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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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    Carol Alameda, CA, United States 01-30-12
    Carol Alameda, CA, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice easy listening"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There seemed to lack a major story line, but book was enjoyable - especially in the author's own voice (a definite plus!)


    What else would you have wanted to know about Tina Fey’s life?

    Why she didn't share much about her mother, even though this was a book about women's roles in business and the glass-ceilings in life


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    Cheryl Chester, NJ, United States 01-30-12
    Cheryl Chester, NJ, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2010

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    "it's all about Tina and she is already overeposed!"
    What disappointed you about Bossypants?

    No real insights here. Very superficial story all about Tina


    How could the performance have been better?

    Speak more slowly. She mumbled at times.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There were a few funny spots.


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    Amazon Customer Eagle, Idaho, United States 01-30-12
    Amazon Customer Eagle, Idaho, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Funny"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Tina Fey Hilarious!


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

    None other than her movies and Saturday Night Live.


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

    Several laugh out loud moments.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristina North Hampton, NH, United States 01-30-12
    Kristina North Hampton, NH, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Warning: prepare for moments of extreme LOL!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious self-deprecating humor


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina Fey is never afraid to reveal the most embarrassing rites of growing up.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Who doesn't love her portrayal of Don Fey?


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

    Laugh! At times enough to make me lose my step as I was working out!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Abby Savannah, GA, United States 01-30-12
    Abby Savannah, GA, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2014

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I thought this book would be a lot funnier since Tina Fey is hilarious, but it was kind of boring. Tina Fey does a good job of narrating it, but the content is just a little boring.


    Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


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    Theresa 01-30-12
    Theresa 01-30-12
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    "Any fan of Tina Fey will love it."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great easy read. Tina Fey has had an interesting life and I was happy to learn
    about it getting a bunch of laughs along the way.


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    beverly monroe, oh, United States 01-30-12
    beverly monroe, oh, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Tina Fey is hilarious."
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High on my list of audiobooks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey's humor is unbelievable.


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

    This book was a first for me. I will certainly check for previous Tina Fey books.


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

    I found myself laughing out loud. Each chapter better than the last.


    Any additional comments?

    Words out to all my friends. This book is a must

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gineane 01-30-12
    Gineane 01-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is so funny! I also loved the behind the scene view into SNL and 30 Rock.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Really light and easy. A very nice break from some of the more serious topics out there.


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

    She is a great narrator.


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    Jay Williamstown, WV, United States 01-30-12
    Jay Williamstown, WV, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A Ladies Story that will be enjoyed by all!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Having the author reading helped with her feelings concerning certain areas.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Nothing I have read or done on audiobook can compare to this.


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

    SNL sketches. If you are talking about doing audiobooks, no.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Nothing comes to mind.


    Any additional comments?

    One disappointment was the sound a little. Sound like she was in a box on some areas. Other than that, neat story of your average girl making it to the big time.

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    Lynn Modesto, CA, United States 01-28-12
    Lynn Modesto, CA, United States 01-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I LOVED this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! It was funny, well read, entertaining. Made me like Tina Fey so much.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I normally don't like for authors to read their own books but this was different. I think it was better because Tina read her own work in her own funny, comedic way.


    Any additional comments?

    I read 52 books last year and this was one of my very favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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