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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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    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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    Sarah 10-22-12
    Sarah 10-22-12
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    "A funny perspective of Tina Fey by Tina Fey"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a great book to listen to while traveling down the road. It was funny, engaging, thought provoking at times and yes,after listening I even wanted to share it with my mom and sisters!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well that would be Tina Fey because the book is by Tina Fey, about Tina Fey and read by...you guessed it...Tina Fey!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I am from the Charlottesville, VA area where, after listening to this book I learned Tina went to college. I thought the parts about her time there literally hit close to home. I also enjoyed hearing her story about her father and her thoughts on parenting today.


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

    I was driving in a car for 6 hours, so this filled the time perfectly. I actually had wished it was longer but alas it was not.


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    10-20-12
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    "Loved every minute."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    The fact that Tina reads her book makes it all the more enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how she spoke to the listener throughout. Great stories!


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    kuma Japan 10-19-12
    kuma Japan 10-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Only for the Biggest of Tina's Fans"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    If she was reading, yes. If it were more anecdotes from her life, no!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    No Easy Day


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Her father at the New York Airport


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I chuckled.


    Any additional comments?

    Only for die hard fans. A collections of anecdotes that aren't really all that interesting.

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    Nancy United States 10-16-12
    Nancy United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2014

    book worm

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    "Doesn't hold my interest..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they are Saturday Night Live fans and like Tina Fey. And like this type of book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    Maybe


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

    No.


    Could you see Bossypants being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I just couldn't get into this book. I would go for days without picking up my ipod to listen to it. I like Tina Fey and I loved her impersonation of Sara Palin. And I think there were some interesting parts to it, but it's just not something that held my interest. I am about half way through it and probably will not finish listening to it. Sorry, Tina.

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    Hope United States 10-16-12
    Hope United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it even though I don't know much about Tina!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes. There were many pithy comments, funny stories, and witty remarks that I may have missed. I would love to go back and make sure I didn't miss anything.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved that she kept calling her nanny a babysitter and then says that she definitely has a nanny, but it gives her race anxiety to call her that. She's very honest.


    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?

    I laughed a lot. I was also moved by many of her comments about women and their experiences.


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    RA 10-15-12
    RA 10-15-12
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    "Fabulous!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Absolutely and I have, just to make sure I didn't miss anything the first time. Tina Fey is incredible.


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    Michael Clark 10-15-12
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    "Tina Fey is funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is funny and does a great job telling a very funny story of her years in show business. She is down to earth and incitefully finds hilarious points in even the most common everyday fact of life. A very light hearted enjoyable read sure to make you laugh.


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    Kristen MORTON, PA, United States 10-12-12
    Kristen MORTON, PA, United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Hilarious"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top five- Tina Fey did a great job.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Talking about her childhood in Delaware County, where I live.


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

    She narrated the book and added some side jokes and voices that really made the book even funnier.


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

    Yes, I finished it in 3 days of commuting.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it! Even if you're not a huge fan of Tina's, you will be after you listen!

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    Tiffany Lemoore, CA, United States 10-11-12
    Tiffany Lemoore, CA, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Sort of Funny"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    No the first time was good enough.


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

    Make it funnier.


    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?

    I liked it, some parts made me laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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