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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

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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    Norman DENVER, CO, United States 08-07-11
    Norman DENVER, CO, United States 08-07-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Bossypants/Tina"


    Tina is today's Lucy, A gift form where ever genus
    comes from. Thank you for all the laughs. 30 Rock
    Does rock

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    Janet Pittsfield, IL, United States 08-07-11
    Janet Pittsfield, IL, United States 08-07-11
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    "Tina Fey is hilarious!"

    I read this book and loved it so much that I downloaded the audio edition and it was awesome! If you are a Tina Fey fan the audio edition will not disappoint!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alison Dallas, TX, United States 08-05-11
    alison Dallas, TX, United States 08-05-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Not as funny as I expected"

    I love Tina Fey's work on SNL. I really expected to love this book. Many of the reviewers talked about laughing out loud. That rarely happened to me while reading this. The book is sometimes funny and I enjoyed some of the background stories. But I found the author somewhat self-absorbed. I don't know what I was expecting, but I came away from this book liking Tina Fey a little bit less.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Winter Park, FL, United States 08-05-11
    Linda Winter Park, FL, United States 08-05-11
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    "Disappointing"

    I thought there were very few funny moments. I like Tina Fey, but not a fan of her narration. After reading all of the high praise for this book, I was disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Quine 08-04-11
    Quine 08-04-11
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    "Witty and Honest"

    First: if you love 30 rock, you will love this book.

    If you don't, you will probably like it anyways. Both the book itself and Tina's fantastic narration bring out her subtle humor exceptionally well.

    I was surprised at how brutally honest many of her stories are, and some even offer interesting lessons to consider in one's own life. I think it was very brave for her to tell so many harrowing stories from her life, but I'm thankful she did so because it certainly made for a wonderful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jane ChattaNooga, TN, United States 08-04-11
    Jane ChattaNooga, TN, United States 08-04-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Tina Fey may be the Funniest Person EVER!"

    This book is wonderful on every level - humor - wildly funny without really ever being unfairly mean. Insight - spot on. And Fey understands the limits of her insights' relevance - and does not attempt or pretend to have any universal insight- AMEN! The book is very sweet and sometimes poignant without being preachy, maudlin or disingenuous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry LYNNWOOD, WA, United States 08-04-11
    Kerry LYNNWOOD, WA, United States 08-04-11 Member Since 2011

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    "It's 30 Rock, but real."

    I love 30 Rock. I love Tina's sense of humor. This book did not disappoint.... At times, her life mirrors 30 Rock and her sense of humor reflects the show, but overall, it was enjoyable.

    Tina also has some interesting points on life, how to relate to people and how to manage effectively. I would recommend this audiobook to my friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    N. Possas Phoenx, AZ 08-03-11
    N. Possas Phoenx, AZ 08-03-11 Member Since 2004

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    "Self absorbed waste of time"

    I really wanted to love this book; I like Tina Fey (and still do) but this was a lot of nothing about nothing. Ms. Fey is an adequate narrator so I had no issues there, but her life is rather unremarkable and I found myself wondering why she decided to write about it. Well, I got about halfway through, abandoned the effort and went on to something better. Not awful just not really good either.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Lafayette, CA, United States 08-03-11
    Scott Lafayette, CA, United States 08-03-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Boring, not very funny for women only"

    I bought this book thinking it would be good for my wife and I to enjoy on our summer vacation road trip. I found very little of this book inspiring or funny. I think from a womens perspective that it might have been funnier therefore Im giving it two stars instead of just one.

    I don't recommend this book for men to listen . The book is all about what it takes for you to be a women to overcome sexism in the workplace. I don't see myself as a sexist and believe I view women as equals in a professional workplace but I found her feminist values and instructions obnoxious and arrogant.

    If your like me and looking for a good book to listen to with your Significant others try something different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garrett United States 08-02-11
    Garrett United States 08-02-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Hilarious -- And Good for Men too."

    This was a very funny book, and as a 30 Rock fan it was tons of fun to hear about how she came to be in the TV business and some of what went on behind the scenes as 30 Rock came into existence. So long as you're a Tina Fey fan, you'll enjoy this regardless what gender you are. I didn't feel like it was geared towards women hardly at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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