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.
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"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)
I found this to be a really interesting story, particularly the sections that focused on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Some of the jokes came across a bit forced when read aloud, that probably were funnier on the page, as if Tina Fey weren't entirely comfortable reading her own humor, so I preferred the parts where she was really getting into the details of her work.
At the top of the list.
Humor, honesty, stories I can relate to
I love her other work - script-writing and acting - but this was all Tina. You feel like you're having coffee with a best friend.
I was most moved by what she didn't say about her scar. You knew it greatly affected her life, but she didn't dwell on it.
I even bought a copy for my grown daughter, and she has listened to it twice as well!
A great rea... erm listen!
The life stories Mrs Fey includes in this book are funny and enlightening. Having Tina read it herself was even more of a plus. If you are a fan of hers, you wont be sorry on this great little bio.
Funny, girlie, entertaining.
Behind the scenes celebrities.
I enjoyed the
Frankness, humor. Insight into Tina Fey's background
Only the writer can add and/or emphasize things in the audiobook.
Well worth it. Highly recommended
I liked the honesty here. She shares a lot of personal information in a funny way.
I like that she constantly changed topics. She never dwelled on something so long that it became boring or overdone.
Because Tina reads the book, you know you're getting the right intonation. The subtleties of sarcasm and the timing of the jokes are spot on.
I'm an aspiring best-selling author, so I dream of seeing my own books on here one day. :)
This was my first audible.com audiobook, and it was a great way to kick off my membership! I loved hearing this book in Tina's own voice. It also included so many great extras (e.g., audio clip of her playing Sarah Palin on SNL).
Because I became a fan of Tina's after seeing her on SNL, it was fun and interesting to hear some behind-the-scenes stories, as well as to learn more about her as a person and not just her TV persona.
She's just awesome. Even though I would have read the story in her voice had I not listened to it via audiobook, her actual voice really made a difference. I'm sure it was much funnier thanks to her timing and pace, and the way she added what seemed like extra little comments (not sure these appeared in the physical book?).
That may have been nice, but devoting five hours in one sitting is usually pretty difficult. Instead, I planned to listen to it a little bit at a time during my drive to and and from work, and that's exactly what I did. It made me look forward to getting in my car every day!
If you're a fan of Tina Fey, or humor in general, I definitely recommend this one! :)
teacher & book lover
Tina Fey is a comedic rock star! She is easy to listen to, like your spending time with a close friend, only funnier!
Another funny listen is Ellen's
This was my first Tina Fey book..I don't watch her shows, but have seen her on SNL and in movies. I wasn't a fan before...I am now!
I laughed and laughed. I'm sure people in the cars around me thought I was crazy, what with the way I was smiling and giggling as I commuted to and from work!
I listened to Bossypants twice in a row because I thought it was so funny.
Tina Fey was down to Earth and told it how it is in her witty way.
She was genuine and funny.
I laughed so hard, I woke up my husband who was sleeping next to me!
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