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)
what was the point of this story? I did not care for this book and would not recommend
The story. what makes her story so unique? Guess I am not a Tina Fey fan
Listening to Tina Fey reading her own words had me laughing out loud while I walked listening to my Ipod. I must have looked like a lunatic!
loved Tina Fey reading her own story... she is funny and yet genuine. You know she is telling the truth.
Her short and quick
She is SO quick with her potty mouth that you wished you had that kind of talent!
It's a breath of fresh air
When her boss called her to come back in after she threw a conniption. He didn't correct her; he just left her a message of what's being served for dinner.
How she points out the criticism of men in and out of her business.
I've never watched 30 Rock, I'll start recording it now.
funny, entertaining, enjoyable
Tina Fey doing SNL and 30 Rock impressions
Nope, first one
I wouldn't usually read this kind of book, never would have considered buying the hard copy, but I was looking for something light and entertaining to listen to and this audiobook exceeded all my expectations by far!!
There is so much added value in hearing Tina herself narrate this book, being the comic genius that she is, she really brings it to life - with sarcastic tones, impressions, intonations and more. It's a pure joy to listen to and I am already mourning the fact that I have only 28 minutes left...
Tina Fey is a funny girl! I loved her on Sat. Night Live and she is a comedic genius as far as I'm concerned. Enjoyable listen and I laughed out loud many times. Well worth the listen!
I like Tina Fey, and I like her movies. She's a funny lady. Her performance on the audiobook was enjoyable and humorous. I enjoyed her stories about growing up and about her family. I have never seen an episode of 30 Rock (though I do plan to get around to it someday), and I am not a big Saturday Night Live. A lot of the stuff she was talking about went over my head. This book would probably be most appreciated by hard core fans who follow all her work.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Tina Fey tell her very personal, humorous and a sometimes raw account of her coming of age as a truly amazing comedic talent and down to earth working mother. The story is so real and frank I don't think anyone but the author herself could or should have voiced the audible book.
I laughed out loud st her
Sarah Palen emerging as a SNL star and Tina Feybooming into her own in front of the camera after years of being a behind-the-scenes writer.
Yes, I could have but I enjoyed it over several days.
It filled the time pleasantly while doing housework, but was not riveting.
Tina Fey narrated this book herself, and did an excellent job.
She has a pleasant voice, and understands the use of inflection and timing very well.
This is an autobiography. Tina Fey's life has not been filled with enough drama to capture the listener's passion. It may be that on concentrating on making the book funny, she has downplayed any struggles she has suffered. Even the incident that resulted in the scar on her face is barely mentioned, although clearly it must have been very traumatic at the time.
I confess, I have not read the print version. But, with Tina Fey as the reader, one can assume that the audio version offers more entertainment & enjoyment.
Tina as a 10 year old and how her mother's interaction (or lack there of) preceding the inevitable beginning to puberty.
She brings fabulous inflection & comedic timing. I enjoy having the reader & author being the same, especially when the author is a performer.
Definately! I did just that; all in one session.
Wonderful with moments of hilarity, empathy, & chuckles the whole book through. Don't forget the PDFs; they are a delightful icing on the cake!
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