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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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    Feger 03-12-13
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    "For Americans only"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nelson Mandela


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was fine. Seemed that the audio deviated from the book.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire book is very much geared towards people who are American or lived there fore a long time and are into talk shows and the like.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    nancy Astoria, Oregon, United States 03-12-13
    nancy Astoria, Oregon, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Very funny but not laugh out loud"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed that it was read by the author with several additional remarks specifically relating to the audio version


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

    Yes, it was a good listen


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

    Herself


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jodi Muller Olympia, Washington United States 03-12-13
    Jodi Muller Olympia, Washington United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2009

    Teacher-Librarian, an a avid audible listener:)

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    "Could Not Stop Smiling and Laughing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, and I have to everyone! This is a smart, hilarious, down to earth book. I loved every second of it and will be making sure my daughters in college listen to it! This is in my top favorite books, and that is saying a lot because, I am a Librarian and I have quite a collection of favorite books!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her prayer for her daughter, she nailed every worry that I have for my daughters.


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

    Well, she was not really performing but reading her life, so I guess she is awesome, because the book was so good.


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

    Watch this movie, you will laugh your ass off.....be....


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Tina, you are as inspiring as you are funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Georgetown, MA, United States 03-11-13
    Michele Georgetown, MA, United States 03-11-13
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    "Couldn't get taken away with it"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. This was just an ok book for me. I couldn't really get into it. I want to listen to and read books that I simply cannot be without. You know the ones that you just can't put down? Unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me.


    What three words best describe Tina Fey’s voice?

    crisp, clean and nice. Her voice was fine to listen to.


    Do you think Bossypants needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    For me, not really.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Hollwarth The Piney Woods of East Texas 03-11-13
    C. Hollwarth The Piney Woods of East Texas 03-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Laugh Out Loud Fun"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I might listen to Bossypants again, and the only reason I wouldn't is simply because I have so many books I want to listen to for the first time that I'm unlikely to listen to one a second time. But the book was an easy listen, funny and poignant at the same time, and made me laugh out loud. Having Ms. Fey read her own book was great - I felt like I could see her face as she read it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I think her exploration of the question "should I have more kids" was the most memorable.


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

    My favorite character was Sarah Palin - because how can you NOT like Sarah Palin by Tina Fey?!


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

    I loved how she recalled how supportive and proud her parents were of her career and how she had a very difficult time conjuring up parents in any different sort of role.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LAG Baltimore, MD, United States 03-11-13
    LAG Baltimore, MD, United States 03-11-13
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    "Great book"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    The story was very intertaining and informative about being a female performer and writer in television.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories about her working at SNL.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Oprah told her she had to much on her plate.lol


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

    yes. it's very funny.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Tallahassee, FL, United States 03-11-13
    Andrea Tallahassee, FL, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Not Funny"
    Any additional comments?

    Interesting to know a bit about Ms. Fey. But I did not find this funny. Not my style of humor.

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    Michelle parma, OH, United States 03-10-13
    Michelle parma, OH, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Hysterical, sweet and smart"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina' s performance is impeccable. Her comedic timing is opt-in, which must be difficult to master when transitioning from visual to written medium. I had a hard time turning the story off - I just wanted to keep listening. I hope she writes and narrates another book soon!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the honesty, the humility and the downright sarcastic tone of the book.


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

    The tone, and the way she laughs at herself.


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

    I laughed all the way through.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NeverJetHot 03-10-13
    NeverJetHot 03-10-13

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    "Good God, Lemon"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is more of a "woman to woman" book than I was expecting. I'm a guy so couldn't relate to some of the humor.


    Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I listened to this a few weeks ago and already can't recall anything specific about it. It rambled all over the place. I did like it when she was talking about what happened at 30 Rock.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    30 Rock is still one of my all time favorite shows, but this book was too disjointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Savannah, GA, United States 03-06-13
    Scott Savannah, GA, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Shockingly great!"

    This is the best book that I've listened to in a very long time! I'm sure that the book is great but Tina Fey adds so much more to the audio version! Her performance is astounding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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