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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

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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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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    "So funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was a great book made me laugh out loud.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I love the part where she talks about getting older.


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

    It made me laugh.


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    S. Smith Memphis, TN 12-20-11
    S. Smith Memphis, TN 12-20-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Very funny!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this. Ms. Fey is as funny here as she was on SNL or 30 Rock. Great stories that I would listen to again.


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    Ajay Bellevue, WA, United States 12-20-11
    Ajay Bellevue, WA, United States 12-20-11
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    "Enoyable"

    It was nice to hear some of the back story to Tina's life. I stopped watcing 30 Rock because it was getting too weird and now I understand why.

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    Jeff NEVADA CITY, CA, United States 12-19-11
    Jeff NEVADA CITY, CA, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Moments of Brilliance"

    The opening hour alone is worth the price of admission. My fiance and I were crying we were laughing so hard. Once you get into her improv and SNL days, it's a little more hit and miss. It feels very personal and written for her friends more than for a general audience. By the time you get to the very end (parenting, motherhood) it feels very rushed. More snark than substance.

    Where it's good though, it's really good.

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    Michael Oak Ridge, TN, United States 12-19-11
    Michael Oak Ridge, TN, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Fantastically charming"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes yes yes yes yes and yes. This book has sold me on the idea of Audiobooks as a whole. There's so much you wouldn't get out of this without having Tina right there telling her story to you. So many of the nuances that make her funny as a comedian and an actor are present in this performance and it's incredible. At several times I thought


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

    Everything. See above


    Any additional comments?

    This is a charming look at Tina's life. She keeps it both real and entertaining the whole way though, and overall it was just a great experience.

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    Ellen Libertyville, IL, United States 12-19-11
    Ellen Libertyville, IL, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Great performance"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved listening to Tina Fey. I found myself laughing out loud a few times, but also just interested in her story - and I really didn't know that much about her before. I listened this while I cut out material for a quilt. Perfect entertainment. I highly recommend this book.


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

    Knowing it was being read with the emphasis and inflections where Tina Fey actually wanted them - better than reading it myself.


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    Peter United States 12-19-11
    Peter United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2013
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    "One case where it's better read by the author"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    In the printed addition, there are many italicized asides from Tina. These asides feel even more personal as she reads them to you in her


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

    All of her style of humor translates very well to her insights into her life and rise to comedy.


    Any additional comments?

    The only downside is that the hilarious pictures with which she peppers the book are in an attached PDF. This is slightly inconvenient for those who enjoy listening to the audiobook in a car, or while doing other tasks.

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    James 12-19-11
    James 12-19-11
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    "Easy mindless fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone that wants a nice light fun experience. Tina Fey is a great humorist and I love her work in general. I drive several 2-3 hour trips per week and listen to lots of news and rather serious books usually. This one is a really nice break.


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    Tania Bremerton, WA, United States 12-18-11
    Tania Bremerton, WA, United States 12-18-11
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    "You will laugh like crazy!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    1st.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Probably the roller skating in the house bathroom incident.


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

    I would try anything else by her.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was so funny. I listen on my iphone while walking to the ferry in downtown Seattle. I can't tell you how many funny looks I have received because I am laughing so hard and no one knows what I am laughing about.

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    Marla COLUMBIA FALLS, MT, United States 12-17-11
    Marla COLUMBIA FALLS, MT, United States 12-17-11 Member Since 2011

    56 year old working wife, mother and grandmother.

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    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    I think I might have laughed a few times. She just talks way too fast. I really wanted to like it because it had such a high rating but I just didn't see it myself. I didn't know who she was before I started the audiobook.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I did not finishing listening to the book


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