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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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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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    Maggie Hazleton, IN, United States 06-23-11
    Maggie Hazleton, IN, United States 06-23-11
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    "Lovin' on Fey! Great audiobook!"

    I’m not a hardcore Saturday Night Live fan, but I have caught a few episodes over the years. I loved Baby Mama and Date Night. Anytime Tina Fey has appeared, she’s made me laugh. She’s honestly funny and doesn’t prance around with fake boobs, hair or facial features. Hey, she kind of looks like you and me.

    Fey’s audiobook tells the tale of her life and dishes on behind the scenes stories, inside jokes and blunders. I feel like I know her now and that I learned so much about her and her personality. I had no idea Fey was married, or that she had a daughter. (On a side note, she just announced that her and her husband are expecting their second child.)

    Fey also gives us full details about portraying Sarah Palin on SNL, how she didn’t care for the idea in the beginning, and then eventually meeting Palin. And the scoop on 30 Rock? She’s got all the deets. I’ve never seen 30 Rock and now I feel like I should. She makes it sound awesome.

    Take a listen, Fey does an awesome job of narrating and only added to the story by doing impersonations of Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. She definitely had me laughing out loud. Peeing in cups (not her of course!), replies to web postings and more.

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    Catherine M. Paull Nyack, NY USA 06-23-11
    Catherine M. Paull Nyack, NY USA 06-23-11 Member Since 2013

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    "Pure delight from beginning to end"

    And the end came all too soon for this happy listener. Treat yourself - we all deserve something this delicious.

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    Caitlin United States 06-22-11
    Caitlin United States 06-22-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Best random find ever!"

    I stumbled upon this book the first time I ever checked for audio books on my kindle. I knew who tina fey was from SNL, and so I thought I would give it a try (especially since it was rated the #1 book on my kindle audible page). It was hilarious! My boyfriend would give me funny looks from his computer because I would be snorting with laughter! I learned a lot about Tina Fey from this book and she is now one of my favorite female comedians! I actually was sad when her book ended, and I am definitly hoping for another one!

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    Elinore SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 06-22-11
    Elinore SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 06-22-11
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    "The listen is better than the read."

    I gave this audible version of Bossypants five stars because although I haven't read the book, I imagine the listen is actually a better experience. It's Tina Fey narrating, and she's just, well, really funny and is a great storyteller. There are also clips from the shows that she has been on and helped write. There are a lot of audio additions that make the audible version a really great experience. Tina Fey is a strong woman with great insight and her witty sarcasm is brilliant. I may also be biased because I am a woman and this definitely is a read aimed at women. But, yeah, give it a listen.

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    Heather Trainer Massachusetts 06-22-11
    Heather Trainer Massachusetts 06-22-11 Member Since 2008

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    "hilarious!"

    Hilarious book, excellent reading by the author. Probably one of the best audio books I've listened - basically I spent the entire five+ hours laughing out loud on a plane and in my car! Get this now, you won't be disappointed!!

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    Robin Mc Callsburg, IA, United States 06-22-11
    Robin Mc Callsburg, IA, United States 06-22-11
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    "Entertaining to the last drop"

    I haven't always been a Tina Fey fan (and frankly not a big fan of 30 Rock) but after this book I'm ready to sign up for her fan club. I found her humor on target and the book engrossing. Thanks Tina!

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    Christopher Esposito-Bernard New York, NY, United States 06-21-11
    Christopher Esposito-Bernard New York, NY, United States 06-21-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Listen to it!"

    After listening to Bossypants, I went back to the book to check what I had suspected all through out listening to it.

    Bossypants is read very well. It is engaging, funny, and exactly what we have come to expect from Tina Fey. But it is a book that is difficult to read. Ms. Fey breaks from traditional writing forms so frequently that it is distracting to the reader. This is why you have to listen to it.

    As an audiobook, it is simply great. And I enjoyed every minute of listening to Ms. Fey's humor playing out in this format. If you are thinking about either getting the book or the audiobook, get the audiobook. You won't be disappointed.

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    Jessica 06-21-11
    Jessica 06-21-11 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVE IT!!!!"

    Bossypants is laugh out loud funny. It's made even better because of Tina Fey's narration. I highly recommend to anyone with a sense of humor.

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    Louise Washington, DC, United States 06-21-11
    Louise Washington, DC, United States 06-21-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Too funny"

    Tina is the funniest, the best - someone you want to have many dinners with - I laughed out loud.
    We need more TInas in this OH SO serious world!

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    Tenizmom 06-21-11
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    "Superb"

    This is funny yet also covers important issues and hearing it in the author's voice is icing on the cake! Her style suggests she is talking to you as an "insider". Truly enjoyed.

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