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)
75 yr old MWF. I like historical novels with more history than story. Audiobooks shouldn't have too many characters.
This book is hilarious, and Fey's narration is just what you'd expect from the accomplished actress, comedienne, and aper. I was so glad she included her send-up of Sara Palin!
I would definitely listen to this audiobook again, it is just so funny, makes traffic jams easier to bear.
Tina Fey goes from personal stories to actual leadership tips and social commentaries with a great comedic ease.
I laughed so much, I think it's not only the content of the book but actually listening to Tina Fey telling the stories.
my favorite book this year! i've listened to it several times and find more bits of humor and one liners each time. fey's voice is pleasant to listen to and her stories from her lifetime are all interesting and funny.
Although geared slightly more towards the female audience, both my husband and I enjoyed this book on our road trip!
The stories were good, and having Tina Fey read them herself made them so personal. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars for me was because of the constant strains of feminism throughout. I understand that the basis of the book is her being the boss, and as a woman, it's not very common, so this was bound to happen. And maybe she's right, some things happened 'to' her because of her sex rather than it just being that she wasn't the funniest person in the room. However, for me, it was mentioned enough that I didn't love the book.
Wished I got more for my Audible credit. Only 5 hours long. Vascillated between funny, straight-forward biography, and preachy moments. I definitely laughed out loud throughout the book, but I found the tone unpredictable and unbalanced. Rather than repeated segments about the gendered world of work and comedy (which I agree with, but she's preaching to the choir, given the likely audience of this book), I would have liked more genuine vulnerability and emotion (like the traumatic assault she experienced as a child) to balance the comedic aspects.
If you want a light hearted and funny listen - Bossypants delivers. Fey's narration is excellent and her humor and wit make this a lot of fun.
Interesting behind the scenes look at Tina Fey. Fairly funny. Her reading improves the experience since she adds personal feeling to the account.
I have loved Tina Fey for a long time so was excited to listen to her book. I started laughing in the first 10 or 15 minutes and never stopped. Great book!!
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