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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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    Rastein 11-30-12
    Rastein 11-30-12 Member Since 2014

    Filmmaker and artist in Los Angeles.

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    "Fun Read"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I haven't really read something quite like Bossypants that I could compare it to.


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

    No, I have not listened to Tina Fey's other works.


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

    The girl behind the famous face.


    Any additional comments?

    This is just a fun read to listen to. Its funny, smart and entertaining.

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    Blake RALEIGH, NC, United States 11-29-12
    Blake RALEIGH, NC, United States 11-29-12
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Great Listening fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Tina Fey did the narration.


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

    Don Fey


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa ARLINGTON, TX, United States 11-28-12
    Melissa ARLINGTON, TX, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Tina Fey is amazing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The intelligent humor from a successful woman.


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

    Yes. I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt and tears streamed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele 11-27-12
    Michele 11-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Hilarious!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    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!)


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Can't think of any right now.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Terrific book for just funny listening. I can't imagine someone else saying her words so clearly and entertainingly. Great listening!

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    Megan United States 11-27-12
    Megan United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny and light"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    It was very easy to follow, entertaining and full of laughs.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Andrea Kwapien northampton, ma United States 11-22-12
    Andrea Kwapien northampton, ma United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hilarious & honest. My 1st Audible purchase."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Tina Fey's work. Smart, very funny, honest. A fun, light listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all of the stories/characters, but particularly liked hearing about Tina's early years in comedy.


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

    Hearing the story in the author's voice makes the stories even more engaging and entertaining. A strong woman and very funny human being.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Guadalupe EL CENTRO, CA, United States 11-20-12
    Guadalupe EL CENTRO, CA, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Must read! Great for young women."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, I am currently listening to it again and sharing it with my friends.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina!!


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

    Her parents.


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

    When she speaks about her life lessons during the early years of her life.


    Any additional comments?

    Entertaining from start to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 11-20-12
    Amanda 11-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, Bad Editing"

    The book is good. I found myself laughing alot, however the editing is very, very dissapointing. Some lines repeat, some fade off in an akward way - making me think my phone is about to ring. The flow of the audio level is bad, some times loud sometimes quiet and sometimes normal and others like it is comming through a tube. The editing on this audio book is anoying, but Tina, as always is very funny....for a girl LOL.

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    Julia Miller 11-20-12
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! I already have! Tina Fey was brilliant as she humorously mixed her biography with lessons learned and important questions about being society's perceptions of powerful women. I absolutely loved it and would listen again.


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

    As a Tina Fey fan, I'm sure I would have picked up on her tones throughout, but it was delightful to hear her tell her own story.


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    CESAR DUMFRIES, VA, United States 11-14-12
    CESAR DUMFRIES, VA, United States 11-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Listen! Funny, Smart, Well Written"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    It was very entertaining, the whole book is sprinkled with Tina Fey's humor gems. You can't go wrong with her.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That you get to know Tina a little more (I think).


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

    just her sitcom, and SNL


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

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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