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)
I enjoyed learning about Tina's life and I could relate to her in a lot of ways, especially the career vs. family dilemma that many American women are faced with these days. She puts a light and hilarious spin on these everyday problems.
She made me feel like I was chatting with a gal pal.
This was a fun departure from my usual self-help/metaphysical genre, and I appreciated the laughs. Thanks, Tina!
It was a great book made me laugh out loud.
I love the part where she talks about getting older.
It made me laugh.
I really enjoyed this. Ms. Fey is as funny here as she was on SNL or 30 Rock. Great stories that I would listen to again.
The opening hour alone is worth the price of admission. My fiance and I were crying we were laughing so hard. Once you get into her improv and SNL days, it's a little more hit and miss. It feels very personal and written for her friends more than for a general audience. By the time you get to the very end (parenting, motherhood) it feels very rushed. More snark than substance.
Where it's good though, it's really good.
Yes yes yes yes yes and yes. This book has sold me on the idea of Audiobooks as a whole. There's so much you wouldn't get out of this without having Tina right there telling her story to you. So many of the nuances that make her funny as a comedian and an actor are present in this performance and it's incredible. At several times I thought
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This is a charming look at Tina's life. She keeps it both real and entertaining the whole way though, and overall it was just a great experience.
I loved listening to Tina Fey. I found myself laughing out loud a few times, but also just interested in her story - and I really didn't know that much about her before. I listened this while I cut out material for a quilt. Perfect entertainment. I highly recommend this book.
Knowing it was being read with the emphasis and inflections where Tina Fey actually wanted them - better than reading it myself.
In the printed addition, there are many italicized asides from Tina. These asides feel even more personal as she reads them to you in her
All of her style of humor translates very well to her insights into her life and rise to comedy.
The only downside is that the hilarious pictures with which she peppers the book are in an attached PDF. This is slightly inconvenient for those who enjoy listening to the audiobook in a car, or while doing other tasks.
I would recommend this to anyone that wants a nice light fun experience. Tina Fey is a great humorist and I love her work in general. I drive several 2-3 hour trips per week and listen to lots of news and rather serious books usually. This one is a really nice break.
Probably the roller skating in the house bathroom incident.
I would try anything else by her.
This book was so funny. I listen on my iphone while walking to the ferry in downtown Seattle. I can't tell you how many funny looks I have received because I am laughing so hard and no one knows what I am laughing about.
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