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
"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)
A narrative with more substance.
No one could read her book better than she.
The stupid little internal voice
I really wanted to like this book more than I did
Hilarious, insightful, empowering.
The part when she described playing Sarah Palin on SNL and meeting her. Also, it was interesting to hear how she got into the business
I was so glad she narrated her own book - no one else could do it justice. She spoke quite fast and I wished she slowed down but it was still great. Her different voices were hilarious.
I laughed a ton!
Hearing it read in Tina Fey's own voice made it much more enjoyable then reading it in print. I liked the book over all but Fey really adds to it.
I would compare it to any other comedy written by someone about themself. They are self deprecating and share stories some people may not normally share about themselves.
Tina Fey as herself.
I wouldn't say anything moved me but it was fun hearing stories and experiences that are common to the normal, non celebrity person.
This was a very fun book to listen to and I would highly recommend it.
Tina Fey is hilarious and beneath the show business seems real like many of us other women.
So many were great...the bermuda cruise for people who fear flying, the breast nazis, the YMCA
Tina is great, she has a grea sense of humour and she's super smart! Not a lot of comedians are. I would try another book from her, but I prefer to watch her on TV.
Yes, I would. It's a funny and easy to listen to book especially that it's narrated by Tina herself.
I watch 30 Rock, and listening to Bossypants, Tina gives the book a 3rd dimension. I doubt that the normal reading experience could be anywhere close to the fun experience this audiobook provides.
Not really, because it's not a story, it's more of mini stories, snippets from Tina's professional life. It's entertaining to listen to, but I don't see as a hit in a movie frame.
Funny, sensitive, interesting.
Her first meeting with Lorne Michaels.
For those who love Tina Fey and are not sensitive to the F-bomb! I already knew she was smart and funny; she is strong, courageous, and insightful, too. It was fun to hear her read it. Plus, I enjoyed the PDF file with the pictures. Great book!
Tina Fey is a great writer. But she is also an amazing performer. In this audio book, you get the two combined.
Much of Tina Fey's humor is conveyed through subtle inflection and the essence of her personality. Experiencing her reading the book gives you a much better chance to capture the full humor and spirit of the book.
To sum up this
When Tina described how 30 Rock came to be and her transition from SNL to 30 Rock.
I would have asked her to sl-o-o-o-w down and take more breaths; let the audience take it all in at a slower pace.
Her description of her involvement with the Sarah Palin sketch and how all of it transpired was hysterical and gave a more personal side to the Tina who was making fun of then-Gov. Palin.
Not my story to change...
I would recommend it to all my women friends
Yes. Overall the production was competent and professional
Nope. Fey, although a highly talented comic writer and very funny in certain roles, has made her point in as much as the comedy industry is male dominated. How she dealt with it is interesting to her and those who wish to follow in her footsteps. but it's done.
good first effort.
what was the point of this story? I did not care for this book and would not recommend
The story. what makes her story so unique? Guess I am not a Tina Fey fan
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