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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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    Lori landrum, SC, United States 07-05-11
    Lori landrum, SC, United States 07-05-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrible"

    I bought this solely because of the great reviews but I have to wonder what those people were thinking! This is simply random thoughts and a few audio clips from her Sarah Palin SNL appearances. Boring!

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    Peter Pasadena, MD, United States 07-02-11
    Peter Pasadena, MD, United States 07-02-11
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    "Should have kept it... bi-sexual."

    I love Tina Fey and this book starts out promising. But she lost me (and probably most other men) when she goes into 'female advice mode' towards the second half.

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    Jennifer United States 05-26-11
    Jennifer United States 05-26-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Not great"

    I was hoping for a good laugh. I chuckled a few times, but it wasn't hilarious. But my biggest problem was when Tina would mumble something at the end of a sentence or thought. I found myself rewinding, often several times in the same spot so I could figure out what she was saying. All that rewinding was frustrating.

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    Amazon Customer Sterling, IL, United States 05-12-11
    Amazon Customer Sterling, IL, United States 05-12-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Loved it!"

    This is a book that I will listen to again. I think Tina Fey is amazingly funny and especially enjoyed that she narrated her book. She is one entertainer that I would love to have for a friend. The only complaint about the book is that I wish it had been longer.

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    Steven M. Quartell VA, United States 05-12-11
    Steven M. Quartell VA, United States 05-12-11
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    "Like a one way conversation with an old friend"

    Tina Fey's narration is so relaxed and informal at times one feels that they are listening to a rambling voice mail from an old friend. Great book and great audio book. Straight male readers may find a few chapters a struggle to get through, you'll know them when you get to them. But the rest of the book's appeal is universal to any Tina Fey fan.

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    Emily Reinhold 05-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "A Fun Listen!"

    Tina Fey is great! Her narration made this book a very fun listen. Tina had some really funny stories to tell from her childhood and days leading up to her career at SNL. Tina as well shares some interesting insights into comedy writing, producing a show, and be a woman and mother as well. I enjoyed listening to this book in the same way that I might enjoy the actor commentary of a favorite comedic movie.

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    Constance Gager 05-11-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Tina Fey Gets It!"

    From how to handle a mix of comedy writers -- 4 Harvard nerds + 4 improv actors -- to how to survive Christmas in Youngstown Ohio, to being in the public spotlight because you impersonated a female VP candidate (GOD FORBID), Tina Fey's Bossy Pants was so funny I had to sometimes turn off my audible download to continue breathing after laughing so hard and out loud! Fey is entertaining in the best of ways, the way that allows her to be smart and self-deprecating at the same time. Her description of her father's incessant need to clean the carpets, yet save money brought me right back to my late 1970's upbringing and to tears of laughter. I also loved her acceptance of her in-laws perception of New York and how it influenced her own perception of NYC "hmm there is a lot of dog poop on east 83rd. Thank you for this inspiring and hilarious book!!! Please write more! YOU insoire me!

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    LuWanda Federal Way, WA, United States 05-10-11
    LuWanda Federal Way, WA, United States 05-10-11 Member Since 2011

    So many books, so little time.

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    "I love Tina Fey!"

    I thought this was a throughly enjoyable audiobook. I love that Tina Fey read it herself.

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    Rachel Chicago, IL, United States 05-10-11
    Rachel Chicago, IL, United States 05-10-11 Member Since 2004
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    "Hysterical! Expect anything less?"

    Listening to this best seller on audiobook has be better than reading it. Tina Fey narrates it herself and at times she seemed to customize the telling just for audiobook. Her style is great. I really enjoyed listening to this one.

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    Starlet SAN CARLOS, CA, United States 05-08-11
    Starlet SAN CARLOS, CA, United States 05-08-11 Member Since 2005

    100% of the books I read are in audible format. I enjoy reading apocalyptic, WWII, psychology, classics, contemporary and non-fiction.

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    "Tina is Talented!"

    This is a book that will make you laugh throughout -- I don't think it's an easy feat to be able to write like that, but Tina has managed. Those of you who follow her will find her to be just as entertaining in audible as she is on stage. She talks about her early life, life at SNL and 30 Rock -- her current life -- all sort of sprinkled in throughout the book. A true talent. ...in fact, I saw her last night hosting on SNL and she sings, too!

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