13
    Melanie United States 08-20-13
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    "Funny!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I'm sure I will. It's hilarious!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think most people can relate to her. She talks about growing up, being awkward, working, getting old, etc. Plus, I just really like Tina Fey. I mean, who doesn't?


    Any additional comments?

    It's probably not a good idea to listen to this around other people with your ear buds in. You will look like a crazy person when you bust out in laughter. Trust me. Although, I did offer an ear bud to a friend on a flight to Chicago. It's okay to look crazy, if you have someone to look crazy with you, right?

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    Jacob Seattle, WA, United States 08-19-13
    Jacob Seattle, WA, United States 08-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Tina Fey is amazing and this book is an extension of her wonderful talent. I laughed out loud a lot.

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