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.
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"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)
Live life smell the roses and rejoice.
Yes I would recommend this book to any of my friend especially female friends or male married friends. The person must understand sarcasm.
It was funny
Williams Sonoma T***tie juicer....
Tina Fey is witty and it's great to hear her voice doing the reading. The book is partly aimed at what it's like to be a woman working through a male dominated profession which was great to shed some light on. Overally a great story.
I had to knock a few stars off due to some production issues with this audiobook. There are several times when Fey whispers subtext to something she says and it's too soft. I know this is for effect but it's much too soft and I had to keep rewinding and pushing the volume way up since I listen over a car stereo and not earbuds.
The other editing problem that got past editors is when Fey does her reading she sometimes repeats what she says for a slightly different form of emphasis. This is common when doing any kind of spoken text but the editor is supposed to delete the extra phrases as she's saying the same thing. I believe I heard this happening at least three times during the audiobook.
One last minor thing about the editing is the pacing of the no-audio gaps between what Fey is reading. The audio system clamps down the audio gain which normally wouldn't be noticeable but the gaps are too long so it becomes very noticeable.
Seems like the production of this audiobook was rushed due to these production gaffes. But still a great listen.
Having the book read by the author allows it to be enjoyed the way that they intended it to be. I love hearing it in her voice so that the tone comes across perfectly.
Tina Fey is a wonderful woman and this book made me laugh out loud several times. It is something I will go back and listen to again... and again.
I didn't know that much about Tina Fey, but her openness was refreshing, I also appreciated it was some dirty tell all about exploits or self promoting. Just honest and human.
Easy listen. More content and funnier than expected.
Ms. Fey sounded like she was talking to me, not reading a book.
Comparing traveling to relatives for Christmas with the trip to Bethlehem.
yes. Tina reads it herself & she adds the little tidbits of information that make this book so much more enjoyable. Shes has got a great voice.
Her talks about learning improv, going to the acting classes, being a working mother and the sarah palin part.
how entertaing she made the book, I looked forward to getting 5 minutes away from my kids to sneak in a little quite me time listening to Bossy Pants. She is so funny and its almost like i can see her facial expressions as she read the book.that is from the fact that 30 rock is my #1 favorite show.
yes, but being a working mother that wasnt able to happen. i heard it in small peices from 5 minutes to 1/2 hour at a time .
great book, wish she had more books.
I found myself laughing out loud through the beginning of the book. Maybe it started out "too funny" because I then had an expectation of a standup routine. It definitely happened to me again a few times during the rest of the book. But, this is a true autobiography, with all of life's ups and downs, insecurities and foibles. Tina Fey is such an intelligent honest person, you can't help but love her.
It is perfect that Tina Fey read this book.
Who doesn't love the Sarah Palin story?
If you need to laugh, get this audiobook!
This book is so funny - yet so insightful. One minute I was laughing hysterically, then wondering how Tina Fey kept it all together because she was so busy, and then walking down memory lane. A great book.
I thought this was a great insight into Tina's career and how she came to be.
No - this was my first but definitely not my last!
Sea Breeze and Comedy....
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
I really wanted to love this. It simply skittered off in a corner, less amusing than I hoped. Although it had some very honest giggles. Her description of the Evanston YMCA of the 80s was completely dead on right.
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