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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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 these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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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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    Sherwin San Jose, California, United States 12-30-12
    Sherwin San Jose, California, United States 12-30-12
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    "annoying"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    no one i know. SNL female junkies? Big Tina Fey fans. Bored people?


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    george carlin


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    cut out some boring stories


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    sometimes charming


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Paul Forest Hills NY 12-29-12
    Paul Forest Hills NY 12-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "One notch less than funny/One notch above boring."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I thought it would be funnier-- good for a few chuckles.


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    If my friend had nothing better to do, then why not? Listening to that fly buzzing around in your room won't make you chuckle, but this audiobook will.


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

    Tine Fey's performance is wasted here. She is a great reader but here stories lack pizzazz.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Tina Fey’s life?

    I wish here life was funnier.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love Tina Fey you will love her audiobook. But if you love to laugh, I mean really love to laugh, do not listen to this book. But if you love to chuckle, give it whirl.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley NAMPA, ID, United States 12-27-12
    Ashley NAMPA, ID, United States 12-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Laugh Your Pants Off"

    First of all, I just love Tina Fey. So if you're not a big fan, don't read it. If you are a fan, or are sort of a fan, or would like to be a fan, then READ IT! Better yet, listen to it via Audible because Tina Fey narrates it. This book is laugh out loud funny and the humor is only accentuated by Tina. By having the author read the book, you experience the story just as she intended. Her inflection of voice and tone are done brilliantly. It's several hours of Tina at her finest. Probably the best memoir I've read. And by probably, I mean it is the best memoir I've read. If you have even the smallest of senses of humor, you'll be glad you purchased this book.

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    Katie Walker PHOENIX, AZ, US 12-27-12
    Katie Walker PHOENIX, AZ, US 12-27-12
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    "great book"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    It was so fun to hear Tina Fey tell her own story...it made me feel like she is just so normal (which she is...). She was funny, of course, but also not afraid to tell everyone the bad parts of her life and her insecurities.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    real-life stories about things we already knew something about!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Polly FORT WORTH, TX, United States 12-26-12
    Polly FORT WORTH, TX, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun and easy to listen to."

    Great story, an easy listen. Highly recommend if you enjoy Tina Fey. She narrates, which makes it even better.

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    Alisa Elk grove village, IL, United States 12-23-12
    Alisa Elk grove village, IL, United States 12-23-12
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    "Tina Fey Rocks!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    She is so real and funny. I could listen to this again and again.


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    Cate 12-19-12
    Cate 12-19-12
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    "Laugh Out Loud Funny"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is hysterical. The only disappointment is all of the references to the addendum - which you don't get here even though Ms. Fey says it is available in a PDF download. I would have appreciated seeing the references.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie San Jose, CA, United States 12-19-12
    Leslie San Jose, CA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Laughed so hard I cried"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I laughed a lot


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor


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

    Her v oice and tonality. She also had excerpts from SNL


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

    I laughed so hard I cried


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Megan VAN NUYS, CA, United States 12-19-12
    Megan VAN NUYS, CA, United States 12-19-12
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    "Funny and Engaging"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved that Tina Fey both wrote it and read it. It was the most performance like audio book I have ever listened to.


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

    There was comedic timing and character that I wouldn't have experienced if I had not listened to the book and instead read it.


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

    I loved how much her daughter means to her. At one point she's talking about something big and important going on in her career, but in the same breath she's worried about some things she ordered for her daughter's birthday party that haven't arrived yet.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the variety of things she wrote about and how they all tied in together, different vignettes of her life that collectively make her who she is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nick Chicago, IL, United States 12-19-12
    Nick Chicago, IL, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012

    Will read (or in this case, listen) to just about anything.

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    I loved this book - it was great for the road. As a side note, several of my friends read the book, too, and the unsurprising group response: the more you like 30 Rock and Tina Fey, the more you'll like this book (duh).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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