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)
Environmental engineer with a SciFi/fantasy addiction.
I have listened to this book several times and I still find most of the material hilarious. I laughed so hard the first read through that I had to pull over on the shoulder and wipe my eyes. I will say that some of the stuff that particularly tickled me would not necessarily be as funny to some guys (since it's "girl stuff"). Even so, anytime I had someone new in the car with me during a roadtrip, I would play part of the book and got equally positive reactions from them. Tina is such an excellent writer and her performance is perfectly timed. This audio book saved the sanity of myself and three friends when we suddenly got stuck in traffic from 3-lane closures for over an hour. Thank you, Tina!
I'd like to sit down and have dinner with this woman. She is so obviously talented and funny and yet her ego doesn't seem to get in her way. I missed a few of the references - it's all about social context and there are more than a few names of the famous and talented so ocassionally I got a bit lost trying to determine the reference point. Fast paced so sometimes I had to go back and review - but that's okay. Sometimes I was laughing too hard to hear what was next. Fortunately there are really small chapters so going back or forward was not too difficult. Well worth it.Thank you Tina Fey!
No, I don't normally read a book more than once.
Tina as a young girl. She was very entertaining!
The fact that Tina was the one who read the audio book added so much more. Her tone of voice and the funny little remarks made in the way on Tina Fey can; it made it more like listening to a comic routine. It was very entertaining, funny, and heart-felt.
Hilarious, Informative, Creative
I really enjoyed Tina's story about her experience on a cruise ship. I will never look at cruising the same again.
I think this book is probably better as an audio book than as a regular book. Hearing Tina Fey read her own words added a whole other element of hilarity.
Tina Fey, funnier than you already thought she was.
This book was great and I would highly recommend it to anyone that has a sense of humor!
Have you ever laughed so hard, so unexpectedly, that what you were drinking traveled up your nose and burned? Tiny Fey did this to me! And I thank her for it. I was drinking Coke Cola while listening to her book.
With humor with good old fashion storytelling, Fey shares key moments in her youth—yeah, the stuff the rest of us simply want to forget. She tells us about being a woman in comedy, her days with S&L, 30-Rock, Alec Baldwin, and the wisdom of Lorne Michaels, to motherhood and much that is in between.
Particularly funny is her description of photo shoots, her hair, and glass jars with yellow contents. I will forever picture safety-pins strained across the spines of beautiful models, bridging the fabric of couture dresses. I am trying to forget about the yellow jars.
While the start of the book is a little slow. The first story was not my favorite, but momentum picks up quickly and then takes off. Fey’s narration is a personalized bonus. Language is not for kids. For the rest of us, it is laugh-out-loud entertainment interwoven with wisdom for being human.
But warning: Be careful what you drink while listening. Fluids can flow up your nose during times of great laughter.
It just wasn't funny. I might have chuckled twice. Ms Fey herself is a fine reader but the material wasn't very interesting.
Embarrassing is running on a busy trail with head phones in and laughing so hard you start to hyperventilate and make an ugly face like you are crying really hard.... I still could not turn off the book. Very well done, highly recommend.
S. J. Swan
Yes, because Tina Fey does all of her funny impressions
When she's talking about aging and then talks about all the strange things a woman's body does after 35.
At times I found my self laughing out loud while listening to it at work. This book is funny.
Tina Fey is not my favorite comedian or actress, but this audio book was hilarious. I find her more endearing now that I've listened to her story. She's funny and has a sense of what it is like to be a woman not only in show biz, but in everyday life.
Funny story. Tina has a unique sense of humor and the erratic style of her writing is quirky and fun to listen to. I enjoyed the book except for the comedic timing of her reading.
Even though I really enjoyed the book, there was nary a second to spare to allow for laughter between jokes - which is really a shame, because it's a very funny book - but it made me want to switch off just to be able to take a breath! Next time please give us some time to laugh, Tina!
I think hearing Tina read her own book was perfect!
Tine brings her own voice to the story. She adds little asides to the story.
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