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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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    Autie Billings, MT, United States 03-06-13
    Autie Billings, MT, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "great book"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    tina fey is hilarious and listening to her read her own book made it that much more enjoyable.


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    Rebecca Jentzen 03-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "good but not quite up to all of the hype"
    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I always enjoy listening to a book that is narrated by the author because I feel like there are fewer layers between what the author wants to be communicated and how I interpret the book. Tina Fey did a good job but it is not comparable to professional narrators - but I wouldn't expect that she should be.


    Any additional comments?

    I've heard rave reviews about this book so I had to read it. I'm glad that I did and it was worth the time but I wouldn't rate it as highly as I heard others talk about it. Overall, I do think it is a worthwhile, honest, and funny book.

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    Jennifer C. Hofstetter Atlanta, GA 03-05-13
    Jennifer C. Hofstetter Atlanta, GA 03-05-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Tina Fey is a Godess"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book maneuvers through personal history, with anecdotes and familiar names (Alec Baldwin), and I knew to expect that. (“It’s kind of like a book version of SNL — lots of funny shorts. It’s what I think of when I think of Tina Fey.” Krista, Pajiba, Cannonball Read III.) But my favorite interludes, which were equal parts surprising and obvious, were her takes on women in comedy. Her struggles and frustrations are certainly not exclusive to her industry, but her sense of humor and her intelligent writing eloquently points out a prevailing mentality that we baby-makers are faced with every day – “No one wants to watch a sketch with two women.” I won’t water down her brilliance with a recap of my own, but I really do hope that the men reading (or listening to) Bossypants learn something about the female voice, and how we are constantly muffled by ignorance and misogyny.


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

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Check out my full review online

    5/5 stars

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    mandavail 03-04-13
    mandavail 03-04-13 Member Since 2010

    when it comes to finding a good book to loose myself in, i'm looking for something that makes me think & if i am lucky also makes me laugh

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    "Wonderful!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have. I made the audiobook a gift to more then one friend. Tina is hilarious and her narration makes the audiobook twice as entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a delightful mixture of humour and heart. It makes me want to be Tina's BFF.


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

    Tina is amazing! End of story!


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

    Lots of laughing. More then once I caught myself laughing out loud on the subway


    Any additional comments?

    It's one of the few books I can listen to over and over and still keeping laughing.

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    cee earth 03-04-13
    cee earth 03-04-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Reader would have to be familiar with 30 Rock/SNL"
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    The 30 Rock series is a little boring, but Tina Fey is very funny and reads well.


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

    No. One was good.


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

    Her personal humor and witty repartee.


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    Carol 03-04-13
    Carol 03-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listed to Bossypants on a road trip. It was a great book for a drive!


    Any additional comments?

    A good pick if you're looking for something humorous and light, especially if you are a SNL or 30 Rock fan.

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    Kristina CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, United States 03-04-13
    Kristina CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, United States 03-04-13

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    "What an audio book should be."
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm pretty new to the audio book trend. I found myself sitting in traffic more and more and decided to do something other than listen to commercials on the radio.

    Of the few that I've listened to this one has made me laugh the most, was read in a wonderful way, and had me rewinding (safely at stoplights I swear) to listen to chapters again.

    Having the author read it herself brings a great amount extras to it. Sarcasm and tones that might have been missed otherwise just add to the great narrative.

    Thanks Tina Fey, from one awkward adult to another.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Listening to the story in the authors own voice.


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

    Yes, it was hard to turn it off when my trip was over.


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    Brittany FOXBORO, MA, United States 03-04-13
    Brittany FOXBORO, MA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Tina Fey is a goddess."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Very funny and real, especially fantastic with Tina Fey's voice reading the book. As an avid 30 Rock fan, this book was more than perfectly what I was looking for!


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    anne Richmond, VA, United States 03-04-13
    anne Richmond, VA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolutely hilarious!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey's style is just so very enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    ??


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

    Hmm....It wasn't as much a character as it was Tina describing working with different people.


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

    I laughed out loud often during the car ride while listening to Tina.


    Any additional comments?

    The time just flew by on a 10 hour car ride. Thank you Tina Fey!

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    Charles Easley, SC, United States 03-02-13
    Charles Easley, SC, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Breath now! You'll be Laughing Too Hard Later"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Unlikely tale about a bright, funny but somewhat shy young lady who gets sucked by serendipity into the limelight of the 2008 battle between good and evil (or at least smart&green vs white&really stupid).


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nobody could have made up something like this. Compound probability gives proof that Providence deliberately set this up as the greatest "gottcha" since the roasting of Jim and Tammy Baker


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

    Tina trying to Host Opra, Do Sarah and be a good mom on the same day.


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

    Walking from place to place at work with earbuds in laughing like I was 2 PEEPS SHORT OF AN EASTER BASKET!


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