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!
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©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio
"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)
Having never watched 30 Rock or SNL I wasn't aware of all the fuss surrounding Tina Fey. She is a hard-working gal who can put a humorous spin to most situations. Having said that, I don't feel moved to listen to anything more about her in the near future.
The most enjoyable parts of the biography were, for me, when Tina was talking about her experiences working at SNL and 30 Rock. The Sarah Palin/Hillary Clinton skit was very funny.
Parents, be aware of R-rated language at times. Not appropriate with children in the car, for sure!
Stand-up comedian turned medical school student. I am not much of a non-textbook reader, but audiobooks have replaced TV for me!
It simply must be, because Tina Fey (the author and narrator) performed this book far better than I would have with my inner narrator. She is hilarious, and she really tried to put some personality into her reading of the book.
The first time I tried to listen to it, I turned it off after a few hours because she gets quite preachy in the early part of the book and that can get boring. But, I am very glad I gave it a second chance, because it is actually a short portion of the book that is that way, and the remainder of the book far more than makes up for it. In fact, after having re-listened to the preachy part, I don't think that part was all that bad either- I must've been in a mood...
I rate as follows: 5-Best of the best, 4-LOVED it, 3-LIKED it, 2-Meh, 1-Didn't like it. Fav genres: sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, science
Probably not, but I hardly ever listen to anything twice. I'm sure I would still enjoy it if I listened to it again.
Don Fey, because he is "one boss, bold, bladed mutha f----r"
The part where Tina Fey gives shout-outs to all the 30 Rock writers and recites quotes from their "MVP episodes" moved me to laughter
I thought there were some boring parts to this book. There was a whole chapter on how to do a photo shoot, for example, that just didn't resonate with me. I LOVED the sections where she discussed her time on SNL and 30 Rock, though.
Did not finish it.
I started out thinking it was funny but it was just a rambling monolgue with no real purpose or story line. Lost interest.
Tina Fey has a weird obsession with a woman's ---- (not sure it's appropriate to name the private part). The story of 30 Rock was great. Beyond that, it was pretty mediocre and I didn't laugh as much as I expected. It was a disappointment.
Probably not. Although, I did enjoy it. Towards the end it gets a little slow.
Hearing Tina Fey read the book in her own voice added vulnerability and sincerity that I would not have picked up from the text.
It's autobiographical - the best character is obviously the author.
I keep reflecting on the way she described her father. The pride and yearning in her voice made an impact more than the actual words.
It was good. Exactly what I signed up for. Liked this one very much.
I would listen again..this book was hilarious! Tina Fey is so funny to listen to, it did not even matter that they were just random stories because I was laughing so hard.
Her voice reading the story made the story..I don't think it would be as funny reading the book my self.
If you like 30 Rock, you'll love this. Tina Fey made me laugh out loud repeatedly.
Tina Fey is endearingly self-deprecating and it was a pleasure to listen to someone I would consider stalk-worthy efface herself to the point where I felt like I had shared a bunkbed with her through all of childhood. That's pretty cool. The behind-the-scenes story of her SNL stint are hilarious. I work across the street from 30 Rock in NYC and can't look out the window of my office without scanning for jars of pee in the window sills across 49th Street. Listen and you will understand.
I loved that Tina Fey was the person who read it. It made it PERFECT.
Everything. She read it like she was talking.
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