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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

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 these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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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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    Russell Sarasota, FL, United States 01-16-12
    Russell Sarasota, FL, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hilarious! Well written and very well performed by the author.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely love Tina Fey. This book is a joy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristen Chicago, IL, United States 01-16-12
    Kristen Chicago, IL, United States 01-16-12

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    "Hilarious and Poignant"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this again. First and foremost, because I laughed... a lot. Secondly, because Fey's writing is both extremely funny and insightful. The final reason is a bit negative. I would listen to it again because I had to since there were many times her voice trailed off into mumbling (for the effect of humor) and was not understandable - at least to me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    There were too many to recount, though I loved her stories about her father... especially his two most used words - inexcusable and defective (with a bulls**t thrown in there as well).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The SNL skit of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Palin and Clinton (respectively).


    Any additional comments?

    Extremely enjoyable. I love that her politics (which this is not a political book but her thoughts do come through pretty loud and clear) are informed by personal experiences rather than an ideology handed down to her from her family of origin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roslyn Whitehorse, YT, Canada 01-13-12
    Roslyn Whitehorse, YT, Canada 01-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "If you like Tina Fey you will enjoy this book"

    I'm a big fan of 30 Rock so I really enjoyed hearing a bit more about Tina Fey's life and career. I don't listen to autobiographies often but since I enjoy her sense of humour I thought it was worth a try. I was not disappointed. The book is witty and well written. I enjoyed it thoroughly and broke into laughter more than once.

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    Brent Huntersville, NC, United States 01-13-12
    Brent Huntersville, NC, United States 01-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "This is for women only. Interesting read."
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    Best was it was funny. I purchased because I love comedy.

    Least was it was more about women's rights to work alongside men in showbusiness. Not what I thought it would be about.


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    Jennifer Chambersburg, PA, United States 01-13-12
    Jennifer Chambersburg, PA, United States 01-13-12
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    "Perfect"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes, her delivery was priceless!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Everything, she was very engaging.


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

    It was nice to hear how she tranitioned through life and I appreciated how frank and honest she was. Very refreshing.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommended the book to many people in print, but the audible book was pure entertainment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Olivehurst, CA, United States 01-12-12
    Denise Olivehurst, CA, United States 01-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Made me laugh"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, she does a very good job. She makes you feel like you are getting to know her.


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    C. CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 01-11-12
    C. CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 01-11-12
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    "Good one Tina Fey"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a really good book. Having it read by Tina makes it that much more enjoyable. It did get a little long at some points. Overall, a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Grand Rapids, MI, United States 01-10-12
    Timothy Grand Rapids, MI, United States 01-10-12
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    "A Real Joy"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Smart. Rapid. Entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her impersonation of Paul Lynde will make milk shoot out of your nose.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Describing her Dad.


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

    Watch 30 Rock. Please.


    Any additional comments?

    Best biographical journey by a comedian of 2011.

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    FULLAUTOSLUT 01-10-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "THIS SUCKS"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS LIBERAL DIATRIBE


    Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

    YEP THIS BOOK SUCKED


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tina Fey?

    ANYBODY


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    NONE


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE SAVE A CREDIT

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Skinny Mo Diddley 01-10-12
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    "Tina Fey at her AWESOMENESS!!!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    What I loved best about Bossypants was that Tina Fey, herself, narrated the book. It was like commuting to work with Tina in the car with me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the hilarious, candid way Tina shared her life with her audience. She reminded me of myself and my friends during our awkward stages of growing up and in later years. We joked about some of the exact things Tina Fey does!


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

    Tina Fey as herself, of course!


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

    Oh my gosh, it made me laugh out loud, every DAY. I would save it for the commute into work as it made the time FLY by. I imagine I was the only commuter on that packed highway laughing and smiling on her way to work.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey, please WRITE MORE BOOKS!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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