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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    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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    Carolyn Voorhees, NJ, United States 05-21-13
    Carolyn Voorhees, NJ, United States 05-21-13
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    "Loved hearing it! Very funny!"

    great audiobook! made me laugh the entire time! I would highly recommend it!

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    Mark Irving, TX, United States 05-21-13
    Mark Irving, TX, United States 05-21-13

    Author of three books with infused companion songs. Multimedia is the new way to tell a story.

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    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is a great reader.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tina Fey? Why or why not?

    Maybe, depending on the content.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Well told and recorded. Tina has a great speaking voice.


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

    No, i listen while bike riding and divide it into appropriate chunks.


    Any additional comments?

    At one point tina says, "If you're a man, well, thanks for buying this book." I think it should have been more obvious that this is a story targeted strictly for women. I expected more gender-neutral comedy, and less about old-fashioned maxi-pads, fashion, and maintaining a woman's body. I expected more like the SNL political insert.

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    D. Crozier 05-19-13
    D. Crozier 05-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A great first listen"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Eventually, yes, but there are probably chapters I'd skip the next time.


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

    30 Rock, The Movie


    Any additional comments?

    Picked this one up from the "Your First Listen" recommendation when I signed up and was not disappointed. Tina Fey is hilarious and has a talent for finding humor in the mundane, and turning the truly funny into a side-splitting tale.

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    patrish 05-16-13
    patrish 05-16-13

    I read a lot, oftentimes professionally, oftentimes not.

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    "Smart and funny"

    I've only seen a few 30 Rock episodes and my knowledge of TF's work on SNL is limited to the Sarah Palin sketches that went viral. When I bought Bossypants I was looking for something smart and funny. It worked. There's more SNL/30 Rock backstory than I expected, but Fey puts these events into context and uses them to reveal a pervasive sexism in comedy. My 8 year old son listened to a few minutes and declared, "Do you have more of those busy mom books? I like them. They're pretty funny." That said, it's grown-up humor. If you do let your 8 year old listen to the book, you might have a lot of explaining to do.

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    debbie Acworth, GA, United States 05-09-13
    debbie Acworth, GA, United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2016

    I am a married 54 year old mother of 2 adult kids and 2 yorkies. I love cruises and audiobooks!

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    "This is a MUST LISTEN!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version, but having Tina Fey as the narrator I would have to say yes. Only SHE could have read this book and made it this funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey!


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

    Her comedic timing and her impressions.


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

    Yes, I may have to listen to it again sometime soon.


    Any additional comments?

    I laughed out loud so many times while listening to this audiobook. I hope she does another one.

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    Kemo's Mom 05-09-13
    Kemo's Mom 05-09-13
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    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    The blantant honesty.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina is my favorite character. I love the way she thinks and how honest she is.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Sometimes she talked very fast and then would drop off in a mumble. I listen in my car while I commute and that made it hard to hear and understand her sometimes.


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

    I laughed over and over again.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Tina Fey you will love this book.

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    Eva Kaneohe, HI, United States 05-08-13
    Eva Kaneohe, HI, United States 05-08-13 Member Since 2012

    Lots of driving, lots of books.

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    "She's great"

    Oh Tina Fey how do I love you? Let me count the ways.
    This is one seriously funny woman, who makes this biography great by reading her little inside jokes just like she meant them to be told. Better than the book because you get all the vocal inflections, and now I can see where the characters she writes gets their neurosis from. And I say that with the greatest admiration and love.

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    Linda Y. Irvine, CA, US 05-07-13
    Linda Y. Irvine, CA, US 05-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Funny!!!"

    Can't say I'm a huge fan of Tina Fey before this book, but I have to say after listening to this book I can see why she survived in such a male dominant world of comedy, especially a comedy writer. The story is more of a biography, with some very witty and undoubtedly funny words from Ms. Fey. I find myself laughing out loud at times, which is hard to do listening to an audio book. The storyline is not particularly interesting, but the performance of Tina Fey definitely helped tremendously with the quality of this book. If you are looking for a lighthearted easy listen, you can't go wrong with this book. It's good to take a break from all the thrillers I listen to most of the time.

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    Seth LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 05-04-13
    Seth LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 05-04-13
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    "It was funny, but nothing out of the ordinary"
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    It's a fun book, and it has some funny moments read by Tina Fey, but it's trying to be a comedy book and a memoir at the same time, and at times it didn't work for me. Also, as a male listener/reader, this book was clearly written for a female audience in mind, so it wasn't always a book for everyone, which is a bummer, because I think Tina Fey is really funny as both a writer and performer.


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