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Bossypants Audiobook

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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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    Xylene 08-14-12
    Xylene 08-14-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "High expectations not met"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    If there was anything I would change about this book, it would be the flow of events in her book. I would have appreciated it more if she did not jump around too much when telling her story.


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

    Bossypants might have made me realize that this type of genre is not for me but I think I would still try out another book just to make sure.


    What three words best describe Tina Fey’s voice?

    Three words to describe Tina Fey's voice are quirky, upbeat and supportive.


    Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

    Bossypants inspired me to never apologize for who I am and not to care of what other people thought of me. As long as I know that what I want, go for it and do not look back.


    Any additional comments?

    I downloaded the standard quality audiobook in my iPhone and was distracted with the slight echo quality while listening.

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    Hilary San Francisco, CA, United States 08-13-12
    Hilary San Francisco, CA, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hilarious"

    I highly recommend. The fact that Tina Fey does the narration makes it extremely enjoyable and I know people who have read the book and still want to hear the book on tape. The comedic timing when read is spot on and totally enhances the experience.

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    K. Cuzzone Chicago, IL 08-13-12
    K. Cuzzone Chicago, IL 08-13-12
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    "Classic Tina Fey"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've only listened to two and this was the better of the two.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved Tina reading her own words,and occaissionally it seemed that she added little side comments that weren't in the book (but were funny).


    Any additional comments?

    As a big Tina Fey and 30 Rock fan, I enjoyed the chapters about 30 Rock. It was interesting to get a behind the scenes view and the only bad thing about the audiobook is when it ended! It was also cool that they were able to put clips from SNL in there.

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    Thomas CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-13-12
    Thomas CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-13-12
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    "Funny woman, hilarious book!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is truly a witty and talented comedy writer (as you can tell from her work on SNL and 30 Rock) but it really comes out and makes Bossypants a pleasure to read. The book is a fantastic mix of personal stories, advice, top ten lists, and even a poem or two - the end result is not only sure to have you laughing out loud but also has some endearing moments that gives the book a heart. Overall I was very pleased - and you can't beat Tina Fey reading it herself for the audiobook - that definitely makes this a five star instead of four star review.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I typically don't buy comedy books so I don't have anything to compare it to, but this one makes me want to try more.


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

    She really does bring the book to life, and to have an author herself read you her own biography makes you feel like you're sitting across from her on a couch for hours and laughing together.


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

    Much laughing. No crying, except for when the laughing was too extreme and I couldn't catch my breath. Do expect to do a lot of smiling and occasional giggling and full-blown laughing if you're listening to this with headphones in public.


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    Cassia SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, United States 08-13-12
    Cassia SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, United States 08-13-12
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    "A good time was had by all"

    Timing is everything - absolutely worth it to hear Tina tell her story, her way.

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    Anna Kantorowicz Monaco 08-13-12
    Anna Kantorowicz Monaco 08-13-12
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    "Nice book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe. But not spetially. Only if would be asked directly about this book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Tina Fey before, how does this one compare?

    No, i did not


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

    Yes, i did it in one sitting. It is a short story.


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    Nora Toronto, ON, Canada 08-13-12
    Nora Toronto, ON, Canada 08-13-12
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    "BUY THIS NOW."
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Tina Fey has the best stories, the best delivery, the best humor. She is amazing and this book is meant to be read by her.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Her delivery, her sense of humour, her candidness, her genuine passion for writing and story telling.


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    Marianne B. Murphy USA 08-13-12
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    "Fun read"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Witty, truthful and fun to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    it was so truthful, in a fuinny way.


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

    No comparison


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    melissa west mifflin, pa, United States 08-13-12
    melissa west mifflin, pa, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "LOVED this book"

    I've commuted to work for over 15 years, and listened to a lot of audiobooks along the way - and I have to say that Bossypants was one of my favorites. It was funny without trying to be too comical, it was entertaining until the very end, and Tina Fey delivered it perfectly, in an engaging voice that was never dull and yet never over-the-top. She comes across as the neurotic mom next door, who just happens to be very intelligent - oh, and also, very famous. I generally listen to audiobooks to pass the time during a 40-minute drive. This one, I actually looked forward to every day. I loved it, would recommend to a friend, in fact, I already have.

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    Debra Newark, NJ, United States 08-12-12
    Debra Newark, NJ, United States 08-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Just Not My Cup Of Tea"
    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book not knowing what to expect. I have never watched the show 30 Rock and I watched less than a handful of SNL shows when Tina Fey played on it. I will say, the one real reason I chose this book was due to her outstanding portrayal of Sarah Palin. She was spot on! After reading/listening to Bossypants, I'm still not sure why she chose this title. Is it just me? In the beginning I felt I knew where she was going with it, but then she lost me. Even though she made references to the title a few times, I don't think it fit. She made me laugh from time to time especially when she was trying not to use her husband's real name and was totatlly unsuccessful at it. But I didn't find it any where as funny as other readers did. This may be due to my being unable to relate to her as we are from different generations. The one area I can relate to is being a parent and wanting to spend as much time with your child as humanly possible. Especially when they are babies. She was very fortunate to have the type of job where she was able to take her baby with her when she needed to. Although this wasn't the book for me, I give Tina Fey Kudos for an excellent job in her narration. She has a very expressive voice that helped me make it through to the end. Will I listen to another book by Tina Fey? Probably not.

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