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Bossypants Audiobook

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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    E.A.Snelson ST Paul, MN, United States 09-17-12
    E.A.Snelson ST Paul, MN, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Better heard than read"

    Because Tina Fey is such a good performer, I assumed, correctly as it happens, that this would be a fun listen. But the audio clips, and her sharp asides, made audio the better source.

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    Jennifer Lakeland, TN, United States 09-17-12
    Jennifer Lakeland, TN, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Can't stop listening!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Very entertaining and a great read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her honesty.


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her own commentary was very funny and contagious.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    She was a great narrator.

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    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 09-17-12
    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2015

    "I listen to learn"!

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    "COULD NOT LISTEN TO IT"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love Tina Fey. I have seen her in various movies, 30 Rock and loved her on SNL. I don't recall her having such a foul mouth...obviously there wer limiations on national TV. The first 3 minutes I heard way too many cuss words. I no doubt think some will enjoy, but i just didn't want to hear all that. She may not say another one, but I had to bow out.


    What could Tina Fey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    FOR ME? No foul language


    What didn’t you like about Tina Fey’s performance?

    Foul Language


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Again, I love Tina Fey and this is probabaly a great listen for many other people, just not me

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    Megan Petoskey, MI, United States 09-17-12
    Megan Petoskey, MI, United States 09-17-12
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    "I laughed out loud in the airport"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Out of all the books i've listened to this is definitly one of my favorites. To have a book read by the author adds depth. Also all of the funny jokes added in just for the audio book were a great addition.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I didn't want to put it down. I was hoping my flight would be deleyed so i'd have more time in Tina's world.


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    ShellyM Fraserville, ON, Canada 09-14-12
    ShellyM Fraserville, ON, Canada 09-14-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny, Funny, Funny!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Uplifting True Humour


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Ellen Degeneres - same sort of Humour but with a dash of brashness.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First one


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    I would buy more of her books .

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    Amy Washougal, WA, United States 09-12-12
    Amy Washougal, WA, United States 09-12-12
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    "Hilarious!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoyed the funny stories she told.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, Tina herself, was my favorite!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose from.


    Any additional comments?

    Laugh out loud! Tina Fey is so candid and naturally hysterical!

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    Emma Baton Rouge, LA, United States 09-12-12
    Emma Baton Rouge, LA, United States 09-12-12
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    "Inspiring"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Three words: Inspiring, Hilarious, Endearing


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book and am now a huge Tina Fey fan. I downloaded this audiobook only halfway expecting to like it. Let's just say that Ms. Fey and I are pretty far apart, politically. But despite my politics I loved her imitations of Sarah Palin and she seemd like a really authentic person.

    The book is so funny, and yet you really feel like she is a regular person just like you. As a young twentysomething, I was inspired hearing about the many odd jobs she worked after college and how she eventually built her career. I love her approach to life. She has a great attitude about life, about failure, about success. She also speaks very kindly and with a lot of respect about many of those she has worked with, including Mrs. Palin.

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    Sarah Ladysmith, BC, Canada 09-12-12
    Sarah Ladysmith, BC, Canada 09-12-12
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    "HILARIOUS!!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes because the inflection and comedic timing and delivery comes across the way she intended.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed out loud...a lot :)


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    Sarah E. Weil Pittsboro,N.C. 09-11-12
    Sarah E. Weil Pittsboro,N.C. 09-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    The narration by the author is terrific! This book kept me chuckling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's true and offbeat.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    All were great!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't take life too seriously!


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    Megan ARNOLD, MD, United States 09-10-12
    Megan ARNOLD, MD, United States 09-10-12
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    "Very Enjoyable!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I think that having Tina Fey as the narrator made her book so much more fun! She had great asides and hilarious stories that really gave a glimpse into her life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!


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