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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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    Kristina Seattle, WA, United States 01-28-13
    Kristina Seattle, WA, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Insightfull, feminist, funny


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honesty that Tina told her story


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

    TINA


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

    When she talked about her father


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first audio book and I loved it. Tina Fey has set the bar for all books to come, I hope they're as well narrated, performed and written.

    Tina gives an insightful glipse into her upbringing and left in NY. I love her more than I did before.

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    R. Belanger 01-28-13
    R. Belanger 01-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Never Really a Frump at All!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it to everyone. Even if you are conservative (my hustband), you will find a reason to laugh out loud as Tina shares a life that we all can applaud! We listened to it together over Christmas and wanted to be in the car so we could laugh together! We even sat outside IHOP to finish a segment before breakfast!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved when she discussed how her mom dealt with menstration! Yikes--I'm 15 years older that Tina and my mom did the same thing! Then when she wanted to use the "belts" on SNL, my husband remembered skit and still didn't get it!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The hike with the un-boyfriend. Oh, have we all done that!


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

    30 Rock's Bossy Mom


    Any additional comments?

    I can't say enough that this book reaches all ages and socio-economic groups. My daughter (in her 30s) has been quoting parts and suggested it to me. I've suggested it to others--I may even buy a hardcopy!

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    Shauna Robinson Thousand Oaks, CA 01-26-13
    Shauna Robinson Thousand Oaks, CA 01-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Needs Less Humor, More Heart"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No.


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    I think this book is a great read for a TV writer types and/or for females who are looking for a superhero to look up to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Tina shopping at the mall on a "nondate" with a guy who tells her that she could be pretty if she lost some weight.


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

    I wish that Tina would have revealed more real emotions about her journey. She skipped so many pivotal moments or breezed right by quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    Be a bossypants.

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    Mary 01-25-13
    Mary 01-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Laughed and Learned at the same time! LOVE THIS!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I have listened to it 5 times and will listen to it again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great stories with insight, humor and compassion. It was a revelation for me as Tina Fey reveals herself to be an awkward teen, her Daddy's daughter, a trailblazing comedienne, an overworked boss and a mom! Such fun to hear.


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

    Tina brings her unique quirkiness and sarcasm to the telling. Makes you feel like she is sharing her life story over a few Cosmos with her girlfriends.


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

    Laughed so many times, her self-deprecating comic timing is genius! Her describing her honeymoon trip had me laughing with tears in my eyes! Hilarious!


    Any additional comments?

    Love this book - found new appreciation and respect for Tina Fey. She has such an amazing combination of humility and confidence - comedy and pathos. Wonderful Listen!

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    Amazon Customer 01-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I probably won't listen to it again but I liked it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina Fey's dad meeting Lorne Michaels.


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

    I haven't listened to her on an audio book before. It made me more interested in her other work.


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

    No, it wasn't a cliffhander just entertaining.


    Any additional comments?

    I made me laugh out loud many times.

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    K. Wade 01-25-13
    K. Wade 01-25-13
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    "Journey of a funny lady."
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was pretty good. If your someone like me who really only knows her from her Sara Palin impersonation it is interesting to hear how she progressed through her career.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    This is my first memoir from Audible so I really have nothing to compare.


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

    Because this is Tina telling her own story, there are changes in her voice as she reads that reflect her emotions. This adds an additional depth to the story.


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

    Because you never know.


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    Amy BELLAIRE, Texas, United States 01-24-13
    Amy BELLAIRE, Texas, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I made a new friend - her name is Tina Fey"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    What I loved best is that the author was on the audio. Hearing her own stories in her own voice was what really brought this book alive for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main one!


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

    Umm.. herself haha


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

    The chapter on breastfeeding touched me. Hit home and was very relate-able.


    Any additional comments?

    I am recommending this book to all my girlfriends, my grandmother..whoever will listen to me. I am sad now that the book is over and wish for her to write more. About anything. She could talk about soap drying in a dish and I would listen to it. Rock on Tina.

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    Jkong Santa Rosa, CA 01-24-13
    Jkong Santa Rosa, CA 01-24-13
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a fun listen. Tina Fey is funny and it was interesting learning a little about the behind the scenes of SNL and 30 Rock, among other things.


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    Erin Charleston, SC, United States 01-23-13
    Erin Charleston, SC, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "My Favorite Audiobook Of All Time"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Absolutely everything. This is my go-to audio book when I am waiting for my new monthly credit. I have listened to it at least 10 times and it never gets old. I was just listening to it again yesterday and found my self laughing out loud repeatedly. Since getting an audible subscription, I have listened to multiple comedy books and nothing comes close to this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina Fey discusses her childhood and rise to success in a very honest and very humble way. I feel like in a lot of comedy books or autobiography-type books, the authors tend to view any rough patches in their life as very difficult things that they had to strive to overcome. Tina discusses these times like an adult should - she is able to look back and see that things that seemed very difficult or important earlier in her life are now comical in their significance. Her ability to really laugh at herself I think is why I like her so much.


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

    Um, everything. I think everyone should listen to the audio version vs reading the book b/c you get to hear it read in Tina's voice. She does impressions of all of the people she discusses in the book (Lorne Michaels, Sylvester Stallone, Sarah Palin, etc) and the book even includes the full audio clip from the famous SNL opening skit where Tina as Sarah Palin was first introduced.


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

    The funniest parts to me are when she talks about her dad, Don Fey, how "All Women Must be Everything", and her time at SNL. But really every part of this book is funny.


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    Devon Fresno, CA, United States 01-23-13
    Devon Fresno, CA, United States 01-23-13
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    "Tina Fey is amazing!"

    I have loved watching Tina Fey for years. Getting this insight to her professional career was great. She delivered really serious issues she had to face as a professional and as a mother, and she did it with her great appeal characterized by her comedy. I would highly recommend this book. She is hilarious.

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