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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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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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    Mike T. 05-22-12
    Mike T. 05-22-12

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    "Tina Delivers!"

    One never knows what one will get when the author narrates their own book. But when the author is Tina Fey, there is a great payoff as she applies her acerbic wit and sometimes self-deprecating style to the task. She makes great use of the audiobook format, as, for example, when playing extended clips of memorable SNL performances. In another case of using the format to its maximum potential, when talking about her famous portrayal of Sarah Palin she often drops into Palin's voice to amplify a joke or comment.

    The book itself is rather scattershot, clearly not aiming to be a completely linear autobiography, though some interesting stories are related about her childhood and early career. It's also, contrary to the title, not really much about being a boss (though I did actually take away some valuable management philosophy based on, of all things, the "Yes, And" principle of improvisational comedy). What it is, always, is funny and enjoyable. Tina comes across very much as she does on '30 Rock' (though obviously not as over-the-top), which is, above all, likeable, as well as generous to her colleagues.

    Perhaps the only negative I could identify is a bit too much discussion of whether or not she wants to have another child. But that's just my own bias and I wouldn't be surprised that to many, that might be among the most sincere and unguarded ruminations in the book.

    I suspect many of her fans may have already read the print book (I have not) but hearing her tell it (which is how it comes across more than her simply 'narrating' it) was a real treat.

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    Angela Brampton, ON, Canada 05-21-12
    Angela Brampton, ON, Canada 05-21-12
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    "Hilarious!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to a friend (in fact already have) - Tina Fey is hilarious and really brings her story to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was extremely funny - had me laughing out loud the whole time.


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

    well since it's a bio - Tina Fey


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

    Absolutely laughed out loud, a LOT!


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    DMB San Diego, CA 05-21-12
    DMB San Diego, CA 05-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very funny"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    made me laugh. put me in a good mood when I listened to it driving to and from work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    What about Tina Fey???s performance did you like?

    /a


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

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    none

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    smae 05-21-12
    smae 05-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good comedian, not so good author/narrator"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, I think she's a funny gal and love her TV work, but I don't think she's a very good author or really told much of a story here.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    Cynthia Chelsea, MA, United States 05-21-12
    Cynthia Chelsea, MA, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Waste of Money"

    Well I wanted something that would make me laugh, unfortunately this didn't do it. If i had a laugh about 3 times during the book, it's saying too much. Sorry Tina!, not my taste.





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    Tracy Scottsdale, AZ, United States 05-21-12
    Tracy Scottsdale, AZ, United States 05-21-12
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    "Entertaining, good pace, easy listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It was funny, laugh out loud in several spots


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's about Fey and her experiences through adolescence, college, career, motherhood.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the price, buy now!

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    judy Sharland 05-19-12
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    "Love her!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have 3 friends reading the book at the same time and we all come into work quoting Tina Fay... I have it all over them though since Tina herself reads the book to me as only she could. Fabulous! I laugh all the way to my crappy job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Connor Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 05-19-12
    Connor Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 05-19-12
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    "Nothing Short of Perfection"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, intelligent, and engaging


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When Tina elaborates about her cruise, she incorporates a sense of anxiety and complete hilarity only to be found in something written by her. The entire book had me laughing from cover to cover, and then downloading the audiobook and hearing her voice read through the book was truly amazing


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

    This book had me laughing uncontrollably since the second I started listening, to the second it ended. Tina is a treasure!


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every penny!!! Most recommended book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Renton, WA, United States 05-18-12
    Kim Renton, WA, United States 05-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great listen"

    So funny I found myself rewinding parts and calling my husband over to listen! Tina Fey was great, and I loved the little "put this book and pause and go look at this picture" audiobook jokes. Gave me a new respect for Ms. Fey!

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    pat Collegeville, PA, United States 05-18-12
    pat Collegeville, PA, United States 05-18-12
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    "Incredibly Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I am a guy (a straight one at that) so for everyone that thinks that this book can only be appreciated by women or gay men (which is what I was told before listening) you are dead wrong. Tina Fey is an incredible talent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    The insight into the Palin SNL skits.


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

    Palin of course


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

    Absolutely. Made traffic a good thing for once.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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