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)
I love Tina Fay so my anticipation of reading this book was high, problably too high.
The story of her life was interesting but I didn't really like the (what seemed to me) a forced
Yes I would recommend the book but would forwarn them about my criticisim so their
expectation would be more sober than mine.
high, flip, delivered too fast.
No. She is young still - Maybe 5 or 10 years from now when she has more expereinces under her belt - I am sure she will still be on the scene..
Bossypants had so many short chapters, it was easy to listen to in bursts in between errands.
My favorite part of the story were the stories about Don Fey.
I liked that Tina herself read the story. She knew it because it was hers and the delivery was great. However, I think Tina has a small lisp; it occasionally comes across.
I did laugh out loud a few times while listening to this book. I thought the discussions of her wondering about another child were often sad.
I already did listen to it again and I'm sure I will listen to it many more times. Love it - the funniest thing I have ever heard!
This was my first, but I will seek out others.
I laughed (out loud in my car) hysterically for the whole book. Both times.
Please read it; it will add years to your life expectancy.
Tina Fey is all kinds of rad. I love her sense of humor
Tina Fey. Duh. She does a great job describing her parents and I loove how she describes Kim Kardashian.
How honest she is about being a mom, wife and professional.
Yes, Tina Fey is performer and her voice inflections during the audiobook performance make the book even funnier. The dramatic pauses and voice shifts give the stories a deeper resonance.
I have not read anything like this book before. I hope it is the first of many.
Fey brings a back-stage perspective to the world of SNL and Thirty Rock and how Loren Michaels manages these television shows.
I listened to this book while gardening, and I was giggling out loud!
Yes I would. She has a great sense of humor and having Tina read her own book is perfect. Its nice to have every sarcastic comment in her voice!
I love her talking about when she worked in a Chicago YMCA. I work at a Y and it is so funny to hear her take on it.
Yes it was hard to stop listening to her. And I listen to books at work so I found my self laughing out loud and people looking at me funny.
Listening to Tina Fey read this book is so entertaining. It's light and funny and very enjoyable.
I would totally recommend this book - Tina is witty, charming and had me laughing throughout the entire book.
Tina's voice really brings to book to life. Her enunciations on certain words and voices when telling stories really add to the book and make it more of a performance. I really enjoy Tina's voice and appreciate her humor more after listening to this book.
This book made me laugh out loud multiple times, which got be some strange looks when I was out in public but it was worth it.
I would listen to this book again! In fact I have and enjoyed it just as much the second time around.
I enjoyed hearing about the creative process on both SNL and 30 Rock.
By far I enjoyed Sarah Palin the most.
Yes I loved her reference to the crazy Sesame Street spot and her likening it to how women need to navigate in the male world of network television.
People who like midless and vulgar shows.
It has never been my type of book. The only reason I bought it was because everyone seemed to like it and laugh a lot. I never laughed once. Really terrible!
It is best to have the author read it, especially when it is personal.
The whole book...it would have never seen the light.
I was hoping to get a laugh or something, but it is a mindless wandering of thoughts on how a description can be worst than the previous, and trying to make that pass as art or entertainment. Worthless. Do not spend your money on this.
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