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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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    Bryan South Jordan, UT, United States 02-07-13
    Bryan South Jordan, UT, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Beware of crude humor and foul language"
    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    She has talent and a great sense of humor. Why does she have to be so crude and use foul language? I saw the extremely high ratings and bought it, then began listening to it with others around and nearly broke my leg trying to get to my computer to turn it off when the crude language began. Is it just so part of everyone's life that it's not a big deal anymore? Sorry, it's not my thing and I wish it would have contained a warning saying, "Explicit language".


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    bonnie 02-07-13
    bonnie 02-07-13
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    "Not as funny as I expected"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

    It wasnt the story, it was the build up from other reviewers that left me disappointed. It was kinda funny, but I didnt almost wreck my car over it.


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    meowsofkvlt ALTADENA, CA, United States 02-07-13
    meowsofkvlt ALTADENA, CA, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "This book had it's moments..."

    I am a huge Tina Fey fan. But I wanted to hear more about her life not about babys and mom stuff. The parts about her being a mom and her family were great! But there was a lot of irrelevant topics that I could tell was just "book filler". The book was funny! But I had more fun reading Sarah Silvermans "the Bedwetter" and Rachel Dratchs "Girl walks into a bar" books. Those were great! No matter what though I still love Tina Fey too!

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    CB West Hartford, CT USA 02-06-13
    CB West Hartford, CT USA 02-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Kinder, gentler and funny!"

    My perception of Tina Fey, before I read this book, was that she would be more sarcastic and that the book would be filled with one liners. Instead, I was treated to a little bit of insight into her personality as well as some of her challenges in life. Good listen!

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    Christine Mitchell Bexley, OH 02-05-13
    Christine Mitchell Bexley, OH 02-05-13
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    "Must read for any working mom"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, it was so funny and inspiring


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When she was talking about having another child as an older mom.


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

    you get to know her better


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

    When she was thinking about having more children in her 40's.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was so good. I wish I had listened to it when it first came out.

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    MM Northern Michigan 02-05-13
    MM Northern Michigan 02-05-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Awesome & Hilarious!"

    Great listen! Hilarious, thoroughly enjoyable and made me love Tina Fey even more! I would definitely recommend!

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    Sally 02-04-13
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    "tina fey is awesome-but everyone knows that"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the backstories of 30 Rock


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

    It doesn't always work when the author is also the narrator of the audiobook, but in this case it made it ten times better!


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

    I was laughing out loud in quite a few parts, which was awkward since I'm usually walking by myself or on the subway when listening to the audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    I am listening to it for the second time now, and it's still funny:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jesicadawn 02-04-13
    jesicadawn 02-04-13
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    "Could have finished in one sitting"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey's voice in entertaining. If we could get her to narrate all the books I've been procrastinating to read on my wish list I'd be done with them in 2 days.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don Fey.


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

    YES! I would have listened straight through except I have a rule to only listen in the car to help control my road rage. So, instead I listened on 2 separate occasions in the car and a good 1.5 hours at work.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey's observations of the world and how women fit into it is pretty witty and dead on. I want to say Tina Fey is smart because she is but I hope that doesn't deter people from reading. She doesn't discuss math so rest assured this book is both smart and funny. I hope every woman over 25 reads this book. I know you'll enjoy it.

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    Lauri Sloper Martinez, CA United States 02-04-13
    Lauri Sloper Martinez, CA United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012

    I love audible to listen to my books while commuting in the SF Bay Area. It makes the time go by so fast and keeps me engrossed.

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    "Great story and great writer"

    Tina is a great writer and great reader of her story. She adds so much to the story.

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    KM 02-04-13
    KM 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "HILARIOUS!!!"

    I have always liked Tina Fey, but know I REALLY like her. She is SOOOO funny and I love hearing this book about her life from HER as the narrator. I love listening to my books when I am doing boring tasks like driving, grocery shopping, etc, but listening to her book and doing this makes you look like a complete nut. I was busting out laughing walking into my conservative office, in the grocery store- while many people were staring at me wondering if I maybe wasn't on my meds :) I really like her view on so many issues, mostly women accepting women and hearing her voice her insecurities (for such an amazing woman) was too funny! Listen to this book when you are ready for lots of laughs- I played parts for my husband who thought it was hilarious too. I have another friend who did the same thing. Everyone I have asked who has read this loved it!

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