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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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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    Kristen South Glens Falls, NY, United States 10-31-12
    Kristen South Glens Falls, NY, United States 10-31-12
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    "Mindless Funny...."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book to a friend looking for a funny listen....although there is not much of a "story". The fact Tina Fey is the narrator makes the book.


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    Alice Smith Salt Lake City, Ut USA 10-30-12
    Alice Smith Salt Lake City, Ut USA 10-30-12

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    "Tina Fey is hilarious as usual"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book to most of my friends, however because there is some cussing that some might find offensive there are certain of my conservative friends who i would not recommend this book to.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina was just funny, it was great listening to her narrate her own story. My sister and I listened to this book while we drove to Montana. We laughed together, and both couldn't wait to continue the story when we'd make stops. Which is a big thing, my sister and I never agree on books or movies or even interesting topics to talk about. And, actually thinking about it, this was the first road trip we've taken together where we didn't argue or get in a fight. So what did I like best about Tina Fey's performance? I like that she entertained two people who were completely different.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a super funny book, made all the better by being narrated by Tina Fey herself. It's an audiobook you have to hear, as long as you don't have any little kids around who you don't want hearing some cuss words here and there.

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    Marisa 10-30-12
    Marisa 10-30-12
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    "Loved it! Some chapters women only"

    Very funny, I like the way she thinks. Tina Fey is brilliant and very relatable. I'd recommend it to everyone except a few chapters about female issues which men don't understand and may find uncomfortable.

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    Geoff United States 10-29-12
    Geoff United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Warning: You'll Laugh Out Loud in Public"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Very funny book by a very funny woman who has earned her success. Definitely worth the listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina responds to some of the hate mail she's received over the years.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She reads it as if it were a skit on her life, not just a book. She takes time to acknowledge the listener and it was refreshing.


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

    Get ready to laugh out loud on the train, in your car, where ever you listen.


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    Candace ROYAL OAK, MI, United States 10-29-12
    Candace ROYAL OAK, MI, United States 10-29-12
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    "Disappointing Despite Fey's Narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The comedic timing Fey usually conveys is starkly missing from a great deal of this audiobook. I wish she used a more conversational tone as though she were telling a story so it didn't sound like she was just reading a book to us, if that makes sense. It also wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, but I feel like that was largely due to the narration, which may have been better on paper but didn't translate for me.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Twelve by Justin Cronin


    What aspect of Tina Fey’s performance would you have changed?

    I would ask her to use a more conversational, story-telling type of tone.


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

    Maybe - it's hard to say because I didn't enjoy the audiobook. We only made it about 2/3 of the way through it. I might have enjoyed it more had I read the paper book.


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    Pat Verona, WI, United States 10-29-12
    Pat Verona, WI, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I Loved It!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    It was funny. I laughed right out loud. I love her delivery. I have shared this book with others.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Carol Burnett's autobiography as it was also comical.


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

    The delivery! The timing. Her side comments are histerical and I think you would lose that in reading it.


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

    Yes. I laughed. I was traveling at the time and had people looking my way but didn't care he he


    Any additional comments?

    I would definitely recommend it.

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    ken United States 10-29-12
    ken United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "So So So Funny"

    Great story, starting with early life, family, starting at SNL, and 30 Rock. Funny Pictures attached too.

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    Andrew Cameron, ON, Canada 10-29-12
    Andrew Cameron, ON, Canada 10-29-12
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    "Funny Listen"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Tina Fey's life story - told by her. She is a funny lady.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina Fey narrated her own story.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It felt like she was in the car with me telling the stories.


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

    Stories about her Father - that's Don Fey!


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    Suzannah Brooklyn, NY, United States 10-29-12
    Suzannah Brooklyn, NY, United States 10-29-12
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    "Enjoyable"

    I enjoyed hearing Tina Fey read this book and liked getting the stories in her voice.

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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 10-25-12
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 10-25-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Tina Continues to Make You Laugh"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Maybe. It is not the kind of book that grabs you. It is an autobiography and is entertaining but not a book that you can't put down.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Not sure since I don't usually read autobiographies but I will be getting Rod Stewart's next.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I liked that she brings herself to life. She has a witty and irreverent style. Very engaging.


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

    I found it refreshing that she came to the aid of her gay friends and never changed her opinion about one's freedom to be who they are.


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