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Bossypants Audiobook
Bossypants
Written by: 
Tina Fey
Narrated by: 
Tina Fey
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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    Patricia Hargis 08-25-12
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    "Fabulous!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This is a great book. Full stop. I like Tina Fey's honesty about herself and her appreciation of the people with whom she works.I listen to audio books while driving and only listen to lively/amusing books. "Bossypants" is perfect for my driving needs. This book is very well-written and structured to keep the reader engaged.Tina Fey is smart, funny, kind, and a very good modern Mom; or so she says.


    What did you like best about this story?

    My favorite part about this book was the section on Tina's father, Don Fey. I loved how she always spoke of him in the third person: When Don Fey put on a hat, that hat stayed on Don Fey's head until Don Fey took it off. Hats knew their place around Don Fey. (Not in the book --- I made it up)


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

    I laughed and laughed ...


    Any additional comments?

    I'll listen again.

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    T. Sterling TX USA 08-24-12
    T. Sterling TX USA 08-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I laughed so hard"

    I laughed so hard I thought my sides would split. She has had a great life.

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    jenna portland, or, United States 08-23-12
    jenna portland, or, United States 08-23-12
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    "hilarious!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    yes. because I like to laugh


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It was authentic and funny.


    Any additional comments?

    Made my 7 hour drive fly by. Worth every penny.

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    Anita Springfield, MO, United States 08-22-12
    Anita Springfield, MO, United States 08-22-12
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    "A great choice!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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    james 08-21-12
    james 08-21-12
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    "I didn't get it"

    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.

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    Jess Austin, TX 08-21-12
    Jess Austin, TX 08-21-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny and Inspirational"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Fey because you can tell how much Tina really loves him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Prayer for my daughter- it had me laughing so hard.


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    Josh ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 08-21-12
    Josh ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 08-21-12
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    "Good re-listen value, great voices, pretty funny."
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the upper 10%. I need to listen to more comedies like this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey. Duh! *laugh*


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The part about Sylvester Stallone.


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

    It made me *laugh*!


    Any additional comments?

    I can listen to this over and over and something will make me laugh that didn't the previous times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Walnut Creek, CA, United States 08-20-12
    Megan Walnut Creek, CA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Some great gems from Tina Fey"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I got the most out of her "Rules for Improv" and the workplace - really insightful about how to collaborate and innovate in a group.


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    cathy west newbury, MA, United States 08-19-12
    cathy west newbury, MA, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Tedious"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    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.


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    Alexandra Newark, NJ 08-17-12
    Alexandra Newark, NJ 08-17-12
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    "Five hours of standup!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    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.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    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.


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

    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.


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