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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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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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    Thomas SAN CARLOS, CA, United States 08-07-12
    Thomas SAN CARLOS, CA, United States 08-07-12
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    "Hilarious."

    Exactly what you would expect from Tina Fey. Hilarious listen; definitely recommended for all SNL and 30 Rock fans.

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    Carl Field Prosser, WA USA 08-06-12
    Carl Field Prosser, WA USA 08-06-12

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    "Tina Fey is freaking hilarious!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Road trip perfection.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The big day of filming with Oprah for 30 Rockand playing Sarah Palin on SNL.


    Any additional comments?

    This book would have been funny enough with some generic reader, but Tina Fey reading the book put it over the top! It's like 5+ hours of 30 Rock & Weekend update. Enjoyed how she told her life story with behind the scenes details on how 30 Rock got its start.

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    Anderman, DENVER, CO, United States 08-06-12
    Anderman, DENVER, CO, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Really fun to hear Tina Fey herself reading!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is a great reader -- she brings the book to life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved her perspective on fashion shoots and Alec Baldwin.


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

    I couldn't listen all at once -- it was a bit too much Tina Fey for that. But I looked forward to listening every night as I walked the dog!


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    Amazon Customer Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA 08-06-12
    Amazon Customer Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Parts of this book are laugh out loud funny"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Don't know - I haven't ready the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    The section regarding "Growing Up and Liking It."


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

    N/A


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

    Much of it made me laugh. Other parts of it were somewhat strange.


    Any additional comments?

    The section regarding Tina's honeymoon is also hilarious.

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    bsamayoa LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 08-06-12
    bsamayoa LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 08-06-12
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    "She's a baws."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    not sure


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    none


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

    nope


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

    none


    Any additional comments?

    Cool book, got me through a few commutes home. Good times. Good job on the book Fey.

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    Irina BOILING SPRINGS, SC, United States 08-06-12
    Irina BOILING SPRINGS, SC, United States 08-06-12
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    "Super funny and informative"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Loved how hilarious she is in general, the personal stories were insightful and (what else?) hilarious and endearing. The PDF with pics is awesome. Not so in love with her ode to her teenage relationship with gays, seems kinda irrelevant but its her story so what can you do? She's a smart politically savvy workaholic. Love her work and now I love her!!


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

    I really loved how she described Don Fey.


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    Matt MANHATTAN, KS, United States 08-06-12
    Matt MANHATTAN, KS, United States 08-06-12
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    "Great listen! Loved it, laughed so much!"

    Tina Fey was a great reader, she jokes with you as she's going along. I'm a fan of 30 Rock and Tina's writing so I was excited to listen to this book. I would recommend this book to others.

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    Debra Johnson San Antonio, Texas United States 08-04-12
    Debra Johnson San Antonio, Texas United States 08-04-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Fantastic."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved Tina Fey telling her own story. I remember thinking it strange to read a story about Tina Fey actually not wanting to continue appearing as Sarah Palin. It was such a great hit for her. Listening to her experience, however, made me see that she made perfect sense.


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    Lauren Spoto new york, ny, US 08-04-12
    Lauren Spoto new york, ny, US 08-04-12 Member Since 2010

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    Any additional comments?

    This book is just what you'd expect from Tina Fey. Smart. Funny. Real. Insightful. Funny. (It's double funny). Even stuffed into a sweaty summertime subway, I laughed out loud.

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    Brianne Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 08-04-12
    Brianne Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 08-04-12

    I am a mother of three who enjoys reading and knitting. When I found out about audible I cried I was so happy... FINALLY I could have both my loves together in one perfect comfy quiet mommy hour! ( Well maybe not cried, but I was pretty pumped)

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    "LOVE!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny Interesting Perfect


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that she narrated her own book, I don't think anyone else reading it would of done the book justice.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Listening to Tina Fey describe working at the YMCA! I laughed so hard, as a x Y employee I could relate!


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