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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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    Jenny S SANTA ANA, CA, US 04-13-14
    Jenny S SANTA ANA, CA, US 04-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I Love Tina Fey"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have not listened to many audiobooks. All I can say is I laughed so hard while hiking and at the gym listening to this audio.


    Any additional comments?

    My teenage daughter is now listening to Bossypants and it's great. We discuss topics like how Tina was once too skinny and how she once was overweight. Tina Fey recommends always wearing a bra. Tina Fey's life lessons that she learned while doing improve, my daughter soaked up her words.
    We need to embrace more strong, smart, confident, FUNNY(!!!) women like Fey.

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    Nola Juli 04-10-14
    Nola Juli 04-10-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Definitely worth a listen or two or five"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have. I have always liked Tina Fey, mostly because all of the cool kids do, but now I like her with good reason. She's genuinely funny.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I can't really. It's the kind of book that I would like to write myself. It's just an honest account of life without any of the pretense that all of your Facebook friends like to throw at you. In fact, I would love to have Tina Fey as a Facebook friend. She and I would make the same comments behind the backs of all of my other friends, "Stop posting pictures of your kid in a t-shirt that has his age in months, already! He's 11. I'm embarrassed for you!"


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It's her material about her real life. No one else could possibly perform it but her.


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

    Pretend you're a love addicted astronaut and strap on your Depends so that when you pee in your pants it will be less embarrassing.


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    S. Soleimany 04-08-14
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    "Disappointing!"
    What would have made Bossypants better?

    I was expecting the familiar humor, but alas.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    Don't think so.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was not the real problem.


    What character would you cut from Bossypants?

    Couldn't listen to the whole thing. Can't tell.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sorry I didn't like it at all. And I am a fan of hers.

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    Ms.Yvonne USA 04-08-14
    Ms.Yvonne USA 04-08-14 Member Since 2013

    Yvonne Dee

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    "My Conversation with Tina"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    One of the aspects i enjoyed the most about listening to Bossypants is how personal it felt. Why? I'll tell you, it's one thing when a voice actor or an actor/actress in general reads a book to you. You enjoy the role play, different voices, you listen to the story and try to let yourself become surrounded in the story telling. Yet, with Tina it was different. I knew that this was not a fictitious story, and for some that could easily turn them away, but for me, it was a chance to get to know to actress I'd come to admire. When Tina started talking, I felt like 'WE' were talking. It was like having a one on one, catching up with a distant cousin. I enjoy listening to my books on the commute to campus, grocery shopping, even picking up the kids and often found myself responding to something she said as if she were right there lol! To listen to her voice as she reminiscences is almost like being able to see the expression on her face as she tells you her story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    She is a woman that I feel that most females can relate to. You get to know the true struggle she endured and how she delt with everyday stressors from everyday life, all the while making you laugh so hard in your car people suspect that your frion has been switched with laughing gas.


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

    Sarah Palin; she actually managed to make Sarah Palin sound somewhat intelligent.


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

    I like to space my books out, but I can easily listen to this book in one sitting and multiple times.


    Any additional comments?

    If you need a pick me up, life guidance,a good laugh or just want to know a little more about the woman who puts a smile on so many peoples faces, you WANT to listen to this!

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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 04-03-14
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2016
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    "More than a laugh"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure! But not all my friends. You have to appreciate sarcasm, have watched SNL and/or 30 Rock, and want to relate honestly about such topics as motherhood and your period.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Excellent as usual.


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

    The mother's prayer I played for my children. It summarized everything in a humorous but yet so touching way.


    Any additional comments?

    The middle of the book dragged a bit only because you have to be familiar with comedians, TV and writers. All and all though, it was entertaining, interesting to discover Fey's ambition, and even had some pearls of wisdom.

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    Amazon Customer 04-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great way to start the day"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The top 3


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her straight forward humor and finding humor in all things of life.


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

    I loved her portrayal of her dad.


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

    I laughed and laughed. I listened to it every day on my 1 1/2 hour commute to the office and it kept me smiling the whole way.


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    Tara florida 03-31-14
    Tara florida 03-31-14 Member Since 2015

    just fueling my book addiction

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    "Just awesome"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This book is hilarious, insightful, and so enjoyable. I have to admit I have re listened to this a number of times.


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

    I laughed a lot, out loud, alone in my car....


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    Jennifer Maineville, OH, United States 03-30-14
    Jennifer Maineville, OH, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2016
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, Entertaining & Real


    What did you like best about this story?

    My daughters and I enjoyed how Tina told her story! She is down to earth and entertaining


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

    Herself!


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    My daughters 13 & 16, and I enjoyed the audio book while driving home on vacation. I heard wails of protest when I had to pause it for pit stops !

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    Amanda 03-30-14
    Amanda 03-30-14
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    "Bossypants made me a Tina Fey fan."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I've always found Tina Fey peripherally funny, the same way I do most recent SNL alums. However, Bossypants clearly divides comedians like Fey from those who rely more on comedic timing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    What's most interesting about Bossypants is that I felt it revealed Fey as an observational comedian - and someone you believe you could be friends with IF ONLY SHE MET ME IN REAL LIFE.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love that Fey is clearly so intelligent and funny, but it's tempered by a believable humbleness and awkwardness.


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

    I don't laugh out loud. Ever. My co-workers had to ask me what I was listening to on more than one occasion.


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    Kelly SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE, United States 03-29-14
    Kelly SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2014

    Kelly, Aussie living in Nashville, Employment Specialist, Writer & so on

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    "Hilarious insights into the world of comedy"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Highly entertaining and satisfying due to being read by the author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina as she is intelligent as well as comical


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Paul Lynde impersonation


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

    When her father sent her in to get the carpet cleaning stuff and she got it wrong


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were more anecdotes from her childhood, but it was well worth the listen and I will listen to it again and again.

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