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)
Having Tina Fey narrate her own book was, by far, the best part of listening vs. reading. Without that personal connection to the subject matter, I don't think it would have been nearly as convincing or entertaining.
There were several moments where Tina Fey issues some "real talk" about appearance, self-esteem and other topics that affect me personally. Knowing that she is as amazingly popular and revered as she is, while still remembering she is a real person with real flaws, is very impactful.
I just loved that it was Tina Fey reading it, makes it 100 times better.
The introduction joke was what made me love it so much.
It made me laugh the entire time. My office workers thought I was going crazy.
I loved that Tina read her own work. I loved the one line jokes and anecdotes.
The book was not what I expected, but better.
The unapologetic manner in which Tina Fey owns her life, her strengths and her weaknesses. The insight on production (management) of people and her ability to make me laugh about just about anything.
Hey Tina, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, HEY TINA!
“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”
“To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair.”
― Tina Fey, Bossypants
I really hesitated over this purchase, because, with the exception of David Sedaris, I rarely find "comedic" books funny. Normally they try too hard, they're too obvious, they don't relate to real life, they're crass and rude, or just boring and not funny. What's more, I'm not a big SNL fan (though I enjoy weekly update), so this audiobook was not an obvious choice for me. What sold me was Tina.
This book made me laugh out loud in front of people on crowded London streets. It made me laugh out loud while going for runs in the park. Especially the parts about Tina's dad, which I found the best by far. What woman cannot relate to Tina's relationship with her dad?
But this book is not JUST funny. It's also very serious, especially on the topic of women in the workplace and women's roles in other women's lives. Tina draws some excellent parallels between comedy and life, a couple of which have stayed with me, and I've adopted them as personal mottos. This book made a very real contribution to my life in a way that extended beyond rhetoric and feminist mantras.
I appreciate Tina's intelligent humor, and I appreciate her reaching out her hand to all the other women and men out there who are going along in life, unsure about tomorrow and about their own abilities. This book guides without preaching. And of course it'll make you laugh.
Actor/Writer in ATX "The Most Wonderfully Ridiculous Person" -Kristen Kurtis 93.3 KGSR
Will again, absolutely.
It's a great and funny insight into a very brilliant and hilarious lady. Offers a unique perspective behind the scenes of some of the most sacred hallways of comedy.
I especially enjoyed hearing about her trials and triumphs at Second City, the landmark improv theater and school in Chicago.
Did not read the print...love the audio I think you need to hear her life in her voice!
Well it was a Bio but true to Tina Fey's life, comedy and personality...it is hilarious
HaHaHa....still laughing ....as about 'pads'
Do not listen while others are in the room....people will think your crazy as you laugh out loud
Audio book downloaded from Audible.com. Read by the author. Enjoyable and entertaining memoir, with some advice about being a female manager thrown in.
There were times that I was laughing OUT LOUD. I'm memorized at Fey's amazing wit. Just my kind of humor. I'm close to the same age so I could relate. I'd have to say, I enjoyed the portion of the book of her growing up the most.
There could be no other narrator. The performance was outstanding.
Hero of Time
Tina Fey's narration of her own work
Who could it be but Tina?
I haven't, but I intend to seek them out with great vigor!
I can seen Russia from my house!
Lots of them. It's like she was in my head!
Laughed lots and lots. So familiar and comfy to listen to her voice.
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