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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    Zonly1 Austell, GA USA 02-03-13
    Zonly1 Austell, GA USA 02-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Funny...yes"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, only if they are already a Tina fan. I don't see it winning over anyone new.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Well written and ties everything up into a neat little bow.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She told her story as only she could tell it. There was much more room for funnier material.


    Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

    Sort of...I was curious and as a fan, wanted to know her back story. For that reason -- it was.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Joann Wappingers Falls, NY, United States 01-31-13
    Joann Wappingers Falls, NY, United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Good moments of laughter with good life lessons."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print edition. I prefer audible. I listen while doing housework and driving,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    of course, Tina


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the entire book


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

    I found myself smiling or laughing at her presentation of situations in her life.


    Any additional comments?

    Good listen.

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    Jennifer CARROLLTON, GA, United States 01-30-13
    Jennifer CARROLLTON, GA, United States 01-30-13
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    "HILARIOUS!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    The fact that it was narrated by Tina Fey made it even funnier!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    The "punch" her jokes had because she was able to say them herself!


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

    Laughed out loud...OFTEN!!!


    Any additional comments?

    At times, her voice seemed to fade out to barely audible, and I couldn't decide whether or not that was intentional.

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    Rena Los Angeles, CA, United States 01-30-13
    Rena Los Angeles, CA, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "AWESOME PANTS"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    funny insightful interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina talking about working at the Y. It's always nice to hear about the humble beginnings of successful people I admire.


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

    Tina


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved her talking about her thought process during the 2008 election and her portrayal of Sarah Palin on SNL.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish she would have talked more about her movie career.

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    Montesano Lady 01-30-13
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    "Laughed All The Way Through"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Already have.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina's humor and ability to describe an event in a way that I felt like I had been there.


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

    Not as an audio book. Have long been a fan of hers on SNL and 30 Rock.


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

    I wanted to but it took longer than that.


    Any additional comments?

    I will keep this book in my Cloud account and listen again for sure.

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    Margaret O. Kanter Tampa, FL, USA 01-30-13
    Margaret O. Kanter Tampa, FL, USA 01-30-13

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    "Fun and interesting"

    Entertaining listening. Found myself making time to listen. Tina Fay tells of her life and makes it amusing.

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    Amazon Customer Oak Park, CA USA 01-29-13
    Amazon Customer Oak Park, CA USA 01-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Enjoyable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    The inflections help convey the nuances that are sometimes missed in writing.


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    Kristina Seattle, WA, United States 01-28-13
    Kristina Seattle, WA, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Insightfull, feminist, funny


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honesty that Tina told her story


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

    TINA


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she talked about her father


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    R. Belanger 01-28-13
    R. Belanger 01-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Never Really a Frump at All!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    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!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The hike with the un-boyfriend. Oh, have we all done that!


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

    30 Rock's Bossy Mom


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Shauna Robinson Thousand Oaks, CA 01-26-13
    Shauna Robinson Thousand Oaks, CA 01-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Needs Less Humor, More Heart"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No.


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Tina shopping at the mall on a "nondate" with a guy who tells her that she could be pretty if she lost some weight.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Tina Fey’s life?

    I wish that Tina would have revealed more real emotions about her journey. She skipped so many pivotal moments or breezed right by quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    Be a bossypants.

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