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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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    patrice United States 07-02-12
    patrice United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Funny Fey!"

    Nice change from historical novels. Made me LOL a few times and take my mind away from work on the commute home.

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    hedlines Charleston, SC 07-02-12
    hedlines Charleston, SC 07-02-12 Member Since 2006

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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, smart, real


    What did you like best about this story?

    Made me really laugh out loud.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I especially liked that she read her own book, added special touches for audible listeners (like the entire SNL Palin sketch instead of a transcript), and used her own inflections and voice to convey meanings a reader might miss.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend you LISTEN to this, although the PDF photos are quite a treat.

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    Jennifer NEW SWEDEN, ME, United States 07-02-12
    Jennifer NEW SWEDEN, ME, United States 07-02-12
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    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    I don't think I would read another book by Tina Fey. If it was a fiction story it might be good.


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

    I would have liked to hear more about her being a mother.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed her voice as a reader. She should become the voice for other audio books.

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    Lynette A. Scott YALAHA, FL, United States 07-02-12
    Lynette A. Scott YALAHA, FL, United States 07-02-12
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    "Really good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because of Tina being the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina, of course!


    Any additional comments?

    This selection was well worth using an Audible credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aleah Satellite Beach, FL, United States 07-02-12
    Aleah Satellite Beach, FL, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Made me laugh


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sarah Palin, Tina Fey's impression of Sarah is funny!


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

    I did have an extreme reaction. Of the LOL type.


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    Elizabeth Bellevue, WA, United States 06-30-12
    Elizabeth Bellevue, WA, United States 06-30-12 Member Since 2015

    A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!

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    "Good for a giggle, a stretch for a laugh"

    Tina does an excellent job of narrating this memoir, giving us a glimpse into her zany life and views. I had such higher expectations for it based on SNL and 30 Rock, and found it didn't reach those expectations. I certainly was amused and giggled along the way, but just quickly. There was no gut-splitting laughter. In this book Tina Fey comes across just as down-to-earth as she seems on tv and in interviews and I appreciate that.

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    Kristen Mentasti Washington, DC 06-29-12
    Kristen Mentasti Washington, DC 06-29-12

    Kristen M. Mentasti

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    "Loved it."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey hit a homerun with Bossypants. A great listen for nearly anyone. Funny yet seriously serious at times too.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Hmm...I'm not sure I have another book in my mind to compare this one to.


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

    Yes. This is the best so far.


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

    I laughed out loud on several occassions.


    Any additional comments?

    Totally worth it!

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    Elizabeth Seattle, WA 06-29-12
    Elizabeth Seattle, WA 06-29-12 Member Since 2012

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    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey reading the book and her funny spin on her experiences


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

    She adds her impressions, prounciations. It felt like she was telling me all about her life, felt more personal.


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    Ashley TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States 06-28-12
    Ashley TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States 06-28-12
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    "SpeakInStatementsInsteadOfApologeticQuestions"
    Any additional comments?

    I may gush a bit here but I really love this women in everything she does. She is smart, witty and realistic. She puts herself down a bunch (as everyone does) and she is willing to share it. She is willing to be the butt of any joke and stands up proudly for the person she has become over the years even though she is the first person to admit she is nowhere near perfect. I loved this book and I will literally buy anything else she is has anything else to do with. If I had a role model it would be her! Don't get me wrong I am an adult woman and I don't have t-shirts or posters of her, but I just truly appreciate that there is someone in the public eye with her personalty.

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    Jeweliana New York, NY 06-27-12
    Jeweliana New York, NY 06-27-12
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    "Tina Fey... Read by Tina Fey... Very funny!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I don't know if I'd listen to the whole thing again - but definitely parts & I'd definitely recommend it. Her self-deprecating sense of humor is very funny and she gives interesting insights into being a woman in the comedy business...


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty Some Day... that kind of laugh-out-loud humor. Although his is more along the-spit-out-whatever-you're-drinking-at-the-moment-from-laughter-kind of humor and hers is more uncomfortable-laughter-because-you-can-relate-to-her-awkward-adolescence... either way, very funny.


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

    Obviously, her voice.


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

    Not really -- I listened to it on the subway while commuting to work, which probably made more than one of my fellow passengers uncomfortable when I started smiling & giggling randomly...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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