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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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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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    Mary Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-05-11
    Mary Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Fun, light."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Especially great for people who like celeb biographies.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Loved it. If the tv/comedy thing doesn't work out, she'll have a steady career in audio book reading.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have liked this much better if so much of it hadn't been excepted elsewhere.

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    Rod Farr West, UT, United States 12-05-11
    Rod Farr West, UT, United States 12-05-11
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    "Tina is Hilarious!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I have listened to parts of it numerous times. I really like Tina Fey. I was interested to learn about how she got started in show business, her life at SNL and how 30 Rock came about.


    Any additional comments?

    She used more profanity that I would have expected. Because of the profanity, I was unable to listen to it while my young children were in the car. I think they would have enjoyed parts of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    chris TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States 12-05-11
    chris TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States 12-05-11
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    "FANTASTIC! NOTHING SHORT OF WONDERFUL!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Refreshing, hilarious and touching.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey of course, she's really a great storyteller, reader and all-round interesting talent


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

    The spontaneity with which she read the story - didn't sound boring or rehearsed at all.


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

    Laughed a lot - it turned me into a 30-Rock addict, tho I'd never seen the show...now I've got all the DVD's.


    Any additional comments?

    I was something like 200 on the waiting list for this title at the library and it was selling for a lot on e-bay - it made more sense to join Audible, get it for free, and now get all sorts of similar, wonderful, author-read life stories and adventures. A great investment!

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    Megan Kansas City, MO 12-05-11
    Megan Kansas City, MO 12-05-11
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    "Hilarious!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Tina Fey's delivery and timing is great. I love that she is reading her own words.


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    Kris Chicago, IL, United States 12-05-11
    Kris Chicago, IL, United States 12-05-11
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    "A Fantastic Story from a Fantastic Comedy Writer"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to the entire audiobook in two days. I couldn't stop playing it! Tina has so many great stories and the book gives interesting insight into the world of television and comedy production.


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    Courtney DURHAM, NC, United States 12-05-11
    Courtney DURHAM, NC, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great for a road trip"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I think listening to Tina read it was better than the book would have been.


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    Joel 12-03-11
    Joel 12-03-11

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    "Started out funny but......"

    The part about her youth is interesting, and the part about discrimination against
    females (comics and other professionals) needed to be said.....but not so funny
    during the last two hours so that instead of a billing as a comedy it ought to be made
    clear this is a memoir.

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    Greg Midlothian, VA, United States 12-03-11
    Greg Midlothian, VA, United States 12-03-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny and instructive"

    I'm a big fan of Tina Fey - ever since I saw her on a local Richmond magazine cover announcing "local girls does well" as she headed off to Saturday Night Live. I think of her as the love child that would be produced if "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" had a baby. I read this book because I wanted to know what it was like to be a funny lady in the Big Apple.

    And I was not disappointed. "Bossypants" covers the life of Fey from birth to present day with wit, charm, and some four-letter words thrown in there. If you're squeamish about foul language, you might want to get the abridged version.

    As a father of newly-adult daughters, I found Fey's comments about leadership as a woman very informative. I want my girls to read the book to benefit from Fey's experience. I have some background in comedy and I've seen the way women are treated in that space - it's like something out of the 1950's. I think these experiences hardened Fey for leadership roles that came later.

    I heartily recommend this book for anyone interested in comedy or leadership. It will be a funny and instructive read.

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    Sandy Laguna Woods, CA, United States 12-03-11
    Sandy Laguna Woods, CA, United States 12-03-11 Member Since 2011

    75 yr old MWF. I like historical novels with more history than story. Audiobooks shouldn't have too many characters.

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    "Bossypants"

    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!

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    Georgina Mexico, Mexico 12-03-11
    Georgina Mexico, Mexico 12-03-11
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    "Very funny!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this audiobook again, it is just so funny, makes traffic jams easier to bear.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina Fey goes from personal stories to actual leadership tips and social commentaries with a great comedic ease.


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

    I laughed so much, I think it's not only the content of the book but actually listening to Tina Fey telling the stories.


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