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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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    Vicki Spokane Valley, WA, United States 01-17-12
    Vicki Spokane Valley, WA, United States 01-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Very funny and it takes my mind off my busy life to listen to her busy life.


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    Regan Kamloops, BC, Canada 01-17-12
    Regan Kamloops, BC, Canada 01-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I laughed through the whole book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the book yet.


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

    Tina is so funny. It was a fun read. As a boss myself I found some management tips.


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    GC 01-17-12
    GC 01-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this"
    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tina Fey brings her personality to the performance (and SNL clip). I looked forward to the drive into the office just so that I could hear more. Thank you for making me laugh.


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

    I laughed out loud frequently.


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    Mei Lyon, France 01-16-12
    Mei Lyon, France 01-16-12
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    "Worth buying just to hear Tina!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Having it read by Tina Fey!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very funny, very Tina.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Her ability to laugh at herself


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

    I often laughed out loud


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first audio book I've ever listened to and I found it was a great way to keep awake on a long drive. Having it read by the author was a real bonus.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacque Lander, WY, United States 01-16-12
    Jacque Lander, WY, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "So-so."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A little more personal background, a little less professional detal.


    What could Tina Fey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think Ms. Fey writes the way she thinks, so my luke-warm response is not due to a lack of writing skill.


    What three words best describe Tina Fey’s performance?

    Peppy. Direct. Shrill.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bossypants?

    I thought the scenes were appropriate within the subject matter. I'm simply not interested in the subject.


    Any additional comments?

    I admire what I know of Tina Fey's rise to the top of her profession. I think she is a gifted comedienne. Comedy is not my forte, I watch neither SNL nor Thirty Rock, so I'm not a good judge of this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elise Boynton Beach, FL, United States 01-16-12
    Elise Boynton Beach, FL, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "entertaining"
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    N/A


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey is the star


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Lots of excitement in her voice.


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

    Definitely laugh. It is a comedy, right?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Bowling Green, OH, United States 01-16-12
    Maureen Bowling Green, OH, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "So clever"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I might listen again. She is very clever and I can't help but laugh.


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

    N/A


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

    I thought her characterization of a


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan United States 01-16-12
    Nathan United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Tina Fey charms and entertains"

    Tina Fey truly shines in this autobiographical account of her life. She is able to bring the humor and insight that has made her so popular on TV perfectly on to the written page. Her rendition of her own words adds so much to the experience, allowing you to truly understand how she felt about these events in her life. One of the best parts is how she makes a point about popular culture today, while also being scathingly funny. My favorite audiobook purchase so far.

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    "Laughed out loud"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, fun, light


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Bossypants reminds me of some of David Sedaris honest appraisal of life and his amusing perspective on it.


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Tina Fey brings her comedic tone and timing to the reading of her own work, which helps to communicate some of the humor which might be lost if I just read it myself.


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

    My husband and I laughed out loud with this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though I don't watch television and some of the references were difficult to get (such as references to her show 30 Rock) there were still plenty of parts that were highly entertaining, particularly Tina's take on being a working mother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Astrid New York, NY, United States 01-16-12
    Astrid New York, NY, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great performance for good story"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The best part of this book is hearing Tina Fey talk about her life. She is very funny, in the self-deprecating way that is her classic style. The highlight was hearing the live performance on SNL of Amy Poehler as Hilary Clinton and Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.

    Otherwise, the story was mildly interesting and the humor kept me going.


    Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

    Bossypants is a fun listen and worth the time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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