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!
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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)
Can't say I'm a huge fan of Tina Fey before this book, but I have to say after listening to this book I can see why she survived in such a male dominant world of comedy, especially a comedy writer. The story is more of a biography, with some very witty and undoubtedly funny words from Ms. Fey. I find myself laughing out loud at times, which is hard to do listening to an audio book. The storyline is not particularly interesting, but the performance of Tina Fey definitely helped tremendously with the quality of this book. If you are looking for a lighthearted easy listen, you can't go wrong with this book. It's good to take a break from all the thrillers I listen to most of the time.
It's a fun book, and it has some funny moments read by Tina Fey, but it's trying to be a comedy book and a memoir at the same time, and at times it didn't work for me. Also, as a male listener/reader, this book was clearly written for a female audience in mind, so it wasn't always a book for everyone, which is a bummer, because I think Tina Fey is really funny as both a writer and performer.
life changes so fast, turns on a dime, flies like sand kicks your face and runs, standing still is still like a Chameleon on a strobe light at burning man. Ahhh..... Hear this lizard! Audio Books! ...and inside a little voice shines,"read me a story?!"
To hear Tina Fey tell these stories with her specific tones of sarcasm, pointedness, and unique charm is a rare treat indeed. This is one of the best instances of a writer reading, and really performing her own work, that i have heard. . It seems to play like a good comedy record, and not just an autobiographical share.
Really the only thing that bothered me throughout the book was the actual sound of the recording. It sounded terrible! At least to me, and I not only listen to books, and spoken word recordings frequently, but I also work in a recording studio with sound every day.
I was surprised at the quality. Bad mic choices? Bad transfer? It may have been on my end, but I did check it.....and, yeah..it just didn't sound very good.
By no means did that spoil it for me, and I have recommended the book, and especially the recording of her reading it. It is great fun, and full of little springs and spur of wisdom!
Love her stories of SNL, and her relationship with Lorne Michaels , holarious and indearing.
Tina does her best to protect her husband's privacy and even changes his name ..... Several times, as she apologizes to him and uses his real name..... I think.
I am a fiber artist and teacher. I love moderate action, plot twists, diverse characters and much romance.
It's Tina Fey telling you about her own life. She has had to work extra hard to make it so successfully in a (previously?) male dominated industry ( comedy is an industry?), but she recounts it with humor and (mostly) fairness.
I have liked her for years, now I truly admire her.
Just buy it and listen already.
Tina 's reading of her own book makes it an enjoyable ride. It is a ride though and not much of a journey. The book ends up being rather thin regardless of its great start. Each sentence has a comedic aside that makes for fun listening but would be impossible as a stand-up routine. While I did not expect the story to be wider than her personal experiences the end suddenly arrives and you realize that Tina's claim to fame (according to her) and the book's highest moment is her 6 weeks of impersonating Sarah Palin. Then she justifies her being a working mom and then it ends on a weak note. I was not disappointed I listened to it but it was like a show that has great promise with a dense beginning but it eventually becomes less dense and eventually falls apart.
I listen to it over and over again!
The journey of her career, from Second City to SNL to 30 Rock.
Her humbleness and the support/praise she gives to her peers.
A great "listen"!
The frank hilarious stories.
Again, the frank hilarious stories.
No, first time.
Umm... add the fortune cookie phrase... "in Bed"?
I thought this was a great book. Usually I am a fiction fan, but occasionally listen to a bio. Very funny. Some good life lessons. I am not going to go so far as to say it was life changing and inspirational. But it made me happy. Everyday I listened to it.
I loved this audiobook. It was really interesting to hear how Tina Fey came to be ... Tina today. A true feminist and a woman who likes and knows how to empower women.
Tina Fey's autobiography ranks as the funniest of the audiobooks that I've listened to so far. But what's so great about it is that she loses none of her humor with her self-reflection while not losing any of her self-reflection with her humor. It's al there.
I loved her analysis of Alec Baldwin and of her own father and how these strong men shape the world they live in simply by their presence in it.
She is so easy and enjoyable to listen to. I'd sit in the car and continue listening after I'd arrived at my destination.
I loved her lists of the things that she'd learned from this or that person or situation. Her analysis of how SNL works is actually solid leadership material.
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