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
"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)
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.
The main one!
Umm.. herself haha
The chapter on breastfeeding touched me. Hit home and was very relate-able.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have had Bossypants on my radar to listen to since it was released, just never got around to it. Finally I pulled the trigger and all in all I am glad I did. Not my favorite biography ever but it was a fun relaxing listen.
I felt like I was exchanging banter with a close friend. Hilarious both in terms of things you can relate to and things you can't even imagine. Tina describes scenes and emotions that make you feel like you had also experienced the story with her.
I can't even imagine reading the book without having her narrate it. Her inflections and additional one liners of sarcasm and wit really bring you into her story. She adds a whole other dimension to the story that you would miss if you were reading it yourself.
I like reading, roller derby, creepy things and art.
I loved how biting and hilarious Tina's humor is. I think amidst this she offers really great advice for women in every profession.
I like that she didn't just read the book, it was full of bonuses.
I would have liked to do so.
That it was read by Tina.
Her story about menstru-hating!
If you love SNL you get some behind the scenes info.
It was very very funny. I laughed out loud many times.
It hit on the main points of her life/career.
It was a very entertaining audio book. It is narrated a little fast so you may want to slow down the speed.
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