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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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    Noelle 06-06-13
    Noelle 06-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Tina Fey Narrates - WIN!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved that Tina read her own work. I loved the one line jokes and anecdotes.
    The book was not what I expected, but better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unapologetic manner in which Tina Fey owns her life, her strengths and her weaknesses. The insight on production (management) of people and her ability to make me laugh about just about anything.


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

    No.


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

    Hey Tina, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, HEY TINA!


    Any additional comments?

    “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”

    “To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair.”
    ― Tina Fey, Bossypants

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    Alexandria New York 06-04-13
    Alexandria New York 06-04-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Smart, funny, and welcome"

    I really hesitated over this purchase, because, with the exception of David Sedaris, I rarely find "comedic" books funny. Normally they try too hard, they're too obvious, they don't relate to real life, they're crass and rude, or just boring and not funny. What's more, I'm not a big SNL fan (though I enjoy weekly update), so this audiobook was not an obvious choice for me. What sold me was Tina.

    This book made me laugh out loud in front of people on crowded London streets. It made me laugh out loud while going for runs in the park. Especially the parts about Tina's dad, which I found the best by far. What woman cannot relate to Tina's relationship with her dad?

    But this book is not JUST funny. It's also very serious, especially on the topic of women in the workplace and women's roles in other women's lives. Tina draws some excellent parallels between comedy and life, a couple of which have stayed with me, and I've adopted them as personal mottos. This book made a very real contribution to my life in a way that extended beyond rhetoric and feminist mantras.

    I appreciate Tina's intelligent humor, and I appreciate her reaching out her hand to all the other women and men out there who are going along in life, unsure about tomorrow and about their own abilities. This book guides without preaching. And of course it'll make you laugh.

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    Ted Austin, TX, United States 06-03-13
    Ted Austin, TX, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Actor/Writer in ATX "The Most Wonderfully Ridiculous Person" -Kristen Kurtis 93.3 KGSR

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    "If You've Read, Hear. If You've Heard, Read"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Will again, absolutely.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a great and funny insight into a very brilliant and hilarious lady. Offers a unique perspective behind the scenes of some of the most sacred hallways of comedy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially enjoyed hearing about her trials and triumphs at Second City, the landmark improv theater and school in Chicago.


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    judi Highland, MI, United States 06-03-13
    judi Highland, MI, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "She's so FUNny"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print...love the audio I think you need to hear her life in her voice!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well it was a Bio but true to Tina Fey's life, comedy and personality...it is hilarious


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

    no


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

    HaHaHa....still laughing ....as about 'pads'


    Any additional comments?

    Do not listen while others are in the room....people will think your crazy as you laugh out loud

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    Amazon Customer FAYETTEVILLE, GA, United States 06-03-13
    Amazon Customer FAYETTEVILLE, GA, United States 06-03-13 Listener Since 2002
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    "funny"

    Audio book downloaded from Audible.com. Read by the author. Enjoyable and entertaining memoir, with some advice about being a female manager thrown in.

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    B. Scottsdale, AZ, United States 06-02-13
    B. Scottsdale, AZ, United States 06-02-13

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    "Hysterical!"

    There were times that I was laughing OUT LOUD. I'm memorized at Fey's amazing wit. Just my kind of humor. I'm close to the same age so I could relate. I'd have to say, I enjoyed the portion of the book of her growing up the most.

    There could be no other narrator. The performance was outstanding.

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    Ethan Storeng Grand Junction, CO USA 06-02-13
    Ethan Storeng Grand Junction, CO USA 06-02-13 Member Since 2014

    Hero of Time

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    "Funny memoir, funnier narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey's narration of her own work


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who could it be but Tina?


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

    I haven't, but I intend to seek them out with great vigor!


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

    I can seen Russia from my house!


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    cheryl Columbus, OH, United States 05-29-13
    cheryl Columbus, OH, United States 05-29-13
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    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina's wit


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Lots of them. It's like she was in my head!


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

    Laughed lots and lots. So familiar and comfy to listen to her voice.


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    Terrance Woodinville, WA, United States 05-26-13
    Terrance Woodinville, WA, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "So funny!"

    I laughed through this entire book - Tina is the wittiest and downright funniest person I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. What a great gift to a runner...I actually had a smile on my face the entire book! The best!

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    Sarah Hurst GOLDEN, COLORADO, United States 05-24-13
    Sarah Hurst GOLDEN, COLORADO, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Mostly meh"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fairly low honestly. There have been so many great ones.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It was an autobiography-ish book. Real life just isn't that funny even if you are Tina Fey.


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

    Tina. She was entertaining and did make me laugh. Just not what I expected entirely.


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

    No. This was a book that I listened to when there wasn't anything on the radio.


    Any additional comments?

    Kind of entertaining but don't expect to be rolling on the floor. It's just not going to happen. I admire Tina's accomplishments but she's more fun on tv.

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