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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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    Ashley granger, IN, United States 03-21-13
    Ashley granger, IN, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Listen & Good Laugh!"

    So glad that Tina read it herself. This book gave me a good laugh and I give it two thumbs up!

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    Mark St. Ann, MO, United States 03-20-13
    Mark St. Ann, MO, United States 03-20-13
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I'm very glad I didn't buy the print version, because the audio is EXCELLENT. Tina Fey delivers an amazingly funny performance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I really enjoyed a lot of the stories from behind the scenes at SNL.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She uses a lot of voices and characters for the people and events that she describes. It really adds a lot to the story.


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    Marissa Alpharetta, GA, United States 03-18-13
    Marissa Alpharetta, GA, United States 03-18-13
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    "Entertained till the last minute"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Probably one of the most creative audiobooks I have had the pleasure of listening to!


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    Mama Rose CA 03-18-13
    Mama Rose CA 03-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Querky and uplifting!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved the personal, friendly connection this audio book offers . I felt as if Tina Fey were right across the table telling me her story.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    This book reminds me of Let's Pretend This Never Happened and the novel, A Walk In the Woods. All three are unabashedly presented. All are funny and a delightful look at how silly we all are in our quest to improve our lives!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved hearing how SNL actors and writers work together. Scenes that come to mind are Tina's photo shoot, her retorts to ridiculous emails, and her recollection of how her Palin character came to be such a favorite. Tina also has a fun take on birth,babies and breastfeeding... I laughed so hard.


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

    I did get a few looks from people when ever I had those snorting "bursts" of laughter while riding my bike around town.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio book needs to be longer! I hated that it was over so soon. Write more Tina Fey!

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    Jennifer Sudbury, MA, United States 03-18-13
    Jennifer Sudbury, MA, United States 03-18-13
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    "Fun book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I like listening to Tina tell the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The beginning is hysterical.


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

    Her personality is great!


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

    Her story about her father.


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    K. Welsh 03-18-13
    K. Welsh 03-18-13
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    "Great Storyteller!!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved that Tina Fey actually reads the book. Therefore, it is her own words put into action.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    None.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think I liked how she described her childhood. She funny even as a kid.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    It was great to listen to. I thought it was great that Tina Fey actually read the book - which made it more interesting.

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    Amazon Customer Bolingbrook, IL, United States 03-16-13
    Amazon Customer Bolingbrook, IL, United States 03-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Funny"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, well narrarated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The first half was hilarious.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chapters on growing up.


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

    Yes. I laughed aloud while reading it.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book.

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    Rachel Chicago, IL, United States 03-15-13
    Rachel Chicago, IL, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Meant to be performed"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would! And I have, while sharing it with others. It is hilarious, well-written, and meant to be performed - what more could you expect from a comedian, right?


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

    I am familiar with Tina Fey's work on television. I enjoyed this more, because it was an insight to her life, with the same quirky view on things.


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

    Yes, though I didn't have time for that. It took three sittings.


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    Andrew Houston, TX, United States 03-14-13
    Andrew Houston, TX, United States 03-14-13 Member Since 2007
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    Since I am a male, I didn't fully appreciate all of the humor in the book. Kind of like the male writers she describes in her book when she proposed the SNL commercial for Classic Kotex. However, I do not have a jar in my office.

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    M. Barbera 03-14-13
    M. Barbera 03-14-13
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    "I LOVE TINA FEY"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it is relevant, and funny!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Tina


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

    Whiny people


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    She is the funniest woman alive. I laughed out loud multiple times and the "mother's prayer for her daughter" is the best. She gets it. Tina, we should be friends, we have a lot in common :)

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