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
"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)
I read this book when it first came out a few years ago, and I enjoyed it even more listening to it the second time around.
Hearing Tina read aloud was even better than the voice I had for her in my head when I read the paper copy. I laughed out loud most of the time listening, and when I wasn't laughing, there was a big-ass smile on my face. No one is more honest about life than Tina Fey, and every woman will identify with her story in some way or another, guaranteed. She even includes little anecdotes and audio from her SNL skits that aren't part of the physical copy of the book.
No summer beach book will ever top this one.
I listened to this with my daughter on road trip to college. We both loved it and it made the time fly by. I also like that she provides the pictures from the book for the audiobook buyers.
Tina Fey is really, really, really funny. I enjoyed listening to her immensely. I feel like she really exposed who she is in this book. The only thing that bummed me out is 1) we don't get a copy of the PDF she mentions and 2) she mumbles under her breath sometimes. I know that the mumbling is on purpose for dramatic effect, but I listen to these things while driving a lot so it was very difficult to understand what she said when she lowered her voice, even when I had the volume turned way up.
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.
Yes. I think i only paused it on my ipod to go, ahem, potty...
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.
Don Fey. He's just a bad@ss. You'll see.
Great comedic timing, nuanced color in her voice... no one knows how to read Tina Fey's work better than Tina Fey.
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.
I am a fun busy woman from Boston. I have always loved to read but I am finding that audible is just the best.
This is my first one so I guess this is the best so far!
It was funny. I enjoyed listening to her life and making it funny!
Spot-on, Funny & Insightful
The Xmas for Celebs might be my favorite but I laughed out loud for most of the book so it's hard to say.
A must read for anyone who has kids, or works, or simply a pulse.
Tina Fey needs to write more. More stories about her life and experiences, more observations about modern day life, simply MORE!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don Fey. Obvi.
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