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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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    Robert J. Bedard MI USA 12-11-12
    Robert J. Bedard MI USA 12-11-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read! I really enjoyed it."

    I don't usually like biography but I really enjoyed this one. Tina's story is a good one and she is a great narrator as well.

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    Gil Northern CA 12-11-12
    Gil Northern CA 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    It's upbeat and funny. I now have insights into the field of entertainment that never occured to me before.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I can't think of a comparison.


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

    She brings the book alive.


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

    no


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    B. Ram St. James, NY United States 12-11-12
    B. Ram St. James, NY United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable, fun and well done!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I liked the audiobook, but I don't think I would listen to it again. It was good and I enjoyed Tina Fey as narrator, I rarely listen to this type of book twice.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I really enjoyed Rob Lowe's autobiography - Stories I Only Tell My Friends. I highly encourage you to get this one, I liked it even better than Bossy Pants.


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

    Tina brought her humor and emotion as it is her story it is great listening to her narrate.


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

    Lots of great and funny moments.


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    Eve Atlanta, GA, United States 12-06-12
    Eve Atlanta, GA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "hilarious and awesome."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    all of it. the content, Tina Fey's voice. It was muy fabuloso.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    one I might write.


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

    Her unique voice which animates the stories so effectively.


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

    no. they were all good.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to re-read/listen!

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    Luana rio de janeiro, Brazil 12-05-12
    Luana rio de janeiro, Brazil 12-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "She's so funny, I absolutely loved it."
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's the best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    That would be when Tina talked about breast feeding.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I loved that she was really natural.


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

    Not really, but I can tell you though that when she talked about her scar, in the beginning and later answering some stupid question, I felt how she accepted it, one of her defects, and that made me relate to her.


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    Patty 12-05-12
    Patty 12-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Funny and Entertaining as Tina always is"

    I picked this book up because I've recently been watching a lot of 30 Rock and I find Tina Fey very funny and entertaining. The book was not a disappointment. In fact it brought me the joking, but still insightful words of wisdom that I was hoping to find in it. Having it read to me by Tina herself only added to the effect of her words because I got to hear them delivered as she intended them to be rather than how I would read them on my own. I would have listened to it straight through, but I had to do silly little things like work. You should buy this and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and will again shortly.

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    Savanna ARVADA, COLORADO, United States 12-05-12
    Savanna ARVADA, COLORADO, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Have to read


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? because both women wrote hilarious books, without worrying about whether it would make them sound stupid, smart or hot. They are both genuinely funny women who share that without trying too hard.


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

    She never lets you down. She is just plain funny.. always


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

    You're gunna pee your Bossypants.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this book!

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    Daniel Bolton, MA, United States 12-05-12
    Daniel Bolton, MA, United States 12-05-12
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    "Enjoyable listen"
    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy Tina Fey's performances on 30 Rock or SNL, you will enjoy her audiobook.

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    Smithvigsen Salt Lake City 12-05-12
    Smithvigsen Salt Lake City 12-05-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Funny, demonstrative of what hard work can get you"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, certain chapters, avoiding the sections where she overly uses the word C--T...like, at all.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tin Fey is my favorite character. She's only a year or so older than I am, so I can relate to much of her growing up experiences. Paralleling her years, I look what she's accomplished, and when, and I think -- "she didn't mess around half as much as I did, and look where it got her." I really admire her drive.


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

    I don't really know how to distinguish this question from the last, but I also liked how she talked about her dad. Our dads appear to be similar, but hers seems a bit more hip.


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

    I never cried, but I laughed A LOT.


    Any additional comments?

    There's more to Tina Fey than her hilarious, self-deprecating style. She has drive, she cares about people, she makes no excuses -- she has to know that she's awesome.

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    Susan 12-05-12
    Susan 12-05-12
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    "Made me love Tina even more"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina's delivery ... it gave a whole other level of funny to the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina's interpretation of the "becoming a woman" pamphlet. Climbing Rag Mountain. Her first job. Learning that if I'm ever on a cruise ship I should make really good friends with the Entertainment Crew...so they don't shoot me on a lifeboat later.


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

    Her comedic timing and inflection.


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

    I loved how she talked about her Dad. I want to meet Don Fey! Also, there is a part that talks about how learning to be a good improv partner can be applied to being a good partner in love, friendship etc. For example - always be open to the possibility they are creating, don't leave them hanging, contribute. I've thought about that a chapter a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was funny, real, honest. I've listened to it twice already and it will be one that I will come back to again and again.

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