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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    Yin København NV, Denmark 04-04-13
    Yin København NV, Denmark 04-04-13
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    "Pure entertainment"

    I was very doubtful about buying this book because some people mentioned mumbling and being disappointed with the comedy but I decided to try it anyway and oh my God. I finished this book in two days, listening to it non-stop no matter where I went. I haven't watched 30 Rock or been much aware of what's been going on with SNL but that didn't seem to matter that much. I might not have laughed out loud all the way through but I was very, very, VERY entertained by it. When she didn't make me laugh, she made me think.

    About the mumbling I feel bad for the readers who considered it a bad thing - her mumbling is a part of the jokes she is telling. If you listen to what she says it's absolutely hilarious. I think I laughed the most when she mumbled something ridiculous at the end of her sentence - I kind of feel bad for the readers who didn't get to enjoy it like I did.

    I'm so happy I decided to buy this book!!

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    Kathleen Gorham, ME, United States 03-31-13
    Kathleen Gorham, ME, United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Tiny Fey's funny and honest story"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina's story is told in the voice we have come to know and love.....She's funny and honest about the stuff that goes on in life and she knows how to laugh at herself


    What did you like best about this story?

    it was funny


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Good book and worth the time

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    Nicolle 03-30-13
    Nicolle 03-30-13
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    "Tina Fey is awesome"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So far THE best


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Not sure what to compare it to


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Talking about 30 rock


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

    Yes! It was better than I thought it would be!


    Any additional comments?

    Looooved this book!

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    A. R. Wood 03-29-13
    A. R. Wood 03-29-13

    Have loved books and reading since I was a wee one and could not live without books. BUT due to a hectic schedule have found I don't have the time I once did for nightly reading so I've grown to love audio books!

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

    Yes, it's hysterical read by Tina Fey because it is her life!


    Any additional comments?

    A funny, moving, LOL listen and I enjoyed this audiobook thoroughly!

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    Cindy Torrance, Ca USA 03-28-13
    Cindy Torrance, Ca USA 03-28-13 Member Since 2015

    I'm a high school English teacher, partner, mom, daughter, sister, and adventurer.

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    "So Much Fun!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bossypants is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to! Tina read it with conviction and hilarity.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Since this was autobiographical comedy, Tina was my favorite character.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina's sense of comedic timing is awesome. She's self deprecating which makes her approachable and relatable. So many listeners should be able to empathize with her scenarios.


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    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA 03-27-13
    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA 03-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Engaging audiobiography"

    Tina Fey's book is funny and poignant. Having her narrate it really adds life to what is already a pretty engaging book. Really enjoyed this and would certainly recommend it.

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    Julie Vancouver, BC, Canada 03-26-13
    Julie Vancouver, BC, Canada 03-26-13 Member Since 2016

    I'm a writer and a yoga teacher with a Masters in English Literature.

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    "Women Can Be Funny (Surprise!)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I had the book on my ipod, so I couldn't see what sounded like hilarious PDFs, but Tina Fey is an awesome performer, and I can't imagine not hearing it in her voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina Fey is an incredibly smart, self-aware feminist in show business. She made me laugh, but also think very seriously about issues like body image, motherhood, and being a woman in any career where people automatically think you won't succeed. I think about this book all the time.


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

    she's TINA FEY! Also audio clips from SNL that were hilarious.


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

    Many, but especially the moment when Amy Poehler makes a dirty joke and, when Jimmy Fallon complains about how it's "not cute," Amy's "eyes went black, she turned to Jimmy and said, 'I don't care if you LIKE it.'" Tina's response in her own head was, "My friend is here! My friend is here!" (paraphrasing from what I remember)


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it.

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    AMO's Momma New Hampshire 03-24-13
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    "Ahhh, brains, beauty and sass!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    While I never read the print version, hearing the text in Tina's voice was awesome. I think I wouldn't enjoy the print version as much.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Anything by David Sedaris.


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    Andrew Herndon, VA, United States 03-24-13
    Andrew Herndon, VA, United States 03-24-13
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    "You may need to turn up the volume"

    Though I like Tina Fey's reading, she sometimes mumbles, speaks to fast, or her voice drops off at the end of a sentence. Although I loved the book, it was not great for listening in situations with competing noise, such as the car or even under earphones unless in a quite place.

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    Rachael Fayetteville, AR, United States 03-22-13
    Rachael Fayetteville, AR, United States 03-22-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first, going to be hard to compare after that


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina


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

    HUMOR and Real life


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

    yes!


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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