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.
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"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)
Hold on to your seats because she reads FAST! Those who can hold on for the wild ride will be well rewarded. The funny parts are really, really funny. A story about how her mom told her the facts of life had me and my 15 year old daughter laughing so hard tears were rolling down our cheeks. Other parts had my husband cracking up too. Note that it's not for kids in general, lots of language. The length was good. Long enough to be solid entertainment, and short enough to never drag or dwell. Enjoy!
I read all the reviews and was looking foward to laughing so hard I would wreck my car and not care. That wasnt the case, the book was amusing but not side splitting. Halfway through I was wondering what book I should download next. Tina Fey is an awesome performer...usually.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, particularly as it is read by the author. Interesting, very entertaining and nice backstage insight into both SNL and 30 Rock. I am now going back and watching all of 30 Rock beginning with Season 1. Highly recommended as an easy, fun audiobook to get into and enjoy.
It's earthy (as a guy I was a little embarrassed at times), thoroughly entertaining, which I expected, and surprisingly inspirational. Most of all it is wonderfully human, in the noblest sense of the word. I'm sure it would also be a good read but hearing it in Tina's voice with her timing raises it to a completely different level. If the occasional profanity for comic shocking effect does not offend you, I highly recommend Bossypants!
I like the way Tina tells her story, it's like she's talking to a friend :)
Very amusing and funny!
Please be aware that the language in this book is very crude at times and there is no indication of that in the sample. Beyond that, it was for the most part mildly amusing and in certain stretches downright hilarious.
I did enjoy listening to this but was a little let down. I think Tina Fey and 30 Rock are the two best things on television these days. However the book is surprisingly thin on details that I would be more interested in-- related to her work at SNL or the development of 30 Rock (or even how she met her husband and what working together on the show is like). She talks about it, but not much, not about how she approaches writing, what she finds funny, how she came up with the character ideas for her show, etc. And it feels a little padded in some places with complete audio clips (printed transcripts in the book) of sketches.
Fey is extremely likable and funny, so it's definitely worth a listen--but I was hoping for a bit more.
I wasn't very interested or amused in the long first section detailing her early life, or her parenting. I thought the reading was flat and uninteresting. The most enjoyable sections talked about her years with Saturday Night Live, and the Sarah Palin impersonation. Many jokes and sections that are probably more funny if you are a woman.
I am not into SNL nor 30 Rock at present, so I have not been a part of the Tina Fey cult. I found this book to be amusing but not THAT funny nor terribly original (except for the part about peeing in cups). It's in the genre of Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman, and other SNL graduates. If you're comfy with that kind of content and tone, you'll get a ton of laughs out of this, but it took me at least an hour to even smile once. Perhaps I am too jaded by comedic as well as serious memoirs about life growing up in the 70's and 80's. It seems these people had a lot of the same issues and I am used to listening to the same stuff just dressed differently in different story lines and circumstances.
Although I did like the way her voice receded when dealing with difficult or embarrassing situations, Fey has very little grasp of timing and delivers her material as though she's in some sort of speed reading marathon and being judged by a stop watch. I just kept wanting to say, like the classic policeman giving a traffic ticket, "where's the fire?" I've listened to a radio interview with her and it's all the same - talking at lightning speed.
But it's a good five-hour laugh.
Not at all original or funny; I quit listening when it was clear she was going to inflict a confessional on us about The Day I Got My Period. REALLY, girls/ladies/women...we can't be more original than that??? We're past the 19th century, and we do have the vote!
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