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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    C. Keogh Austin, TX 10-02-12
    C. Keogh Austin, TX 10-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Didn't think I could like Tina Fey more..."
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, relevant, well-performed


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Um...since it's kind of a bio, I'd say Tina. (Though Lorne Michaels comes in a close second.)


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

    Yup, Lorne Michaels.


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

    How on earth would one do that???


    Any additional comments?

    This was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad that they did. I laughed out loud from beginning to end. Ok, not literally from beginning to end, I don't need meds or anything, but this really had me chuckling. A lot. I'd been reading some pretty heavy stories lately and this was some welcome intelligent levity.

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    Nancy 10-02-12
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    "LOL Funny"

    I think Tina Fey is hilarious, and this book just confirmed that opinion. Rocketing through her childhood, career and motherhood with snarky side remarks this book kept me seriously entertained.

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    Michael Telluride, CO, United States 10-02-12
    Michael Telluride, CO, United States 10-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    "True performer"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I liked how she performed for the audio audience. Punchlines were witty and smart.


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    Valentina Mexico city, Mexico 10-01-12
    Valentina Mexico city, Mexico 10-01-12
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    "Funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I loved the fact that SHE herself read the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dishing about the industry.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Loved it.


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

    When she talks about her sitcom 30Rock


    Any additional comments?

    A must-read when you're stuck in traffic...

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    Christy M Michigan 10-01-12
    Christy M Michigan 10-01-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Funny Funny Funny"

    Tina Fey has a smart-alack sense of humor I love. The book starts out a little slow, but by the end I was howling. Her intonations and timing of her jokes are perfect. Love it!

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    Leanne 10-01-12
    Leanne 10-01-12
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    "Hilarious"

    Tina Fey had me giggling throughout the whole book. It was even better because she was the reader! I was so sad when it ended. It could be that I am a woman, about the same age, so her experiences really struck home. However, I plan on recommending it to my daughter and her friends (20 somethings).

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    Allison M. Paul 09-28-12

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    "Unexpected and wonderful"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I, for some reason, thought it was going to be some type of sketch driven memoir; and while there are definite episodes, Tina is subtly training the listener. She's giving tips on respecting yourself and allowing yourself to experience the experiences of yourself through her words. Its lovely.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Fey, he sounds like a boss.


    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?

    "Nope, you don't get to call me that... My parents weren't alcoholics." (paraphrase)


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, this made traffic fly by!

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    Kelly Chicago, IL, United States 09-27-12
    Kelly Chicago, IL, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Best audiobook I have yet to hear"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    YES! Absolutely! I think Tina Fey's performance and expression in this book is what makes it great. It adds an extra element of humor that I don't think could come have across in a reading of the book. I felt like she was speaking directly to me instead of just reading her story. Her voice and dynamic is what made it so believable and funny. Also, there are some elements/sentences that sounded like they were added/tweaked just for this audiobook. A perfect translation from book to audiobook. I literally was laughing out loud every time I listened in the car.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously, the narrator! A lot of narrators in audiobooks tend to irritate me (particularly for fiction, which I realize this is not a fiction book). They are usually boring, bland and have cheesy voices that are not believable; the fact that Tina Fey is telling her own story really makes is special and actually adds to the book. I loved that she was telling her own story in her own voice. I connected with the narrator very much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book was great.


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

    Again, the entire book had me laughing.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a must listen. The narration was superb, and I give it a two thumbs up for making this sound more like a show/performance than a reading of a book.

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    susan NATICK, MA, United States 09-25-12
    susan NATICK, MA, United States 09-25-12
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    "highly recommend"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This the perfect book to listen to as opposed to reading. Tina Fey is extremely entertaining.


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    Karen Burton United States 09-25-12
    Karen Burton United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2014
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    "FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!"

    It was great listen, laughed out loud several times!!! I would recomend to absolutely anyone!

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