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)
To all my ladies, all I can say is that this book makes me laugh at myself because I'm laughing at Tina Fey for laughing at herself (and all the silly things she's done in her attempt to be a woman/ feminine/ attractive/ fit into societal standards of being the female gender). It makes me take life less seriously, but be more serious about life (I'm inspired by her dedication to her craft), which is seriously great.
For all the dudes- get some perspective on this funny lady who taps into the psyche of most of the non-supermodel females out there (ok, some super models may share her sentiments as well). And listen because she's a bad ass, and great at what she does- which is make people laugh (while simultaneously causing you to question the foundation of your deepest beliefs). Ok that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but she's got some good "pokes" in there that will leave you pondering.
I liked Tina Fey before listening to her book, but now I like her a lot!! I loved that Tina Fey did the narrating of her book. She's so funny! The book is a great way to get to know Tina better and a facinating look behind the scenes of the TV (SNL, 30 Rock) business.
To a female
Yes with the understanding of what it is about
Nice book, you find your mind wandering from time to time
Performance was fine. Seemed that the audio deviated from the book.
The entire book is very much geared towards people who are American or lived there fore a long time and are into talk shows and the like.
I enjoyed that it was read by the author with several additional remarks specifically relating to the audio version
Yes, it was a good listen
Teacher-Librarian, an a avid audible listener:)
Yes, and I have to everyone! This is a smart, hilarious, down to earth book. I loved every second of it and will be making sure my daughters in college listen to it! This is in my top favorite books, and that is saying a lot because, I am a Librarian and I have quite a collection of favorite books!
Her prayer for her daughter, she nailed every worry that I have for my daughters.
Well, she was not really performing but reading her life, so I guess she is awesome, because the book was so good.
Watch this movie, you will laugh your ass off.....be....
Thank you Tina, you are as inspiring as you are funny.
Not really. This was just an ok book for me. I couldn't really get into it. I want to listen to and read books that I simply cannot be without. You know the ones that you just can't put down? Unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me.
crisp, clean and nice. Her voice was fine to listen to.
For me, not really.
I might listen to Bossypants again, and the only reason I wouldn't is simply because I have so many books I want to listen to for the first time that I'm unlikely to listen to one a second time. But the book was an easy listen, funny and poignant at the same time, and made me laugh out loud. Having Ms. Fey read her own book was great - I felt like I could see her face as she read it.
I think her exploration of the question "should I have more kids" was the most memorable.
My favorite character was Sarah Palin - because how can you NOT like Sarah Palin by Tina Fey?!
I loved how she recalled how supportive and proud her parents were of her career and how she had a very difficult time conjuring up parents in any different sort of role.
The story was very intertaining and informative about being a female performer and writer in television.
The stories about her working at SNL.
When Oprah told her she had to much on her plate.lol
yes. it's very funny.
Interesting to know a bit about Ms. Fey. But I did not find this funny. Not my style of humor.
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