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)
Yes, only if they are already a Tina fan. I don't see it winning over anyone new.
Well written and ties everything up into a neat little bow.
She told her story as only she could tell it. There was much more room for funnier material.
Sort of...I was curious and as a fan, wanted to know her back story. For that reason -- it was.
Tina is a gifted comedienne, writer and actress. 30 Rock aired it's final episode this week, so I wonder what we have to look forward to seeing her in next. In total, I laughed out loud maybe 3 times throughout this whole audio book ... 4 at the absolute most. I had hoped for many more, so for me hilarious; it was not. I laughed at the cruise story, her motherhood experience and the parts about aging. I can recommend it, but with that I would tell others that it has it's moments, but to say it is hilarious is a stretch.
Future listeners - be sure to follow her cues throughout the book to look at the pictures in the accompanying PDF. It will make your experience richer. I listened on my mp3 and looked at the pictures later. It would have been so much better to see them as I listened to the story.
I did not read the print edition. I prefer audible. I listen while doing housework and driving,
of course, Tina
the entire book
I found myself smiling or laughing at her presentation of situations in her life.
The fact that it was narrated by Tina Fey made it even funnier!
The "punch" her jokes had because she was able to say them herself!
Laughed out loud...OFTEN!!!
At times, her voice seemed to fade out to barely audible, and I couldn't decide whether or not that was intentional.
funny insightful interesting
Tina talking about working at the Y. It's always nice to hear about the humble beginnings of successful people I admire.
I loved her talking about her thought process during the 2008 election and her portrayal of Sarah Palin on SNL.
I wish she would have talked more about her movie career.
Yes. Already have.
Tina's humor and ability to describe an event in a way that I felt like I had been there.
Not as an audio book. Have long been a fan of hers on SNL and 30 Rock.
I wanted to but it took longer than that.
I will keep this book in my Cloud account and listen again for sure.
This is just fun. It provides key insights into Tina's upbringing and how her career developed. I came away with a fresh understanding of this actress/comedian.
The inflections help convey the nuances that are sometimes missed in writing.
Insightfull, feminist, funny
The honesty that Tina told her story
When she talked about her father
This was my first audio book and I loved it. Tina Fey has set the bar for all books to come, I hope they're as well narrated, performed and written.
Tina gives an insightful glipse into her upbringing and left in NY. I love her more than I did before.
I would recommend it to everyone. Even if you are conservative (my hustband), you will find a reason to laugh out loud as Tina shares a life that we all can applaud! We listened to it together over Christmas and wanted to be in the car so we could laugh together! We even sat outside IHOP to finish a segment before breakfast!
I loved when she discussed how her mom dealt with menstration! Yikes--I'm 15 years older that Tina and my mom did the same thing! Then when she wanted to use the "belts" on SNL, my husband remembered skit and still didn't get it!
The hike with the un-boyfriend. Oh, have we all done that!
30 Rock's Bossy Mom
I can't say enough that this book reaches all ages and socio-economic groups. My daughter (in her 30s) has been quoting parts and suggested it to me. I've suggested it to others--I may even buy a hardcopy!
I think this book is a great read for a TV writer types and/or for females who are looking for a superhero to look up to.
Tina shopping at the mall on a "nondate" with a guy who tells her that she could be pretty if she lost some weight.
I wish that Tina would have revealed more real emotions about her journey. She skipped so many pivotal moments or breezed right by quickly.
Be a bossypants.
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