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!
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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)
yes. because I like to laugh
It was authentic and funny.
Made my 7 hour drive fly by. Worth every penny.
She is the perfect narrator! Her story is hilarious - I laughed out loud at times and have gone back and listened more than once. A keeper for sure and a book everyone should own.
I know this book is highly rated, but after about 30 minutes I just put it down. I was waiting for a point, or some direction.
I guess it just isn't too my taste but I did not finish it.
Don Fey because you can tell how much Tina really loves him.
Prayer for my daughter- it had me laughing so hard.
It's in the upper 10%. I need to listen to more comedies like this.
Tina Fey. Duh! *laugh*
The part about Sylvester Stallone.
It made me *laugh*!
I can listen to this over and over and something will make me laugh that didn't the previous times.
Yes. There are a lot of interesting tidbits about SNL and Fey's stint as Sarah Palin. It's great to hear all of these stories told in her own voice.
I got the most out of her "Rules for Improv" and the workplace - really insightful about how to collaborate and innovate in a group.
This book was not at all what I expected. Tina sounds like a PTO mom on a rant. It was not particularly funny and felt like a lot of work to listen to. I am not a huge Tina Fey fan which doesn't help. I expected a lot more.
Very highly! It was one of the first audiobooks that I've listened to, and now I am reviewing it following my second listen. I love that Tina narrates it herself, and I laughed a ton.
Well, I have heard that Chelsea Handler's "Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea" is along the same vein, but I haven't listened to it yet. Bossypants is a lot like listening to standup, and Audible has some great standup recordings, so I guess I could compare it to those.
I loved that she was so open and honest, I appreciated the self deprecating humor. It was really neat hearing her talk about celebrities as her peers (Alec Baldwin, Lorne Michaels, etc.), so one could get a bit of insight into their lives as well as her own.
Actually what I liked a lot about the book is that since she describes several different events in her life, it was easy to stop and start without getting lost. I didn't feel like I was forced to keep listening all at once at the risk of forgetting an important plot point.
My husband and I picked this book for one leg of our road trip. He doesn't care for fiction and we both enjoy comedy. Without spoiling it, there is one part when she is talking about summer camp where I was laughing so hard, I almost drove the car off the side of a mountain! We had to stop the audio book and pull over so I could wipe the tears from my eyes!
I listened to this audio on my daily commute, when reading a book would be impossible. the audio version made it very easy to complete in my 2 hours in transit per day.
Tina Fey covers a range of subjects from her family and childhood to Second City, SNL, Sarah Palin and 30 Rock. Her voiceover kept it very genuine and entertaining.
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