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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

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 these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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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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    Colleen CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-21-11
    Colleen CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-21-11
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    "Witty, sharp and funny..."

    A delight to listen to. Tina Fey is spunky, sweet, irreverant and hilarious in this book. Her true character shines through and it goes so fast, you'll wish there was more!

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    Sean Bentonville, AR, United States 08-20-11
    Sean Bentonville, AR, United States 08-20-11
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    "Seriously funny, seriously insightful"

    There are too many great things about this book to list here. I read the book in a day, and I really enjoyed it. However, I needed a fun, light audio book for a road trip and this seemed like it would be a good fit.

    Listening to Bossypants on audible was an even better experience than reading the book. Tina Fey has a perfect voice for the job. She is both soothing and hilarious in all the right ways. Not only is this book funny--obviously she is where she is at because of her gift for awkward humor as well as intelligent, yet goofy wording of events--this book is really insightful as to how people get along, work well together, and also how ridiculous our society can be.

    Read the book. Listen to the book. Love this book.

    PS: plus, you will get some really cool audio surprises.

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    Brian Chapin, SC, United States 08-19-11
    Brian Chapin, SC, United States 08-19-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing"

    I've enjoyed what I've seen of her work on TV so I was hoping for some good laughs out of this book but it fell disappointingly short of the mark. Also, the use of a PDF which required you to LOOK at something to be able to enjoy LISTENING to an audiobook seemed ridiculous. It's an AUDITORY medium after all. I wish I'd saved this credit for something better.

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    Bryan longwood, fl, United States 08-16-11
    Bryan longwood, fl, United States 08-16-11

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    "Best Audiobook ever"

    This is a very candid, funny, and introspective look at Tina Fey's life and although it jumps all over the place it flows brilliantly. I feel guilty that I got it as part of a subscription where it is clearly worth no less than $30. I thank the author, and hope that she can do this again. It's amazing, and I was honestly sad this morning that I didn't get to commute to work while laughing. The only tiny critique is that it sounds like it is recorded in an apartment; her flow and style is what makes it the best, but there is a bit of an echo.

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    Noelle Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-16-11
    Noelle Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-16-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Great writing and great delivery!!"

    With personalities that you know and love, there is something to be important to be said for self narration. Tina Fey is an incredible writer, who creates such clever ideas that to hear them expressed by her really takes you to the height of enjoyment. I loved this book. I even bought it for my mom. The dedication at the beginning, "I made this for you out of macaroni" was enough to hook me and I was enjoying and laughing till the end. It was also a lot more revealing, in a Tina Fey sort of way, than I expected; hearing about her scar, her weight, her husband and being a mother. I recommend this to anyone with a good sense of humor and respect for comedic biographies.

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    Sarah HOMEWOOD, IL, United States 08-15-11
    Sarah HOMEWOOD, IL, United States 08-15-11
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    "The Troll Strikes Back"

    This audio book was wonderful I listened to it on a car trip and it made the hours pass nicely. I can't imagine reading the book knowing that I could listen to Tina narrate the whole thing - totally better this way!

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    Ed REDWOOD CITY, CA, United States 08-15-11
    Ed REDWOOD CITY, CA, United States 08-15-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Good read -- more SNL Tales"

    Enjoyable listen especially narrated by Tina Fey -- I only wish there had been more stories of the cast and crew of SNL or 30 Rock, a bit of inside scope of working with some of the funniest people of the last 20 years. Very good, otherwise.

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    Jennifer 08-13-11
    Jennifer 08-13-11
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    "It really wasn't that great a book"

    I bought this audio book because the reviews were so positive. The book was okay but not as great as the reviews would imply. I wish I saved myself a credit and skipped this one.

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    Michele Round Rock, TX, United States 08-12-11
    Michele Round Rock, TX, United States 08-12-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Loved It!"

    I've always liked Tina Fey, and now I know why. She's very funny and an excellent reader. Listening to this book made me want to watch 30 Rock (which I had never gotten into the past), so I spent several enjoyable weekends watching episode after episode of the show. My only complaint about the book was that it's too short! I could have listened to her stories for several more hours without getting bored.

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    Jon Maple, ON, Canada 08-11-11
    Jon Maple, ON, Canada 08-11-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Well written and engaging."

    This is Tina Fey at her best. Hearing stories of her childhood is a riot! The way she delivers her lines is comedy in it's truest form, sneaking in little jokes that, if you aren't paying full attention, you may miss. Bossypants is a great collection of stories and experiences that truly gives you a great appreciation for her hard work and talent, while also letting you in to "Tinatopia" (the word I invented to describe the seemingly gigantic world of her talent and comedic talent).

    Well written and comes with a .PDF of pictures to reference along the way!

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