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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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    gal USA 10-07-13
    gal USA 10-07-13
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    "Awesome book."
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Very very funny :-)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved the story on baby and breast feeding, so totally agree with Fey ...


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    Carolyn Pile 10-06-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Tina Fey is wonderful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend, if I had any.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I like Tina Fey. After listening to this book, I feel like she is my new best friend. She is smart, funny, and very human. She is now my role model, even though I think she's younger than me.

    I promise not to be a stalker.


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

    I did not listen to this book all in one sitting. I was busy packing to move to a new house. It was like having a friend keeping me company. I was glad to save some to listen to later.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss the PDF. She frequently mentions pictures that are in it. I tried to look at it on my iPad, but it wouldn't open. After I finished the book, I looked them up on my laptop.

    It would have been better to look at them as they were mentioned.

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    Kelly CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 10-05-13
    Kelly CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 10-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Love."

    This book made me laugh out loud pretty much every five minutes. I love Tina Fey and it was a treat to hear her read this very funny book.

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    h0n3yp3ach providence 10-02-13
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    "couldn't be less imperfect"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Tina delivers an amazingly hilarious story with just the right balance of humor and thought provoking insights


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    Paul Rentz Auburn, AL 10-02-13
    Paul Rentz Auburn, AL 10-02-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Extremely enjoyable."
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Tina Fey's intelligent humor. More laughs per page than any book so far.


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    Kelly STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, United States 10-01-13
    Kelly STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Very entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This is a very entertaining, well written, hilarious book. Tina Fey does an incredible job reading her story. I haven't laughed out loud this much in quite awhile. Loved it!


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    David 09-30-13
    David 09-30-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Funny. Probably even funnier in print"

    No doubt a comic genius. Self-deprecating all the way.
    Loved the autobiographical perspective and all the cultural references.

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    b(r)ook(e)worm Milwaukee, WI USA 09-26-13
    b(r)ook(e)worm Milwaukee, WI USA 09-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I would. I loved hearing Tina Fey narrate her own book. It added a lot to what was being said.


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    Heather CHATTANOOGA, TN, United States 09-25-13
    Heather CHATTANOOGA, TN, United States 09-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspirational, Cunning, Unexpectedly Classic"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Absolutely. This book, while having no desire or need to do so, has become my favorite go-to in the world of the working mommy. Tina is self-deprecating in the most comical way, and teaches us more in this novel than all the self-help books out there could ever hope to do. Kudos, Tina Fey. I hope I can bring up my daughter to have as much moxie, self-confidence, and self-awareness as you have and had.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina's performance was as stunning in audio form as in person. She's awesome.


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

    Yes. It was inspirational. I laughed so much I cried.


    Any additional comments?

    Male or female, you MUST read and/or listen to this book. It will make your perspective on everything better.

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    Catwoman ROUND ROCK, TEXAS, United States 09-24-13
    Catwoman ROUND ROCK, TEXAS, United States 09-24-13
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    "Great all around!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey does a great job reading her own book, writing her own book, and living it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her funny memories with Sarah Palin


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She is a great actress so she obviously does a great job reading.


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

    Maybe two sittings but yes!


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