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.
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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 always liked Tina Fey, now I like her more. I am going to take her advice and start always wearing a bra. Wish we could see the pictures she talks about in her narration of the audio.
I didn't like her because of her spoof on SNL of Sarah Palin. It's not that I love Sarah Palin, it's that Tina Fey is a feminist and Sarah Palin a female; I thought it was audacious and disrespectful. But Tina more than redeemed herself in Bossypants! I love her. She's real and relate-able and sure as sugar she is a feminist. Tina and I are contemporaries and I felt a kinship with her while reading this book. Save for one thing...my Dad (Doc) is better than her dad (Don)! This listen is great! I highly recommend it for the laughs alone but the story is great too!
Never read the print version.
Tina Fey makes you feel like she is sitting down with you over coffee, telling you her story.
Wonderfully read, and so very funny. Tina lets you know that she can hardly believe herself that she's made it where she is today.
I love her style, and I will be listening to this book again.
yes if they were interested in tina fey
tina of course
funny, interesting, personable
more than what you see
Tell us about yourself! - i'm Mike
If you enjoy Tina Fey's SNL work or the type of humor on 30 Rock, you'll love this book. It's written in Tina Fey's signature style. While at times it can go on for a while without any jokes or funny quips, it's still an interesting, biographical account of her life.
Bossypants was an easy to read/listen to book! It was funny and amusing and I enjoyed the stories.
I thought the sound effects were funny - I'm not used to that on an audiobook. I'm happy that she was the voice of the audiobook.
I've listened to several biographical audio books and this one is on top for insight, entertainment and pure joy of listening.
I can't compare Bossypants with any other book. Although
Tina Fey's performance is fresh and disarmingly funny. Really fun to listen to. Great little side notes. Always referring to the pictures in the PDF was pretty funny, too. Because I never got a PDF with my download.
I laughed out loud so much it made other drivers smile seeing me driving with that stupid grin on my face.
I would definitely buy another Tina Fey audio book. On any subject.
I've listened to a lot of audio books, and this was one of the best. Thoroughly entertaining, and I couldn't wait to get in the car to turn it on again! It helps that I'm already a fan of Tina Fey, and SNL and 30 Rock, but I found it really funny and interesting! A little bit of explicit language, but not much, and doesn't detract from the book at all.
Someday perhaps. For a giggle :)
It's basically a stand-up act, rather than an autobiography. But if you're cool with that, and you're a Tina Fey fan, you'll enjoy this book.
Awesome book. Tina Fey's reading of it absolutely elevates this from just an audiobook into close to 6 hours of Fey stand-up. A very different experience from just reading the book, which is also excellent - hearing her delivery on her stories and jokes is well worth the purchase price. I think I've re-listened 3-4 times already
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