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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

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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    Edie Sugarloaf, FL, United States 02-16-12
    Edie Sugarloaf, FL, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Smiled through the entire book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Narrated by Tina Fey


    What did you like best about this story?

    I listened while driving the car. The many slap your leg funny parts! I also liked when she spoke directly to the listener, knowing we were listening verses reading and had bought, borrowed or stole the audio version.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Just one?? I couldn't, the whole book is enjoyable and entertaining!


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

    Yes, I would have liked to be able to do that.


    Any additional comments?

    Just get it, book or audio and enjoy!

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    Lauren LINCOLN, DE, United States 02-15-12
    Lauren LINCOLN, DE, United States 02-15-12
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    "Made me love Tina Fey even more"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would listen to it again because I kept me entertained and laughing almost through the whole book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Fey. He's got style.


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

    I've watched her on SNL, and I could picture her clearly while listening to the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren HERNDON, VA, United States 02-14-12
    Lauren HERNDON, VA, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2013

    32 year old female in the DC area with a terribly long commute and high standards for my audiobooks... I like science fiction, science, instructional, and humorous novels.

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    "So good."
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Get this. We should kidnap Tina Fey and make her be the reader for all audiobooks.


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    margaret 02-14-12
    margaret 02-14-12
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    "Wonderfully written and spoken by Tina Fey!"

    Better than the book because it is her speaking. It made my laugh so much.

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    Ann 02-13-12
    Ann 02-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Real and Really Funny"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Just damn funny.


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

    Tina's expressions and her intonation in her voice makes her content so much more than if I were to read it. She's smart, funny, self-deprecating, authentic and still optimistic.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best reasons to ignore everyone around you, look terribly important by staying

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    Ross New London, MN, United States 02-13-12
    Ross New London, MN, United States 02-13-12
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    "Don't judge a book by its weird cover"

    I love Tina Fey! What a talent. A very fun read, written by a very humble superstar.

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    Diane Tucson, AZ, United States 02-13-12
    Diane Tucson, AZ, United States 02-13-12
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Reminds me of David Sedaris' sarcastic wit, but from a straight woman's perspective, although I don't think her delivery is quite as good as his - probably because she speaks so rapidly that the humor doesn't have the comedic pause that his does.


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    NICUNURSE 02-13-12
    NICUNURSE 02-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I laughed until I cried!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    She was so..down to earth...and very, very funny. She remembers intimate details about her life and when she shares those details, you feel you are right there as it is happening. She points out the humor in situations that I would never have seen!


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    Susan Monroe, NY, United States 02-13-12
    Susan Monroe, NY, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2009

    An avid reader living in NY.

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    "Funny and unexpected"

    This book was more than I expected. Tina gives you a lot of information about her personal history, events that shaped her and that she found particularly funny, how she got in show business, and how passionate she is for impowering women in her business. She rambles once or twice in the book, but her rambling is as endearing as she is.

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    "One must know this writer to enjoy her story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No I can honestly say so. I kept hoping it would get better. I think one must know about this person to fully enjoy her story. i don't.


    What was most disappointing about Tina Fey???s story?

    See above coment.


    How could the performance have been better?

    She is ?? very fast talker. Slow it up ?? bit. If she makes ?? point. Let it sink in ?? bit for the listener.


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

    No


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