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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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    LB Seattle, WA, United States 04-10-12
    LB Seattle, WA, United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I liked this book!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bossypants was an easy to read/listen to book! It was funny and amusing and I enjoyed the stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey!


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the sound effects were funny - I'm not used to that on an audiobook. I'm happy that she was the voice of the audiobook.

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    Dan Westlake, OH, United States 04-09-12
    Dan Westlake, OH, United States 04-09-12
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    "The driver with the stupid grin on his face was me"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to several biographical audio books and this one is on top for insight, entertainment and pure joy of listening.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I can't compare Bossypants with any other book. Although


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina Fey's performance is fresh and disarmingly funny. Really fun to listen to. Great little side notes. Always referring to the pictures in the PDF was pretty funny, too. Because I never got a PDF with my download.


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

    I laughed out loud so much it made other drivers smile seeing me driving with that stupid grin on my face.


    Any additional comments?

    I would definitely buy another Tina Fey audio book. On any subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey NOBLESVILLE, IN, United States 04-09-12
    Lindsey NOBLESVILLE, IN, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Absolutely LOVED and was sad it when it was over!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to a lot of audio books, and this was one of the best. Thoroughly entertaining, and I couldn't wait to get in the car to turn it on again! It helps that I'm already a fan of Tina Fey, and SNL and 30 Rock, but I found it really funny and interesting! A little bit of explicit language, but not much, and doesn't detract from the book at all.


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    Melissa 04-08-12
    Melissa 04-08-12
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    "Classic Tina!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Someday perhaps. For a giggle :)


    Any additional comments?

    It's basically a stand-up act, rather than an autobiography. But if you're cool with that, and you're a Tina Fey fan, you'll enjoy this book.

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    Sung 04-05-12
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    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Awesome book. Tina Fey's reading of it absolutely elevates this from just an audiobook into close to 6 hours of Fey stand-up. A very different experience from just reading the book, which is also excellent - hearing her delivery on her stories and jokes is well worth the purchase price. I think I've re-listened 3-4 times already


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    Ruth United States 04-05-12
    Ruth United States 04-05-12

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

    Brilliantly humorous stories


    What did you like best about this story?

    Even though I’d read Tina Fey’s words, hearing them in her own voice made them ten times funnier.


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

    Many laughs - no tears.


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    Kristen United States 04-03-12
    Kristen United States 04-03-12
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    "Hilarious"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I first read this book regularly, and bought the audio version so I could hear Tina Fey read it and am so happy with my purchase. It is witty and hilarious. Highly recommend.


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    Breliot 04-03-12
    Breliot 04-03-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Not Too Much Fun"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, entertaining bits of Tina Fey's life but not a party


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

    More background on SNL, Second City


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    Katie Los Angeles, CA, United States 04-03-12
    Katie Los Angeles, CA, United States 04-03-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Very interesting and funny story"

    I found this to be a really interesting story, particularly the sections that focused on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Some of the jokes came across a bit forced when read aloud, that probably were funnier on the page, as if Tina Fey weren't entirely comfortable reading her own humor, so I preferred the parts where she was really getting into the details of her work.

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    Laura Overland Park, KS, United States 04-03-12
    Laura Overland Park, KS, United States 04-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it so much I listened twice!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top of the list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Humor, honesty, stories I can relate to


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

    I love her other work - script-writing and acting - but this was all Tina. You feel like you're having coffee with a best friend.


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

    I was most moved by what she didn't say about her scar. You knew it greatly affected her life, but she didn't dwell on it.


    Any additional comments?

    I even bought a copy for my grown daughter, and she has listened to it twice as well!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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