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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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    Dirty Jerry san diego, ca 05-01-12
    Dirty Jerry san diego, ca 05-01-12 Member Since 2007

    ...holla.

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    "Fantastic! If you didn't love Tina you will now!"

    I purchase a lot of comedy titles on Audible... after many years as a member, this one is on the top of the short list. I have listened to it repeatedly, I enjoy it very much. Tina reads her book to you and you get to enjoy her impressions of randoms (Mr.... Mkrrrrshkvgggghrrrshh) that will make you spit your triple shot nonfat vanilla soy latte no foam all over the dashboard of your hybrid subcompact sedan. If you are remotely intelligent, enjoy quirky humor, and touching disclosures of awkwardness... you're alone on a Friday night just like me. Burrr URRRRR... Also, you'll DIG THIS $--T.

    In addition to being awesomely funny, touching, and authentic, if you're a writer of any kind, I believe you'll find this work inspiring. After listening to Tina perform her book, many of my friends said "wow, that's just the kind of stuff you write." Tina, are you listening? Get me a book deal, you GermaGreek Hillary apologist!

    Buy this. That is all.

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    Maurine 05-01-12
    Maurine 05-01-12
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    "A little harsh"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, there is too much harsh language in it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Hobbit


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It was funny at times.


    Could you see Bossypants being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No way.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

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    muhammedallia 05-01-12 Member Since 2011

    muhammedallia

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    "Inspiration for Funny Women"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is everything I want to be, motivated and using her creativity to make a living that is challenging but remarkably rewarding. Her story is inspiring and hysterical. The whole story moved me to laughter and awe, but in particular her clever vernacular, coining terms like "crotch biscuits" is the mark of things I will quote until end of days.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Outside of inability to not say "crotch biscuits" at every opportunity, the most memorable moment is when she defines the real difference between male and female comedians, and it comes down to one very entertaining substance.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It is a joy to have the writer of a book narrate it, because a good joke can be inflected in just the right way, at the most opportune moment to heighten chance of sudden guffaws.


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

    When Tina discussed the amount of mental anguish that goes into balancing a successful career and choosing to have children as a woman, it was very moving. She takes the good and bad of life with a healthy dose of humor.


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    Autumn W. Hood River, OR, United States 05-01-12
    Autumn W. Hood River, OR, United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2013

    Mom, wife, business owner, bagel maker. Living the Dream in Hood River, Oregon

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    "Bossypants + beverages = involuntary spit takes"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes. Tina Fey is funny & entertaining, sure, we all know that. She's also the smartest guy that's a gal in the room.
    She has offered up a great story of her career and personal choices that's inspiring and completely relevant to women trying to make it happen for themselves. From succeeding in male dominated workplaces, to coping with becoming the boss, to choosing to have a relationship and family, Tina's memoir had me laughing, crying and wondering how I could be her best friend without seeming stalker-y.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Besides the jars of urine (eww)? The last chapter or so where she contemplates having a second kid. Moving and thoughtful stuff. We all go through that - whether we're cashiers at the drug store or you know, incredibly successful tv comedy writers.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She's even more amazing than I thought. She can write for others and herself in a comedic setting, but her stories of her life are not only funny, but touching and humiliating and sweet. She puts it all out there. ALL of it. Crazy - why would she do that?


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

    Her story of her dad was great.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina made being a feminist seem pretty cool.

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    Rolwin San Jose, CA, United States 04-30-12
    Rolwin San Jose, CA, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great insight into SNL"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey - there really aren't any other characters in the book


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She makes the book match her screen performances.


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

    I think the world has already seen it - her performances on SNL and 30 Rock are pretty much the book


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    Janice Budd Canada 04-30-12
    Janice Budd Canada 04-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    I listened for 1 hour and never laughed once. From all the reviews I read, I thought it was going to be a romp full of great laughs. But for me, it was a yawn.

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    88Poets Sacramento, CA 04-30-12
    88Poets Sacramento, CA 04-30-12 Member Since 2013

    Kae S.

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    "Funny!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is a really quick wit. She's funny and engaging and it's great that she narrated the audio book herself. I don't think it would have been as good otherwise.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When Tina talked about meeting Sarah Palin - I was painting ceiling and almost fell off the ladder!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Her humor is real life and not just raunchy for raunchy's sake


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

    Not other than I was moved to laughter.


    Any additional comments?

    Glad I chose this as an audio book. Am sure it is funnier in Tina's voice than in print.

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    Judith Miller Kansas 04-30-12
    Judith Miller Kansas 04-30-12
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    "Great Delivery"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    No. Too many books, too little time. Seldom do I read or listen to a book more than once.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Ellen


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice adds so much--the inflection and tone make you feel you're sitting with her listening over a cup of coffee. Her humor shines through in her voice.


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

    I laughed a lot. You can't help but laugh at Tina Fey when she delivers a zinger. The book created nostalgia, as well.


    Any additional comments?

    A good choice after finishing The Hunger Games. I needed something real and funny.

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    Deb Duck 04-30-12
    Deb Duck 04-30-12

    dgk

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    "Keeps You Laughing ... and Thinking!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny
    Thoughtful
    Unpretentious


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

    I don't have the time to sit and listen to a whole book at once, but I can say that I didn't want this one to end.


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    Arlene Taylor Euless, TX United States 04-30-12
    Arlene Taylor Euless, TX United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny and informative peek into the comedy business. A view from the inside from the female point of view. Love to listen while I work on my clay projects.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Short episodes kept me entertained.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Clear diction easy to understand.


    Any additional comments?

    Go for the second sibling child. You wont regret it.

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