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)
Interesting to know a bit about Ms. Fey. But I did not find this funny. Not my style of humor.
Tina' s performance is impeccable. Her comedic timing is opt-in, which must be difficult to master when transitioning from visual to written medium. I had a hard time turning the story off - I just wanted to keep listening. I hope she writes and narrates another book soon!
I loved the honesty, the humility and the downright sarcastic tone of the book.
The tone, and the way she laughs at herself.
I laughed all the way through.
This is more of a "woman to woman" book than I was expecting. I'm a guy so couldn't relate to some of the humor.
I listened to this a few weeks ago and already can't recall anything specific about it. It rambled all over the place. I did like it when she was talking about what happened at 30 Rock.
30 Rock is still one of my all time favorite shows, but this book was too disjointed.
This is the best book that I've listened to in a very long time! I'm sure that the book is great but Tina Fey adds so much more to the audio version! Her performance is astounding.
tina fey is hilarious and listening to her read her own book made it that much more enjoyable.
I always enjoy listening to a book that is narrated by the author because I feel like there are fewer layers between what the author wants to be communicated and how I interpret the book. Tina Fey did a good job but it is not comparable to professional narrators - but I wouldn't expect that she should be.
I've heard rave reviews about this book so I had to read it. I'm glad that I did and it was worth the time but I wouldn't rate it as highly as I heard others talk about it. Overall, I do think it is a worthwhile, honest, and funny book.
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This is my first audiobook.
The book maneuvers through personal history, with anecdotes and familiar names (Alec Baldwin), and I knew to expect that. (“It’s kind of like a book version of SNL — lots of funny shorts. It’s what I think of when I think of Tina Fey.” Krista, Pajiba, Cannonball Read III.) But my favorite interludes, which were equal parts surprising and obvious, were her takes on women in comedy. Her struggles and frustrations are certainly not exclusive to her industry, but her sense of humor and her intelligent writing eloquently points out a prevailing mentality that we baby-makers are faced with every day – “No one wants to watch a sketch with two women.” I won’t water down her brilliance with a recap of my own, but I really do hope that the men reading (or listening to) Bossypants learn something about the female voice, and how we are constantly muffled by ignorance and misogyny.
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when it comes to finding a good book to loose myself in, i'm looking for something that makes me think & if i am lucky also makes me laugh
I already have. I made the audiobook a gift to more then one friend. Tina is hilarious and her narration makes the audiobook twice as entertaining.
It is a delightful mixture of humour and heart. It makes me want to be Tina's BFF.
Tina is amazing! End of story!
Lots of laughing. More then once I caught myself laughing out loud on the subway
It's one of the few books I can listen to over and over and still keeping laughing.
The 30 Rock series is a little boring, but Tina Fey is very funny and reads well.
No. One was good.
Her personal humor and witty repartee.
I listed to Bossypants on a road trip. It was a great book for a drive!
A good pick if you're looking for something humorous and light, especially if you are a SNL or 30 Rock fan.
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