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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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    Amanda 03-30-14
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    "Bossypants made me a Tina Fey fan."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I've always found Tina Fey peripherally funny, the same way I do most recent SNL alums. However, Bossypants clearly divides comedians like Fey from those who rely more on comedic timing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    What's most interesting about Bossypants is that I felt it revealed Fey as an observational comedian - and someone you believe you could be friends with IF ONLY SHE MET ME IN REAL LIFE.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love that Fey is clearly so intelligent and funny, but it's tempered by a believable humbleness and awkwardness.


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

    I don't laugh out loud. Ever. My co-workers had to ask me what I was listening to on more than one occasion.


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    Kelly SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE, United States 03-29-14
    Kelly SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2014

    Kelly, Aussie living in Nashville, Employment Specialist, Writer & so on

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    "Hilarious insights into the world of comedy"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Highly entertaining and satisfying due to being read by the author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina as she is intelligent as well as comical


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Paul Lynde impersonation


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

    When her father sent her in to get the carpet cleaning stuff and she got it wrong


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were more anecdotes from her childhood, but it was well worth the listen and I will listen to it again and again.

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    Amazon Customer 03-24-14
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    "She's Better Live!"
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    I don't feel I would have missed anything had I not read this book. I was disappointed.

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    Korie K 03-23-14
    Korie K 03-23-14

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    "Hilarious and Heartfelt"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes! Tina Fey has written this book perfectly. Her stories flow nicely, chapter to chapter. Even if she wasn't reading her own book, it would still be her voice I would be hearing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey because she's HILARIOUS!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Everything.


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

    I laughed out loud several times while listening to this book. I also felt some tugs at my heart during the not so funny parts.


    Any additional comments?

    So glad they included the PDF of the pictures she references while reading. Loved the white denim suit!

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    Brittany Tampa, FL, United States 03-22-14
    Brittany Tampa, FL, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't stop laughing"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I plan on listening to Bossy Pants in the future it was well written and narrate by Tina Fey. It felt as if we were having a conversation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Narration & autobiographical stories


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

    Don Fey


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great book....hilariously truthful

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    M 03-20-14
    M 03-20-14
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    "Funnny & Entertaining"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to it again; it made me laugh, and I learned interesting tidbits about SNL and 30 Rock.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina


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

    On SNL; this is funnier overall but nothing can beat her portrayal of Sara Palin on SNL, which she discusses in this book.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The last chapters where she talked about motherhood were the funniest to me.

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    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 03-20-14
    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 03-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "As funny as any one skit,..."

    ...but much more endearing. A well rounded memoir played for comic effect. Her asides and disclaimers were hilarious.

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    Alyssa Homan Los Angeles, CA USA 03-14-14
    Alyssa Homan Los Angeles, CA USA 03-14-14 Member Since 2015

    My commute is long and the audiobooks are longer. Brevity is not my strong suit. @alyssahoman

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    "Do your thing and don't care if they like it."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Tiny Fey is an excellent narrator (as is to be expected) which makes this book just that much more entertaining. Hearing the story in her voice adds an extra level of enjoyment. This adaptation to an audiobook was done very well with auditory cues, a visual companion and samples of the clips she references in the book (which means you don't need to take a break to look it up on YouTube).


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Bossypants is a memoir of a comedian and would reside within that realm. Comparing it to others would be unfair since it is so specific to her life and thoughts.


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

    This is the first audiobook I have heard her narrate for. She is just as effervescent as she is on SNL and 30 Rock.


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

    It made me rethink some of the ways that I deal with people and work. She has a unique, informed take on a lot of things and her anecdotes do a great job of illustrating some great life lessons. It was very lighthearted but I think that has a lot to do with the way she has learned to deal with intense situations and that is a pretty great message.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this to everyone. Tina Fey is smart, strong and (of course) hilarious. Being able to learn from her is a privilege.

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    Amye Austin, TX, United States 03-13-14
    Amye Austin, TX, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2012

    I wonder if it's ok to say I "read" a book when I really listened to it??....

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but I would say with Tina Fey actually narrating, it's got to be better.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    This is the first of this type of biography that I've read (comedian bio). I read Mindy Kahling's book and enjoyed it, but then I read Bossypants again right after.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many....I love when she's describing her dad. I also love the story about climbing Old Rag Mountain. Laughed out loud many MANY times.


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

    So much laughing...


    Any additional comments?

    Instant classic!

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    Kim LaCrosse, FL, United States 03-12-14
    Kim LaCrosse, FL, United States 03-12-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful book."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina wrote about good and bad things in her life. This book showed us what her life is like. Where she came from to who she is today.


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