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
"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 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.
No, there is too much harsh language in it.
It was funny at times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mom, wife, business owner, bagel maker. Living the Dream in Hood River, Oregon
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.
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.
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?
Her story of her dad was great.
Tina made being a feminist seem pretty cool.
Tina Fey - there really aren't any other characters in the book
She makes the book match her screen performances.
I think the world has already seen it - her performances on SNL and 30 Rock are pretty much the book
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.
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.
When Tina talked about meeting Sarah Palin - I was painting ceiling and almost fell off the ladder!
Her humor is real life and not just raunchy for raunchy's sake
Not other than I was moved to laughter.
Glad I chose this as an audio book. Am sure it is funnier in Tina's voice than in print.
No. Too many books, too little time. Seldom do I read or listen to a book more than once.
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.
I laughed a lot. You can't help but laugh at Tina Fey when she delivers a zinger. The book created nostalgia, as well.
A good choice after finishing The Hunger Games. I needed something real and funny.
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.
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.
Short episodes kept me entertained.
Clear diction easy to understand.
Go for the second sibling child. You wont regret it.
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