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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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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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    cee earth 03-04-13
    cee earth 03-04-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Reader would have to be familiar with 30 Rock/SNL"
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    The 30 Rock series is a little boring, but Tina Fey is very funny and reads well.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tina Fey? Why or why not?

    No. One was good.


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

    Her personal humor and witty repartee.


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    Carol 03-04-13
    Carol 03-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listed to Bossypants on a road trip. It was a great book for a drive!


    Any additional comments?

    A good pick if you're looking for something humorous and light, especially if you are a SNL or 30 Rock fan.

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    Kristina CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, United States 03-04-13
    Kristina CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, United States 03-04-13

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    "What an audio book should be."
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm pretty new to the audio book trend. I found myself sitting in traffic more and more and decided to do something other than listen to commercials on the radio.

    Of the few that I've listened to this one has made me laugh the most, was read in a wonderful way, and had me rewinding (safely at stoplights I swear) to listen to chapters again.

    Having the author read it herself brings a great amount extras to it. Sarcasm and tones that might have been missed otherwise just add to the great narrative.

    Thanks Tina Fey, from one awkward adult to another.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Listening to the story in the authors own voice.


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

    Yes, it was hard to turn it off when my trip was over.


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    Brittany FOXBORO, MA, United States 03-04-13
    Brittany FOXBORO, MA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Tina Fey is a goddess."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Very funny and real, especially fantastic with Tina Fey's voice reading the book. As an avid 30 Rock fan, this book was more than perfectly what I was looking for!


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    anne Richmond, VA, United States 03-04-13
    anne Richmond, VA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolutely hilarious!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey's style is just so very enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    ??


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

    Hmm....It wasn't as much a character as it was Tina describing working with different people.


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

    I laughed out loud often during the car ride while listening to Tina.


    Any additional comments?

    The time just flew by on a 10 hour car ride. Thank you Tina Fey!

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    Charles Easley, SC, United States 03-02-13
    Charles Easley, SC, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Breath now! You'll be Laughing Too Hard Later"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Unlikely tale about a bright, funny but somewhat shy young lady who gets sucked by serendipity into the limelight of the 2008 battle between good and evil (or at least smart&green vs white&really stupid).


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nobody could have made up something like this. Compound probability gives proof that Providence deliberately set this up as the greatest "gottcha" since the roasting of Jim and Tammy Baker


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

    Tina trying to Host Opra, Do Sarah and be a good mom on the same day.


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

    Walking from place to place at work with earbuds in laughing like I was 2 PEEPS SHORT OF AN EASTER BASKET!


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    Rachael Raleigh, NC, United States 03-02-13
    Rachael Raleigh, NC, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Tina a funny lady"

    This book was a great break from the typically lengthy more serious novels I listen to. Tina is a uniquely funny lady. Overall I enjoyed it a good deal.

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    Happy Girl REDMOND, OR, United States 03-02-13
    Happy Girl REDMOND, OR, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Not what I hoped"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really, it just wasn't as good as I thought, but it wasn't necessarily bad. I Love Tina but I'm not a huge fan, I didn't want 30 rock regularly anyway. I think you have to really love 30 Rock to love the book as the book was mostly about the show and how she made it big and did the show. I love that she's such a modern day women's libber.

    I wish she would have told us how her face got slashed. She shouldn't have even brought it up. I never even noticed her scar before. It was a teaser.


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    isisimages kingston, NY, United States 02-28-13
    isisimages kingston, NY, United States 02-28-13
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    This book is absolutely hysterical... and really... You just can't NOT love Tina Fey!

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    James 02-26-13
    James 02-26-13 Member Since 2015

    I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!

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    "Wow, she's got spunk! A good read."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    How Tina can make you smile, or laugh but not turn you off with expletives, or putting people down. She talks about her life, some of the shiny moments, and those that happened, but she never let them keep her down. Its definately a good book to enjoy.. you can read a chapter, and return to it in a week, and not be upset that you forgot something from before. A great audio book for a road trip with spouse, or we found with our teenage kids.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There were many, but think the point where she was so exhausted filming "30 Rock," planning her daughters birthday party, and filming SNL... and Oprah asks her if she's spread herself a tad to slim.. its great.. we all do things like that.Or where she lets some people unmentioned that have jars of urine in there offices!


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

    DUH- No brainer- Sarah Palin!


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

    15 minutes of fame that people won't forget.


    Any additional comments?

    I never realized how she had been a writer for SNL, long before Lorne Michael put her in front of the camera, and how her career took off with the comedy team of her and Amy Poeller and doing politics (Sarah Palin). And of course how much 30 Rock was enjoyed by millions.

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