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
"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)
Bossypants was an easy to read/listen to book! It was funny and amusing and I enjoyed the stories.
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.
I've listened to several biographical audio books and this one is on top for insight, entertainment and pure joy of listening.
I can't compare Bossypants with any other book. Although
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.
I laughed out loud so much it made other drivers smile seeing me driving with that stupid grin on my face.
I would definitely buy another Tina Fey audio book. On any subject.
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.
Someday perhaps. For a giggle :)
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.
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
Brilliantly humorous stories
Even though I’d read Tina Fey’s words, hearing them in her own voice made them ten times funnier.
Many laughs - no tears.
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.
Yes, entertaining bits of Tina Fey's life but not a party
More background on SNL, Second City
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.
At the top of the list.
Humor, honesty, stories I can relate to
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.
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.
I even bought a copy for my grown daughter, and she has listened to it twice as well!
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