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Bossypants Audiobook

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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    Smithvigsen Salt Lake City 12-05-12
    Smithvigsen Salt Lake City 12-05-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Funny, demonstrative of what hard work can get you"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, certain chapters, avoiding the sections where she overly uses the word C--T...like, at all.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    I never cried, but I laughed A LOT.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Susan 12-05-12
    Susan 12-05-12
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    "Made me love Tina even more"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina's delivery ... it gave a whole other level of funny to the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    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.


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

    Her comedic timing and inflection.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Leslie DAYTON, MD, United States 12-05-12
    Leslie DAYTON, MD, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2011

    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.

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    "Laughed out loud"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina, of course!


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    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.


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    Debbie United States 12-05-12
    Debbie United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Very funny"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, it is one of the few books would listen to again


    What did you like best about this story?

    Entertaining and not predictable


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were plenty of great scenes. SNL career being one of those.


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

    It made me frequently laugh out loud


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    Pat ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 12-04-12
    Pat ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 12-04-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Thanks, I needed that!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This will be my go-to crappy mood, need to laugh book. I had to sit down and laugh so often as I listened!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Kotex.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Um, She's Tina Fey?!


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    Gale 12-03-12
    Gale 12-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Crude"
    What disappointed you about Bossypants?

    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.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina is a great performer and that comes through in her reading of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    There is also a big emphasis on her feminist outlook on life.

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    R. Davis California 12-02-12
    R. Davis California 12-02-12
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    "Brilliant!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    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.


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

    It was so interesting, riviting and enjoyable, I didn't want to turn it off.


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    Candace EAST PEORIA, IL, United States 12-01-12
    Candace EAST PEORIA, IL, United States 12-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Tina Fey is hilarious!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, sarcasm, and witty


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina Fey's smart and quick humor


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

    Tina Fey.


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

    Suck it, monkeys, I'm going corporate.


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    Amazon Customer 11-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "side-splitting"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey's narration; she injected the perfect amount of self-deprecating humor into the narrative.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The "open letter to my daughter". Replayed several times and shared with sisters & friends.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I don't think anyone could have narrated this audiobook better.


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

    I actually did - it made a long trip seem like a short one


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Rastein 11-30-12
    Rastein 11-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun Read"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I haven't really read something quite like Bossypants that I could compare it to.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not listened to Tina Fey's other works.


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

    The girl behind the famous face.


    Any additional comments?

    This is just a fun read to listen to. Its funny, smart and entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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