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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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    James 02-26-13
    James 02-26-13 Member Since 2015

    I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!

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    "Wow, she's got spunk! A good read."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    How Tina can make you smile, or laugh but not turn you off with expletives, or putting people down. She talks about her life, some of the shiny moments, and those that happened, but she never let them keep her down. Its definately a good book to enjoy.. you can read a chapter, and return to it in a week, and not be upset that you forgot something from before. A great audio book for a road trip with spouse, or we found with our teenage kids.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There were many, but think the point where she was so exhausted filming "30 Rock," planning her daughters birthday party, and filming SNL... and Oprah asks her if she's spread herself a tad to slim.. its great.. we all do things like that.Or where she lets some people unmentioned that have jars of urine in there offices!


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

    DUH- No brainer- Sarah Palin!


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

    15 minutes of fame that people won't forget.


    Any additional comments?

    I never realized how she had been a writer for SNL, long before Lorne Michael put her in front of the camera, and how her career took off with the comedy team of her and Amy Poeller and doing politics (Sarah Palin). And of course how much 30 Rock was enjoyed by millions.

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    Todd Sugar Land, TX, United States 02-26-13
    Todd Sugar Land, TX, United States 02-26-13
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    "Tina Fey is a comedic treasure!"

    Tina Fey is a comedic treasure! I am a bigger fan than ever before.

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    Renee Balzer Chicago, Il 02-26-13
    Renee Balzer Chicago, Il 02-26-13

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    "Bossypants - is cool as in lukewarm"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I like Tina Fey. And I especially liked that she read the book so that it could be told exactly as she wanted it read. It was funny, perhaps a bit more dry than I'd like. Although she told a lot of what happened in her life, for me, the depth just wasn't there. And I guess that's what I was hoping for more or wanted more. Perhaps breaks from the humor or dryness. Some real felt sentiment told in a normal way or in between the humor.
    All in all I'm glad I bought it and listened to it. Just wish I'd heard more of the real Tina and not just the comedian.


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

    Possibly.


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

    Yes it did make me laugh and smile quite a bit.


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    Coya Cincinnati, OH, United States 02-26-13
    Coya Cincinnati, OH, United States 02-26-13
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    "Funny, Real, and Heartwarming"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I own both versions, but it is definitely more fun to hear the author and experience the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The story has too many characters to choose, but Tina, being the storyteller and author, was the most interesting character of all.


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

    Tina Fey expresses her personality by narrating the story. Instead of reading it myself, I had a complete visual of Tina Fey, connecting the voice with who I recognized her as a comedian.


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

    ....Tina Fey, not who you think she is.....


    Any additional comments?

    This is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys sarcastic, real, yet traditional humor. Tina Fey is a wonderful writer and entertainer, so this book gives the listeners an inside look on what they may know, or not know, about the wonderful author. Loved it!

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    laura PORTLAND, OREGON, United States 02-26-13
    laura PORTLAND, OREGON, United States 02-26-13
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    "Just Fun"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, interesting, nostaglic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    the stories about her dad.


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

    Tina Fey


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

    Having grown up in the same area the stories about her youth were particularly funny


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    David Mercersburg, PA, United States 02-25-13
    David Mercersburg, PA, United States 02-25-13
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    "Not just for ladies"

    I bought the book for my wife to listen to on her way back and forth from work. I listened to it anyway. And I learned a few things. Though comic in most of the presentation, Tina shares some pretty important things about the world she inhabits and, for a man, some other things that are really worth thinking about. Glad I sneaked a listen of my own. My wife found it a so-so read, or listen.

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    Holly 02-24-13
    Holly 02-24-13
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    "Great listen! I hope she writes another."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I've always appreciated Tina Fey's quirky personality and sense of humor. It was great to be able to hear her read her work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book was a mix between personal anecdotes and stories from her work as a performer and writer. It was a good balance of both.


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

    Her performance as a reader of her book was consistent with her performance as an actor.


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

    ?


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    Christina NEW YORK, NY, United States 02-22-13
    Christina NEW YORK, NY, United States 02-22-13
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    "YES."
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    I read this book while running and it completely kept me going. Tina Fey's voice comes through as authentic-- and it was entertaining AND laugh out loud funny.


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    Adriel CINCINNATI, OHIO, United States 02-21-13
    Adriel CINCINNATI, OHIO, United States 02-21-13
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    "Better than I expected"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I think so... It's her life story, told by her. I felt like I was having a conversation with her


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved her included PDF and I was just rolling through the whole book


    Any additional comments?

    I was reluctant because I thought it was just going to be all about being a business woman in a man's world, but this book is cover to cover hilarious and I'm so glad I bought the audio version.

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    Margarett Center Point, TX, United States 02-20-13
    Margarett Center Point, TX, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Sharp!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    It was both witty and inspiring. Great for easy listening and not bad as a mood lifter. Nothing takes the edge off a fourteen hour drive like raw sarcasm and wit.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Most memorable was Tina Fey's account of her father. Don Fey sounds like a man you did't cross. Stylish and firm. They don't make them like that anymore. "People recognized him. They would say, 'Hey that's Don Fey!'"


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed hearing her voice and inflection reading the account of her own life. There was something very real about her story that was only magnified by the grit of her own voice.


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

    I did listen to this book all in one sitting. Unfortunately I was driving so I didn't get to see the Downloadable PDF until I made it to my destination. Funny Stuff!


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