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.
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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)
It was very easy to follow, entertaining and full of laughs.
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.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Tina Fey's work. Smart, very funny, honest. A fun, light listen.
I enjoyed all of the stories/characters, but particularly liked hearing about Tina's early years in comedy.
Hearing the story in the author's voice makes the stories even more engaging and entertaining. A strong woman and very funny human being.
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.
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.
Yes, I am currently listening to it again and sharing it with my friends.
When she speaks about her life lessons during the early years of her life.
Entertaining from start to end.
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.
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.
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.
It was very entertaining, the whole book is sprinkled with Tina Fey's humor gems. You can't go wrong with her.
That you get to know Tina a little more (I think).
just her sitcom, and SNL
Tina Fey reading Tina Fey
Can't think of any.
It's her. She has a very funny delivery and exemplifies that candor is great fodder for humor.
It was totally enjoyable and especially enjoyable as an audio book, but it's not a 5-star book to read.
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!
She has such great way of telling her life story and laughing at herself.
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.
I laughed until I cried several times. One time I was laughing so hard I was having trouble catching my breath.
A pretty good listen
When Tina Fey says, “By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.”
I don't think this would make a good film
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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