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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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    ShellyM Fraserville, ON, Canada 09-14-12
    ShellyM Fraserville, ON, Canada 09-14-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny, Funny, Funny!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Uplifting True Humour


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Ellen Degeneres - same sort of Humour but with a dash of brashness.


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

    First one


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

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    I would buy more of her books .

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    Amy Washougal, WA, United States 09-12-12
    Amy Washougal, WA, United States 09-12-12
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    "Hilarious!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoyed the funny stories she told.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, Tina herself, was my favorite!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose from.


    Any additional comments?

    Laugh out loud! Tina Fey is so candid and naturally hysterical!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emma Baton Rouge, LA, United States 09-12-12
    Emma Baton Rouge, LA, United States 09-12-12
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    "Inspiring"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Three words: Inspiring, Hilarious, Endearing


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book and am now a huge Tina Fey fan. I downloaded this audiobook only halfway expecting to like it. Let's just say that Ms. Fey and I are pretty far apart, politically. But despite my politics I loved her imitations of Sarah Palin and she seemd like a really authentic person.

    The book is so funny, and yet you really feel like she is a regular person just like you. As a young twentysomething, I was inspired hearing about the many odd jobs she worked after college and how she eventually built her career. I love her approach to life. She has a great attitude about life, about failure, about success. She also speaks very kindly and with a lot of respect about many of those she has worked with, including Mrs. Palin.

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    Sarah Ladysmith, BC, Canada 09-12-12
    Sarah Ladysmith, BC, Canada 09-12-12
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    "HILARIOUS!!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes because the inflection and comedic timing and delivery comes across the way she intended.


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

    Laughed out loud...a lot :)


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    Sarah E. Weil Pittsboro,N.C. 09-11-12
    Sarah E. Weil Pittsboro,N.C. 09-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    The narration by the author is terrific! This book kept me chuckling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's true and offbeat.


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

    All were great!


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

    Don't take life too seriously!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Megan ARNOLD, MD, United States 09-10-12
    Megan ARNOLD, MD, United States 09-10-12
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    "Very Enjoyable!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I think that having Tina Fey as the narrator made her book so much more fun! She had great asides and hilarious stories that really gave a glimpse into her life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!


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    DLaraway ALBANY, NY, United States 09-09-12
    DLaraway ALBANY, NY, United States 09-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "For Tina Fey Fans"
    Any additional comments?

    I like Tina Fey, so I enjoyed the listen. Not an epic tale or lovely story but that is not really the point of a Tina Fey book, is it?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nurilign lakeville, mn, United States 09-08-12
    Nurilign lakeville, mn, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent book and Educationally Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is written from the perspective of inner voice and enriching life experiences. Tina Fey did a remarkable job capturing her readers and audiences from the start of the book till the end while she flourishing it through laughter.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her prayers for her daughter is such a memorable part of the book, not only it was eloquently put together, it was also so real.


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    Marista Gladewater, TX, USA 09-06-12
    Marista Gladewater, TX, USA 09-06-12

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    "Just three stars for the story is a compliment..."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is absolutely hysterical, and not just the funny kind of hysterical, emotionally too. The three stars as a compliment means she took a mediocre story and made it crazy entertaining by her excellent performance. Just ask her, she will explain it to you...


    If you’ve listened to books by Tina Fey before, how does this one compare?

    N/a this is my very first audio book experience.


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

    The one that Tina did, haha! She did them all!


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

    When she talks about her dad, I was moved to envy her and her awesome father, because my dad is/was so embarrassing.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Tina is my long lost aunt or cousin. And I miss her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheree Thornton, CO, United States 09-06-12
    Cheree Thornton, CO, United States 09-06-12
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    "A truely funny book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend because Tina Fey is hilarious, and easy to like.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Tina, she is funny.


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

    Tina brings her personality to her own words in this book, and I loved it.


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

    I remember laughing out loud when Tina described her chest.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a good book, audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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