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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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    Margarett Center Point, TX, United States 02-20-13
    Margarett Center Point, TX, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Sharp!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    It was both witty and inspiring. Great for easy listening and not bad as a mood lifter. Nothing takes the edge off a fourteen hour drive like raw sarcasm and wit.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Most memorable was Tina Fey's account of her father. Don Fey sounds like a man you did't cross. Stylish and firm. They don't make them like that anymore. "People recognized him. They would say, 'Hey that's Don Fey!'"


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed hearing her voice and inflection reading the account of her own life. There was something very real about her story that was only magnified by the grit of her own voice.


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

    I did listen to this book all in one sitting. Unfortunately I was driving so I didn't get to see the Downloadable PDF until I made it to my destination. Funny Stuff!


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    Jessica 02-19-13
    Jessica 02-19-13
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    "Funny and relatable."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Wouldn't know but would expect it to given the narrator.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Chelsea Handler's books in that both are funny and frank explorations of the absurdities of female life. However, Fey's book is much cleaner, more cerebral and less cynical.


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

    As Fey makes fun of herself, it becomes more relatable and funny rather than embarrassing or wince-worthy.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I looked forward to my 45 mile commute just to listen to this book and was disappointed when it was done.

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    A. Navar BENSENVILLE, IL, US 02-15-13
    A. Navar BENSENVILLE, IL, US 02-15-13 Member Since 2006

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    "Funny."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes especially since Tina Fey is reading it to you.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Steve Martin's Born Standing Up. They are both comedians though their stories are very different.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but if she has read before I would consider looking for those books.


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

    Absolutely. Very entertaining.


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    Kim Collins 02-15-13
    Kim Collins 02-15-13
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    "I am now a 30 Rock fan!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I like that Tina narrated the book herself. Her words, her voice. I really didn't know that much about her and I enjoyed hearing about her journey into the world of comedy and specifically Saturday Night Live.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I never had any interest in checking out her show 30 Rock. After listening to her talk about it in her book I started watching it. It's hilarious!


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    It's her sense of humor. Because she is narrating the book, you understand the way she phrases things.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing.


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    Michelle Rio Rancho, NM, United States 02-14-13
    Michelle Rio Rancho, NM, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2013

    I love audio books, fiction and nonfiction. I seem to be drawn to the Scandinavian writers and their narrators.

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    "Not to be listened to in a library"

    My roommate had to ask me not to listen when she was trying to sleep - she couldn't get over all the giggling and belly laughs. Tina Fey writes such intelligent comedy and her delivery is perfect. If laughing adds minutes to your longevity, I am a couple of years ahead after reading this thoroughly entertaining book.

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    Keith MARIETTA, GA, United States 02-13-13
    Keith MARIETTA, GA, United States 02-13-13
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    "I liked Bossypants"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I like Tina's story telling and insight into her life. I bought the book because I am an aspiring writer and comic. It was very helpful and fun to listen to her journey.


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

    Just like her being herself.


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

    Her interview with Lorne and getting on to Saturday Night Live.


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    MARK 02-13-13
    MARK 02-13-13
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    "Tina Fey is Hilarious!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed Tina Fey reading the book herself. It really added a lot to the content.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    This book really drew you in and made you want to listen to it. I listened as I commuted to and from work and couldn't wait to get back in my car to listen more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tasha 02-13-13
    Tasha 02-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Gotta love Tina"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina made the audiobook for sure. If it were read by anyone else it would have NOT worked.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish the book were a little longer... LOL

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    Patricia BILLERICA, MA, United States 02-12-13
    Patricia BILLERICA, MA, United States 02-12-13
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    "Totally Enjoyable, Honest & Funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I love Tina Fey's ability to be funny while being brutally honest on so many real life issues, from crazy vacations to psycho breastfeeding moms! She put into words what most of us really think in our heads but don't want to say out loud!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mostly her sense of humor about life. The story had a good flow and was easy to follow.


    What three words best describe Tina Fey’s voice?

    kind, smooth, easy


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

    The parts about her dad.


    Any additional comments?

    I guess just to say that at the beginning of the story it felt like you could tell she was a bit nervous narrating a book and her flow was a bit awkward. I can only imagine how hard it is to do something like that and I felt myself empathizing with her. As the story went on her you could feel her getting more comfortable with ability and her flow got very easy. As I said in my title totally enjoyable!

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    Parker916 Seattle, WA 02-11-13
    Parker916 Seattle, WA 02-11-13

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    "Tina Fey is a great Narrator"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    While I expected the book to be a lot funnier, Tina Fey does a great job of narrating the book. It provided me a few chuckles along the way, but I mostly enjoyed listening to her do the different voices. I would listen to another book by Tina Fey as long as she does the narrating.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The entire book kept my attention. You can tell Tina is passionate about her family and career.


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

    I like the story or Tina being on the cruise ship and also hearing her describe the relationship with her husband. I also liked hearing Tina Fey's dating stories.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Tina Fey’s life?

    The book gives a good overview of Tina Fey's life and how she came into the business.


    Any additional comments?

    In my opinion, the book ended almost abruptly. Not sure what I was expecting, but it seems like the book needed a bit more closure.

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