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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    Christy M Michigan 10-01-12
    Christy M Michigan 10-01-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Funny Funny Funny"

    Tina Fey has a smart-alack sense of humor I love. The book starts out a little slow, but by the end I was howling. Her intonations and timing of her jokes are perfect. Love it!

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    Leanne 10-01-12
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    "Hilarious"

    Tina Fey had me giggling throughout the whole book. It was even better because she was the reader! I was so sad when it ended. It could be that I am a woman, about the same age, so her experiences really struck home. However, I plan on recommending it to my daughter and her friends (20 somethings).

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    Allison M. Paul 09-28-12

    ummm...

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    "Unexpected and wonderful"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I, for some reason, thought it was going to be some type of sketch driven memoir; and while there are definite episodes, Tina is subtly training the listener. She's giving tips on respecting yourself and allowing yourself to experience the experiences of yourself through her words. Its lovely.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Fey, he sounds like a boss.


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

    Nope


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    "Nope, you don't get to call me that... My parents weren't alcoholics." (paraphrase)


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, this made traffic fly by!

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    Kelly Chicago, IL, United States 09-27-12
    Kelly Chicago, IL, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Best audiobook I have yet to hear"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    YES! Absolutely! I think Tina Fey's performance and expression in this book is what makes it great. It adds an extra element of humor that I don't think could come have across in a reading of the book. I felt like she was speaking directly to me instead of just reading her story. Her voice and dynamic is what made it so believable and funny. Also, there are some elements/sentences that sounded like they were added/tweaked just for this audiobook. A perfect translation from book to audiobook. I literally was laughing out loud every time I listened in the car.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously, the narrator! A lot of narrators in audiobooks tend to irritate me (particularly for fiction, which I realize this is not a fiction book). They are usually boring, bland and have cheesy voices that are not believable; the fact that Tina Fey is telling her own story really makes is special and actually adds to the book. I loved that she was telling her own story in her own voice. I connected with the narrator very much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book was great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Again, the entire book had me laughing.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a must listen. The narration was superb, and I give it a two thumbs up for making this sound more like a show/performance than a reading of a book.

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    susan NATICK, MA, United States 09-25-12
    susan NATICK, MA, United States 09-25-12
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    "highly recommend"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This the perfect book to listen to as opposed to reading. Tina Fey is extremely entertaining.


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    Karen Burton United States 09-25-12
    Karen Burton United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2014
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    "FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!"

    It was great listen, laughed out loud several times!!! I would recomend to absolutely anyone!

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    Dustin SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX, United States 09-25-12
    Dustin SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX, United States 09-25-12
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    "It was great"

    It was funny and endearing. The cherry on top was the fact it's actually Tina doing the audiobook.

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    AJ Brown 09-25-12
    AJ Brown 09-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "AWESOME!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Absolutely Awesome...Tina is funny as usual. I had many bouts of laughter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ummmm...Tina


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tina's voice tells the story in a more interesting dynamic.


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

    Laughed the entire time


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    Amazon Customer HUNTINGTON PARK, CA, United States 09-24-12
    Amazon Customer HUNTINGTON PARK, CA, United States 09-24-12
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    "Tina Fey Rocks Your Face Off!!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Very amazing sir!


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    It's a comedy type book, every comedian is different. But I know other comedians that have written books and one of those is George Carlin.


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

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole thing is a convergence of funny!


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    Jannie Plano, TX, United States 09-17-12
    Jannie Plano, TX, United States 09-17-12
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    "Very Entertaining!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey reading it


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    any auto biography


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    she brings more delight to the book than if i just read it. Listening to her speak was very entertaining


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    her realationship with her mother.


    Any additional comments?

    Great Job!!!

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