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Bossypants Audiobook
Bossypants
Written by: 
Tina Fey
Narrated by: 
Tina Fey
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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    Megan United States 11-27-12
    Megan United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny and light"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    It was very easy to follow, entertaining and full of laughs.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great audiobook to multitask to. It is just as funny as you would expect and super easy to follow. It rolls along quickly.

    Because it is so light, I'm glad I listened to it as opposed to taking the time to sit down and read it. And as long as you check out the photos in the PDF, you won't feel like you are missing any juicy extras that you might get in the print version.

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    Andrea Kwapien northampton, ma United States 11-22-12
    Andrea Kwapien northampton, ma United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hilarious & honest. My 1st Audible purchase."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Tina Fey's work. Smart, very funny, honest. A fun, light listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all of the stories/characters, but particularly liked hearing about Tina's early years in comedy.


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

    Hearing the story in the author's voice makes the stories even more engaging and entertaining. A strong woman and very funny human being.


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

    An excellent book for listening over several sittings, gym visits, walks... I would often go back and replay previous chapters that were especially funny or interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    The first half of the book seemed a little slow, but that may be because this was my first Audible.com listen. By the second half I was totally into it and found it delightful all the way to the end. I will probably go back to this book for another listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Guadalupe EL CENTRO, CA, United States 11-20-12
    Guadalupe EL CENTRO, CA, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Must read! Great for young women."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, I am currently listening to it again and sharing it with my friends.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina!!


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

    Her parents.


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

    When she speaks about her life lessons during the early years of her life.


    Any additional comments?

    Entertaining from start to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 11-20-12
    Amanda 11-20-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Great story, Bad Editing"

    The book is good. I found myself laughing alot, however the editing is very, very dissapointing. Some lines repeat, some fade off in an akward way - making me think my phone is about to ring. The flow of the audio level is bad, some times loud sometimes quiet and sometimes normal and others like it is comming through a tube. The editing on this audio book is anoying, but Tina, as always is very funny....for a girl LOL.

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    Julia Miller 11-20-12
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! I already have! Tina Fey was brilliant as she humorously mixed her biography with lessons learned and important questions about being society's perceptions of powerful women. I absolutely loved it and would listen again.


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

    As a Tina Fey fan, I'm sure I would have picked up on her tones throughout, but it was delightful to hear her tell her own story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CESAR DUMFRIES, VA, United States 11-14-12
    CESAR DUMFRIES, VA, United States 11-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Listen! Funny, Smart, Well Written"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    It was very entertaining, the whole book is sprinkled with Tina Fey's humor gems. You can't go wrong with her.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That you get to know Tina a little more (I think).


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

    just her sitcom, and SNL


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

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lkmemphis memphis, tn 11-13-12
    lkmemphis memphis, tn 11-13-12

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    "A totally enjoyable listen"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey reading Tina Fey


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Can't think of any.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It's her. She has a very funny delivery and exemplifies that candor is great fodder for humor.


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

    30 Rock


    Any additional comments?

    It was totally enjoyable and especially enjoyable as an audio book, but it's not a 5-star book to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda J. Brown Brandon, SD 11-12-12
    Rhonda J. Brown Brandon, SD 11-12-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. She is smart, funny and has a ingenious way of looking at situations. Both myself and my husband loved it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    She has such great way of telling her life story and laughing at herself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where her greek mom was taking care of two small greek children and the boy was so overly emotional about being away from his parents and his baby sister wouldn't quit crying. The boy was saying in greek- Maria, maria what will become of us! This made her mom laugh so hard she was crying.


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

    I laughed until I cried several times. One time I was laughing so hard I was having trouble catching my breath.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it.

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    Laura Delton, MI, United States 11-12-12
    Laura Delton, MI, United States 11-12-12
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    "Entertaining, easy listen"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A pretty good listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When Tina Fey says, “By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.”


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

    No


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

    I don't think this would make a good film


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    Jocelyne HUDSON, MA, United States 11-12-12
    Jocelyne HUDSON, MA, United States 11-12-12
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    "Laugh and Learn"

    Tina chooses to touch lightly on all they years of her life, but shines a light on the inner workings of comedy. Clearly she chose her stories to entertain us, but doesn't go in to the detail of a thorough autobiography. And, entertain us, she does. As a community theatre actress and comedienne, I found that her stories reflected the realities of performance. Both worlds still have a male bias, and it is persistence and placement (and usually appearance) that allow women to be successful.

    I laughed so, so much - and recommended this to my daughter, and my friends in theatre!

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