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.
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"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 would definitely listen to another book read by Tina Fey, again, although I am not a big re-reader/listener of books I've already consumed. Too many new ones to try instead!
I never even realized she had a scar--one that apparently is a big deal. I had to Google it after that part.
The discussion on how she ended up doing Sarah Palin, and the fallout from it.
Tina's a superb narrator; I really think the book comes alive being read by her.
This book was so funny, I could barely stop laughing while listening. I had read a few reviews saying she spoke too quietly at parts, which turned out to be true, but it was because she was giving side notes or funny underhand remarks. Overall, a GREAT book to listen to.
Tina is telling her own story and conveys it perfectly! It's like having a friend in your car telling you a really interesting story.
This was my first audio book, so I don't really have a comparison just yet. It's good, tho, trust me.
She is reading it herself, so you get her voice, her inflection and you can't misunderstand anything that was intended to be sarcasm because you can hear it in her voice.
If I could have listened to this all at once, I would have. As it is, I will definitely listen again and again.
It's just as awesome as she is, so if you like her, you will like this.
A Laugh Outloud
I Feel Bad About My Neck
I Remember Nothing
All of it
Dealing with her scar
At least you feel like you do, and that is her genius...you don't know her, of course, and that is the reason for the book. It was my first selection as a member of Audible; I never regretted the decision. Tina Fey talks directly to you and tells her story and surprise! Her story gives a lot of credit to others. She is charming and generous. She makes me smile everytime I see her face because I know that behind her imp-ish smirk there is really an imp.
Having Tina Fey narrate the book using her many different voices to represent different characters made the book even more hilarious! The experience of listening us far better than reading in this case ad Tina Fey shows in her memoirs why she has such staying power as a leading comedian and writer,
I especially love the replay of the SNL clip when she played Sarah Palin and Amy played Hilary Clinton---PRICELESS!!
If you want to laugh your pants off, go see this show!
Tina Fey at her best--no wonder it won Best Audiobook for 2011--WELL DESERVED!
Hearing Tina Fey read her own book was very enjoyable. She's a very funny woman and her book is hysterical and when you combine the two you end up with a wonderful audiobook.
Tina Fey was my favorite.
Yes! But I didn't. I often listen to audiobooks while running errands or doing laundry or cleaning closets, so I listened to it in several sessions.
A must listen!
This is a great book. Full stop. I like Tina Fey's honesty about herself and her appreciation of the people with whom she works.I listen to audio books while driving and only listen to lively/amusing books. "Bossypants" is perfect for my driving needs. This book is very well-written and structured to keep the reader engaged.Tina Fey is smart, funny, kind, and a very good modern Mom; or so she says.
My favorite part about this book was the section on Tina's father, Don Fey. I loved how she always spoke of him in the third person: When Don Fey put on a hat, that hat stayed on Don Fey's head until Don Fey took it off. Hats knew their place around Don Fey. (Not in the book --- I made it up)
I laughed and laughed ...
I'll listen again.
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