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
"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)
My perception of Tina Fey, before I read this book, was that she would be more sarcastic and that the book would be filled with one liners. Instead, I was treated to a little bit of insight into her personality as well as some of her challenges in life. Good listen!
Yes, it was so funny and inspiring
When she was talking about having another child as an older mom.
you get to know her better
When she was thinking about having more children in her 40's.
This book was so good. I wish I had listened to it when it first came out.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook.
the backstories of 30 Rock
It doesn't always work when the author is also the narrator of the audiobook, but in this case it made it ten times better!
I was laughing out loud in quite a few parts, which was awkward since I'm usually walking by myself or on the subway when listening to the audiobook.
I am listening to it for the second time now, and it's still funny:)
Tina Fey's voice in entertaining. If we could get her to narrate all the books I've been procrastinating to read on my wish list I'd be done with them in 2 days.
YES! I would have listened straight through except I have a rule to only listen in the car to help control my road rage. So, instead I listened on 2 separate occasions in the car and a good 1.5 hours at work.
Tina Fey's observations of the world and how women fit into it is pretty witty and dead on. I want to say Tina Fey is smart because she is but I hope that doesn't deter people from reading. She doesn't discuss math so rest assured this book is both smart and funny. I hope every woman over 25 reads this book. I know you'll enjoy it.
I love audible to listen to my books while commuting in the SF Bay Area. It makes the time go by so fast and keeps me engrossed.
Tina is a great writer and great reader of her story. She adds so much to the story.
I have always liked Tina Fey, but know I REALLY like her. She is SOOOO funny and I love hearing this book about her life from HER as the narrator. I love listening to my books when I am doing boring tasks like driving, grocery shopping, etc, but listening to her book and doing this makes you look like a complete nut. I was busting out laughing walking into my conservative office, in the grocery store- while many people were staring at me wondering if I maybe wasn't on my meds :) I really like her view on so many issues, mostly women accepting women and hearing her voice her insecurities (for such an amazing woman) was too funny! Listen to this book when you are ready for lots of laughs- I played parts for my husband who thought it was hilarious too. I have another friend who did the same thing. Everyone I have asked who has read this loved it!
Part autobiography and part "how to be an effective boss", this is learning made fun. She tackles some sensitive issues with honesty. Made me look at my attitudes, too.
Yes, only if they are already a Tina fan. I don't see it winning over anyone new.
Well written and ties everything up into a neat little bow.
She told her story as only she could tell it. There was much more room for funnier material.
Sort of...I was curious and as a fan, wanted to know her back story. For that reason -- it was.
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.
I did not read the print edition. I prefer audible. I listen while doing housework and driving,
of course, Tina
the entire book
I found myself smiling or laughing at her presentation of situations in her life.
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