We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
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....
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Audible Editor Reviews

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (30163 )
5 star
 (18158)
4 star
 (8145)
3 star
 (2774)
2 star
 (670)
1 star
 (416)
Overall
4.3 (24174 )
5 star
 (13207)
4 star
 (7038)
3 star
 (2877)
2 star
 (673)
1 star
 (379)
Story
4.6 (24261 )
5 star
 (18319)
4 star
 (4141)
3 star
 (1240)
2 star
 (329)
1 star
 (232)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Heatherrr West Chester 07-24-12
    Heatherrr West Chester 07-24-12 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worth it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Even if you weren't a big fan of SNL in recent years, it's still funny and engaging.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jane Pasco, WA, United States 07-24-12
    Jane Pasco, WA, United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Some Kind of Joke"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A man who enjoys listening to the ramblings of his wife. Do they exist?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I tried for a long time to find some substance. It fails me.


    Any additional comments?

    I regret buying this. It was a best-seller, but apparently, I am on a different plane. This one is on my delete list.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr Ag 07-23-12
    Dr Ag 07-23-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not what I expected, based on reviews"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, even sample of audible inadequately reflects book


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    A bit too foul - language/graphic characterization


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Author genuinely delivered this short book w/ graphic detail!!


    Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

    Yes, I learned that I should skip future 'audible' works by author!


    Any additional comments?

    Not enjoyable for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christy A. Gunnels 07-23-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    114
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "LOL"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I laughed out loud at these stories (gems of wisdom). I did laugh a lot more than my husband. Perhaps it is a gender specific book. Fey is so self aware that one can't help but like her. Her reading is good, not excellent, though as she occasionally has almost whispered asides that are difficult to discern. And, Tina, if you read this, I had never noticed you had a scar. And, yes, we do have a HD tv.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jason Leawood, KS, United States 07-23-12
    Jason Leawood, KS, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    318
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I'm so funny, can you believe it?"

    Overall I like this story and as a memoir goes, it's light and easy to listen to. Tina's story is interesting and her reading style is fun and airy. The style is very much like the one she gives with her on screen characters, as in, "can you believe how much fun we're allowed to have?" I like it though after awhile, yeah, I can believe it, next joke please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    E. Smelser Pullman, WA 07-22-12
    E. Smelser Pullman, WA 07-22-12 Member Since 2010

    All about the game

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    95
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tina Fey - The Right Story for the Right Person"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So far I would put this book above the average audiobook I have listened to so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book is well read by Tina Fey, I liked the context of and the clear progression of the audiobook. It was well laid out, and for a fan of Tina Fey it will be well liked.


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

    This is right on track with other Tina Fey's performances. I felt like I had met the real Tina Fey when I was done with the book, like we had gone out for coffee. She covered topics such as friends, family and parenting. All things I would probably talk about when I was out having coffee with a friend.


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

    How to succeed as a woman without compromise.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is really geared toward the young lady who wants to learn about how you can succeed without compromise. It has a lot of sarcasm that can be enjoyed by everyone. I walked away glad I had listened and with a smile.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ian DENVER, CO, United States 07-22-12
    Ian DENVER, CO, United States 07-22-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not that funny"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is filled with a bunch of one liners that play off of gender and racial stereotypes. Sometimes it's funny, but it wasn't enough to make my list.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pamela Fairbanks, AK, USA 07-22-12
    Pamela Fairbanks, AK, USA 07-22-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    26
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    88
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A fun listen"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    fun, fast, easy


    What did you like best about this story?

    To my daughter


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

    Sarah Palin


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

    Oh, it made me laugh throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    It was great to hear Tina narrate it herself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly Madison, WI, United States 07-19-12
    Kelly Madison, WI, United States 07-19-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved hearing Tina read her own story"
    Any additional comments?

    I am convinced that listening to Tina read this book would be better than reading it. Her impressions and inflections make it so much better. Fantastic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan Millsboro, DE, United States 07-17-12
    Susan Millsboro, DE, United States 07-17-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but mainly if the friend is a fan of Tina Fey or enjoys watching her performances. I loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved hearing the actual Saturday Night Live skits of Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin and how that came about.


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

    I'm sure the book would have been as entertaining to read, but there is nothing like hearing Tina reading it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.