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!
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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)
Yes, certain chapters, avoiding the sections where she overly uses the word C--T...like, at all.
Tin Fey is my favorite character. She's only a year or so older than I am, so I can relate to much of her growing up experiences. Paralleling her years, I look what she's accomplished, and when, and I think -- "she didn't mess around half as much as I did, and look where it got her." I really admire her drive.
I don't really know how to distinguish this question from the last, but I also liked how she talked about her dad. Our dads appear to be similar, but hers seems a bit more hip.
I never cried, but I laughed A LOT.
There's more to Tina Fey than her hilarious, self-deprecating style. She has drive, she cares about people, she makes no excuses -- she has to know that she's awesome.
Tina's delivery ... it gave a whole other level of funny to the story.
Tina's interpretation of the "becoming a woman" pamphlet. Climbing Rag Mountain. Her first job. Learning that if I'm ever on a cruise ship I should make really good friends with the Entertainment Crew...so they don't shoot me on a lifeboat later.
Her comedic timing and inflection.
I loved how she talked about her Dad. I want to meet Don Fey! Also, there is a part that talks about how learning to be a good improv partner can be applied to being a good partner in love, friendship etc. For example - always be open to the possibility they are creating, don't leave them hanging, contribute. I've thought about that a chapter a lot.
This book was funny, real, honest. I've listened to it twice already and it will be one that I will come back to again and again.
63-year-old reading and writing tutor. Lives with 1 husband, 1 dog, 2 cats, 5 chickens, and lots of honeybees. Love to read (obviously), sew, grow food, and eat it.
I already have recommended it a few times. The book is just plain fun! Tina's navigation through teenaged theater, career, and motherhood resonated with me.
Tina, of course!
I was moved by Tina's obvious love for her parents and all of her family. But mostly, I was just moved to laughter and there isn't anybody that can't benefit from a good laugh.
Yes, it is one of the few books would listen to again
Entertaining and not predictable
There were plenty of great scenes. SNL career being one of those.
It made me frequently laugh out loud
This will be my go-to crappy mood, need to laugh book. I had to sit down and laugh so often as I listened!
Um, She's Tina Fey?!
The humor in this book is a lot more crude than what you'd get on 30 Rock. Plenty of "F" words and female genitilia and monthly cycle jokes. Pretty gross actually.
Tina is a great performer and that comes through in her reading of the book.
There is also a big emphasis on her feminist outlook on life.
Tina is amazing. I love the way she narrates this book. It's her voice, after all, and she is brilliant. Her intelligence and wit come through. Her humor comes through. It is funny and poignant.
Fey is at once self-efacing and proud.
It was so interesting, riviting and enjoyable, I didn't want to turn it off.
Funny, sarcasm, and witty
Tina Fey's smart and quick humor
Suck it, monkeys, I'm going corporate.
Tina Fey's narration; she injected the perfect amount of self-deprecating humor into the narrative.
The "open letter to my daughter". Replayed several times and shared with sisters & friends.
I don't think anyone could have narrated this audiobook better.
I actually did - it made a long trip seem like a short one
I'm often too lazy to review even books I really like. But I made the effort this time because everyone who appreciates Fey's humor should listen to this.
I love Tina Fey's voice. Not just literally but her writing voice. You can tell her personality is coming through what she is saying and it's so awesome to have someone speak for real and not try to feed you stuff to make them look good.
I haven't really read something quite like Bossypants that I could compare it to.
No, I have not listened to Tina Fey's other works.
The girl behind the famous face.
This is just a fun read to listen to. Its funny, smart and entertaining.
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