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)
The humor in this book is a lot more crude than what you'd get on 30 Rock. Plenty of "F" words and female genitilia and monthly cycle jokes. Pretty gross actually.
Tina is a great performer and that comes through in her reading of the book.
There is also a big emphasis on her feminist outlook on life.
Tina is amazing. I love the way she narrates this book. It's her voice, after all, and she is brilliant. Her intelligence and wit come through. Her humor comes through. It is funny and poignant.
Fey is at once self-efacing and proud.
It was so interesting, riviting and enjoyable, I didn't want to turn it off.
Funny, sarcasm, and witty
Tina Fey's smart and quick humor
Suck it, monkeys, I'm going corporate.
Tina Fey's narration; she injected the perfect amount of self-deprecating humor into the narrative.
The "open letter to my daughter". Replayed several times and shared with sisters & friends.
I don't think anyone could have narrated this audiobook better.
I actually did - it made a long trip seem like a short one
I'm often too lazy to review even books I really like. But I made the effort this time because everyone who appreciates Fey's humor should listen to this.
Filmmaker and artist in Los Angeles.
I love Tina Fey's voice. Not just literally but her writing voice. You can tell her personality is coming through what she is saying and it's so awesome to have someone speak for real and not try to feed you stuff to make them look good.
I haven't really read something quite like Bossypants that I could compare it to.
No, I have not listened to Tina Fey's other works.
The girl behind the famous face.
This is just a fun read to listen to. Its funny, smart and entertaining.
Great Listening fun
That Tina Fey did the narration.
This was great to listen to on my morning hour commute to work. I most likely looked like a crazy person to anyone who saw me laughing hysterically while driving.
Yes! I think you would lose half of the enjoyment of this book by reading it instead of listening to Tina read it to you. Her tone, inflection, and general witty demeanor had me in tears at times from laughing so hard. I would highly recommend listening to this over reading it!
The intelligent humor from a successful woman.
Yes. I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt and tears streamed.
Absolutely. Tina Fey is so funny and intelligent all at once and brings up topics that many of us can relate to (breast-feeding is SO FUNNY and true!)
Can't think of any right now.
All of it. She is smart, witty, and charming. I'm looking forward to watching "30 Rock" now even though I've never watched it before.
I really want to see this scar she refers to so often but doesn't talk directly about. I know she's self-conscious about it but now, my curiosity is piqued.
Terrific book for just funny listening. I can't imagine someone else saying her words so clearly and entertainingly. Great listening!
It was very easy to follow, entertaining and full of laughs.
This was a great audiobook to multitask to. It is just as funny as you would expect and super easy to follow. It rolls along quickly.
Because it is so light, I'm glad I listened to it as opposed to taking the time to sit down and read it. And as long as you check out the photos in the PDF, you won't feel like you are missing any juicy extras that you might get in the print version.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Tina Fey's work. Smart, very funny, honest. A fun, light listen.
I enjoyed all of the stories/characters, but particularly liked hearing about Tina's early years in comedy.
Hearing the story in the author's voice makes the stories even more engaging and entertaining. A strong woman and very funny human being.
An excellent book for listening over several sittings, gym visits, walks... I would often go back and replay previous chapters that were especially funny or interesting.
The first half of the book seemed a little slow, but that may be because this was my first Audible.com listen. By the second half I was totally into it and found it delightful all the way to the end. I will probably go back to this book for another listen.
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