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)
Most comedy skits/shows/ books by celebrities these days have too many political and personal lifestyle views that I do not agree with. This is brilliant material though. She sounds as if she is reading off a quick grocery list, as if in a race to finish it. I have actually had to rewind or use the slowdown setting quite a few times. BUT this is really very entertaining and I can't contain laughs while my IPod is in my ears (I have to pause during my morning workout so people won't look at me funny!), once you get over these little glitches. She's great with impersonations too. Take what you like, and leave the rest. THIS could be a classic.
Great book about her life, experiences and opinions. She is very honest about her thoughts and actions....thing we all think but would never admit to!! This is a very funny book. I highly recommend it.
I'd heard a lot about Tina Fey, but other than the ubiquitous clips of her Sarah Palin imitations, had managed never to see her on either SNL or 30 Rock. So I suppose a lot of the nuances were lost on me. There were parts that were hilarious but her narration was ultimately off-putting. She had a tendency to swallow words, especially in her asides, and often it was just corny. By the end of the book, I felt I had had enough Fey to last me for some time - and no interest to tune in to see more.
Usually when i go for best seller, I get overwhelmed with the level of story telling.
Tina Fey is nice, and narrating her book is improving it, but far from BIG book.
Listened to it on a car trip and loved every minute. I tend to fall asleep when driving long distances but not a problem listening to this book.
I REALLY enjoyed this book. I like Tina Fey anyway, but in this book she has shown a side of herself that is unlike the stereotypical notion of irreverent comic/unserious about life. She recounts her early years, struggling with her self-identity. She tells stories about her "other" jobs she held while doing improv at night. She discusses her TV shows: SNL and 30 Rock. But where Tina shines is discussing her father, her challenges being a woman in the comedy biz, and her juggling her career and motherhood. Tina is genuine, and it really comes through. I listened to this on audio, which I HIGHLY recommend. Tina reads her own book, so you get her inflections and impressions; saracsm and sweetness. She made me laugh out loud many times. 4.5 stars.
Tina Fey's narration was great! She is so funny!!! I had to control myself so I didn't laugh out loud at work! I learned a lot about the comedy industry as well as the life lessons and insights she drew from her personal and leadership experiences. She is so unassuming and humble. She is openly frustrated about the challenges women continue to face in many sectors, which may disengage some male listeners though. Overall, it was a great first listen!
I enjoyed this book so much I've started it over right away and am actually hearing things I missed which is like finding "that extra french fry at the bottom of the bag!". I woke myself up laughing (really hard!) the other night. That was worth the price of the book right there!
Thanks TIna Fey!
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