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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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    Danielle 09-05-14
    Danielle 09-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Tina Fey being her awesome self!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is definitely super cool because Tina Fey does the narrating! What could be better than the author (especially one as funny as Tina) narrating their own book?!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved when Tina Fey would make fun of herself. She help remind the listener that we do embarrassing things that we think are great at the time but look back and shake our heads at our past selves. That is extremely relatable!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved when Tina included the audio of her and Amy Pohler's scene from SNL!


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

    I loved when Tina Fey talked about her awkward childhood. It was heartwarming and extremely relatable.


    Any additional comments?

    IT was overall a great book to listen to

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    kim Newark, NJ 09-05-14
    kim Newark, NJ 09-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "You go girl!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Absolutely. I love to listen to self written and narrated comedian biographies. It's like a quirky little insight into their minds. Though, I sometimes got a little suspicious feeling that this might have been written as a secret public love declaration to Alec Baldwin and Amy Pholer. Ya, I'm on to you Tina....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved her description of her husband and her honeymoon cruise ship disaster as well as when she talked about motherhood. Listening to her explain the Sarah Palin phenomenon was intriguing too, it got a little too much sounding like Tina just trying to defend her past actions sometimes, but still interesting to hear how it all went down.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That cruise ship honeymoon was just plain ridiculous. Also remembering all her awkward childhood stories were great too...or maybe that's just because I relate to them all... So glad she and audible included the PDFs.


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

    Bossypants: your fly is down.


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    Chelsea 09-02-14
    Chelsea 09-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved this book... and still do!!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, endearing, hilarious


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me... And Other Concerns
    -Mindy Kaling
    Both of these books have that best friend feel. They also both show what it's like to work your way up in the show business industry as a female comedian.


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

    Comedic timing


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

    I was laughing so hard that I nearly ran my car off the road... so... obviously worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    I have re-listened to this book 4 times, and I still laugh!

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    Tammy GREEN BAY, WI, United States 09-01-14
    Tammy GREEN BAY, WI, United States 09-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Tina!"

    Good life story! I enjoyed Tina 's performance. After reading this I did a marathon of watching 30 Rock! One talented woman. I think she is great!

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    Melinda 09-01-14
    Melinda 09-01-14
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    "So Funny"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    She does the voice work herself. This book is amazing. If you do not agree, I will fight you!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The jokes are nonstop.


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

    Impeccable timing...


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    If you need a book that will entertain you on a trip with your dads new wife...this is it!

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    Jaime 08-29-14
    Jaime 08-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I love you Tina, but this book is a little off"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm a huge fan of Tina Fey's work -- particularly 30 Rock and Mean Girls -- and I was eager to hear more from one of the best comedians alive today. But there were some things about the book that rubbed me the wrong way. In particular, I found the part of the book where she talks about her time playing Sarah Palin for six weeks on SNL surprisingly guarded and defensive -- the chapter reads like she's trying to fend off criticism from right wingers and left wingers alike by taking a comically measured approach (luckily, they play the entire sketch in the audiobook, which is a nice reminder of how funny and pointed she can be when she's less worried about crazy people attacking her for her politics). She's also reflexively self-deprecating, which seems dishonest coming from one of the biggest comedy stars out there right now. That being said, I loved the stuff about her high school theater camp, every time she talks about Amy Poehler, the trip up Old Rag Mountain, and her daughter, Alice. I didn't like the stuff about how she loves white guys (I get what she's trying to do, but it's not padded out enough to not seem a little racist), and I wish she had gone more in depth about her personal life during her Second City and SNL days -- it seems like her husband Jeff is very private (I don't blame him) but I was so curious about what it was like being involved with someone she's also worked professionally with her entire career.

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    Jim New Jersey 08-29-14
    Jim New Jersey 08-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "For the business woman with an edge"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As a man Bossypants started out as a run of the mill audiobook. However as I listened to the book it became aware that I would highly recommend this book to my mother and my sisters. While the book did not appeal to me, I can appreciate Tina Fey’s struggles as a female comedian trying to break into the male dominated world of comedy.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina Fey’s performance was good in Bossypants. Her stories were amplified by the passion that I could hear in here voice as she recounted each one. The book might not be for everyone as she become more passionate while talking about her sometimes liberal and feministic view point. Given the adversity she was going up against and the balancing act of being a mother and a professional, it is easy to see why she leans the way she does. If you approach this book with an open mind this book is filled with great insight and enough humor to keep you engaged from start to finish.


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

    Strong woman, strong humor


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    Amber Atkinson 08-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Sound quality was off compared to others.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Their were times the story line felt off pace.


    Do you think Bossypants needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, I feel like their are more wonderful stories she could tell us to make us laugh.


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    Amy Campbell 08-26-14 Member Since 2009

    I enjoy historical fiction, sci-fi and some fantasy. After listening to multiple books in a series, I like to sprinkle in a biography or two

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    "I just love Tina Fey"
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    So many wonderful stories. I can really look at her performances with very different eyes.


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

    Yes, I really like her style and view of the world.


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    Csilla GREENBELT, MD, United States 08-18-14
    Csilla GREENBELT, MD, United States 08-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Wanted to like it"

    Unfortunately this book is neither funny, nor informative. I wanted to like it, but whenever you'd think she'd reveal something insightful about the business she's working in, or her view of life in general, she proceeds to make light of it right away, as if she never meant the prior sentence at all.

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