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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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    Judy Merion, PA, United States 11-23-11
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    "Lots of fun to listen to..."

    especially if you live in Fey's home town! She is funny. Not always laugh out loud funny, but definitely funny.

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    Beau's Mom Towson, MD United States 11-22-11
    Beau's Mom Towson, MD United States 11-22-11
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    "Great story. Very funny. Tina Rocks!"

    Listening to Tina Fey's account of her life so far was really interesting in and, as you would expect from a skilled comedian, very entertaining. I highly recommend this audiobook. Thanks, Tina!

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    TalbotWorks 11-22-11
    TalbotWorks 11-22-11

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    "Loved it! Fun and easy listen"

    Very enjoyable, light and airy story with some good belly laughs throughout. Ending seems to drag out a bit, but not too bad.

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    Jeanne 11-22-11
    Jeanne 11-22-11

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    "Very funny."

    I listened to this on my work commute, and made me laugh so much that it it really brightened up my day. Tina Fey is a very smart, very funny lady. I'm now a big fan.

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    Hapax Legomenon 11-22-11
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    "This is why we love Tina Fey"

    She is funny, self-deprecating, interesting and she tells a great story of what her life was like in middle American, and then later at SNL.

    I love that it was narrated by Tina--it kept us sane on a long car ride and then again on a cross country airplane trip with no other entertainment options...we were smiling the whole way.

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    Eunice Miami, FL, United States 11-22-11
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    Funny, with lots of funny scenarios. There are some parts where it stalls a bit but overall an entertaining listen.

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    melanie LA CROSSE, WI, United States 11-19-11
    melanie LA CROSSE, WI, United States 11-19-11

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    "Very fun."

    Tina Fey does a great job reading her book! I laughed out loud! Loved the chapter about her father Don Fey.

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    Nathan Indianapolis, IN, United States 11-17-11
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    I loved Tina Fey from SNL but now I wish could go back in time and marry her! It covers lots of different areas of life and work, she had me laughing throughout!

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    S. Anderson Salem, MO United States 11-17-11
    S. Anderson Salem, MO United States 11-17-11
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    "Interesting but not a must read"

    An interesting read but not one I found my self wanting more of by the end nor could I imagine a re-listen but I don't regret listening at all. I think having it narrated by Tina Fey herself helped tremendously.

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    Karla Rich 11-17-11
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    You know how some books or podcasts are dangerous to listen to in the car because they will make you laugh so hard you can't see the road from the tears streaming from your face? This is one of those books. I love Tina Fey and this book is a great example of why. She is incredible and strong and inspiring and funny and self-deprecating all at the same time.

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