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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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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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    Jeanne Penney Florida 08-25-11
    Jeanne Penney Florida 08-25-11 Member Since 2010
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    "MadeMe Laugh"

    Listened to this book while on a cruise and was caught laughing out loud by strangers several times. I think it was even better because Tina narrated it herself!

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    Rhett HOUSTON, TX, United States 08-24-11
    Rhett HOUSTON, TX, United States 08-24-11
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    "Tina Fey at her best! (Audio tech...not so much.)"

    Tina Fey is, as always, perfect. Too bad it sounds like she recorded it herself. In her bathroom. On a cassette recorder. There are times when the sound is so hot that it has sharp echoes. Other times when her voice trails off into nothing--not just for effect, which is a choice she makes sometimes for the sake of humor--but just because, I guess, the sound tech didn't adjust the levels properly? Maybe? No matter. It's well worth the experience. Highly recommend.

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    Kristen Newburgh, In, United States 08-23-11
    Kristen Newburgh, In, United States 08-23-11
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    "Great"

    It is funny and Tina Fey is charming! I am glad I bought and recommend it highly.

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    Jodi Perchtoldsdorf, Austria 08-23-11
    Jodi Perchtoldsdorf, Austria 08-23-11
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    "Fantastic in audio!"

    I love Tina Fey's way of telling a story, and while her stories are hilarious, listening to her tell them absolutely makes her book. She's not condescending, pretentious or fake - she is a genuinely funny person, and that comes out in her manner of speech. It sounds more like she's out to coffee with you and is sitting across the table, filling you in on her disastrous honeymoon, among other things. The book is fantastic, yes, but please get the audio book, as this is the best way to experience her book.

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    Victoria Camden, ME, United States 08-22-11
    Victoria Camden, ME, United States 08-22-11 Member Since 2010

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    "So Funny!"

    What a great listen....Tina Fey made it feel so real, like I was listening to her across the table at lunch.....I laughed so much! so relateable.

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    Marina Woodside, CA, United States 08-21-11
    Marina Woodside, CA, United States 08-21-11
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    "Funny, smart, wonderful!!"

    This book absolutely fulfilled my expectations. I'm a huge fan of Tina Fey -- I think 30 Rock is the funniest show that's ever been on TV. Her writing is wry, witty, and brisk, and her narration enhanced rather than detracted from the text. The "prayer for my daughter" alone was worth the price of the book. I cried with laughter (and I almost never laugh out loud). Great piece of writing!!

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    Colleen CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-21-11
    Colleen CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-21-11
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    "Witty, sharp and funny..."

    A delight to listen to. Tina Fey is spunky, sweet, irreverant and hilarious in this book. Her true character shines through and it goes so fast, you'll wish there was more!

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    Sean Bentonville, AR, United States 08-20-11
    Sean Bentonville, AR, United States 08-20-11
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    "Seriously funny, seriously insightful"

    There are too many great things about this book to list here. I read the book in a day, and I really enjoyed it. However, I needed a fun, light audio book for a road trip and this seemed like it would be a good fit.

    Listening to Bossypants on audible was an even better experience than reading the book. Tina Fey has a perfect voice for the job. She is both soothing and hilarious in all the right ways. Not only is this book funny--obviously she is where she is at because of her gift for awkward humor as well as intelligent, yet goofy wording of events--this book is really insightful as to how people get along, work well together, and also how ridiculous our society can be.

    Read the book. Listen to the book. Love this book.

    PS: plus, you will get some really cool audio surprises.

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    Brian Chapin, SC, United States 08-19-11
    Brian Chapin, SC, United States 08-19-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Disappointing"

    I've enjoyed what I've seen of her work on TV so I was hoping for some good laughs out of this book but it fell disappointingly short of the mark. Also, the use of a PDF which required you to LOOK at something to be able to enjoy LISTENING to an audiobook seemed ridiculous. It's an AUDITORY medium after all. I wish I'd saved this credit for something better.

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    Bryan longwood, fl, United States 08-16-11
    Bryan longwood, fl, United States 08-16-11

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    "Best Audiobook ever"

    This is a very candid, funny, and introspective look at Tina Fey's life and although it jumps all over the place it flows brilliantly. I feel guilty that I got it as part of a subscription where it is clearly worth no less than $30. I thank the author, and hope that she can do this again. It's amazing, and I was honestly sad this morning that I didn't get to commute to work while laughing. The only tiny critique is that it sounds like it is recorded in an apartment; her flow and style is what makes it the best, but there is a bit of an echo.

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