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)
Yes, I'd recommend it. It's a funny, easy, and relatively short listen. Tina Fey does a great job; she has a few mannerisms that can get a little annoying -- like talking low and mumbling when she hits with a punchline -- but it's otherwise a very lively listen.
As much as I enjoy Tina Fey, this was one where she didn't leave me wanting more. At some point an artist can become too much and this was it.
An actor wants to leave them wanting more...in this case I just wanted her to leave.
I always enjoy the story more when it is read by the author.
I always enjoy the story more when it is read by the author. Her comedic style is an added bonus!
Bossypants is the first comedy I have purchased, and I would rank it # 1.
Tina is unique.She is bright and articulate and kinda of raunchy in a good way. This book reflects her amazing comedic talent.
I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. Tina Fey is hilarious!
Recommended for an easy listen while driving. Tina Fey is funny and her narration makes it worthwhile.
I read and listened to this book, and hands down, the audio version is so overwhelmingly better because you get all of Ms. Fey. She is of course funny, but she's honest and so approachable. I especially enjoyed her moments when she reflects on parenthood, both as a child and as a parent, and it really made me stop and take it all a lot more lightly (thanks Tina!). There were some moments I actually had to pull the car over to the side of the road I was laughing so hard!
But Ms. Fey has a really important message that she weaves throughout her book and it's about empowering women, young and old. She does this in a way that's not preachy, but supportive, helpful and with a great deal of thought. And more importantly, she doesn't do this by demeaning men (thank you Tina!). For any woman at any phase of her career, Ms. Fey offers brilliant insight into how to stand tall and confident especially in a competitive environment working with both men and women. She gives women permission to be smart, funny and best of all, a woman regardless of the workplace, home or community. Isn't that what we all should be anyway - the best of ourselves? And she's clear that successfully working and living in your world is not about using your sexuality but using what is the best about being a woman as opposed to trying to like a man. I really loved this aspect of what she had to say. Ms. Fey is an excellent example of how men and women can work together and create an engaging, encouraging environment where each person is rising to level of potential and gender doesn't factor in one iota.
I hope we see more from Ms. Fey down the road!
Tina was honest to the point of being laugh out loud disturbing. When she would answer the
Like nothing I've read before. Tina reading her own book aloud gives you a feel of really being there when she's doing the photo shoot or meeting Lorne Michaels for the first time.
She's so real and uses so many personalities in the way she reads each passage.
Laughed...definitely laughed...A LOT
Buy it, listen, love it, repeat
It made me laugh, out loud, in public, the good kind of hearty real laughter.
If she writes another one, I'd check it out. Her style is hilarious but also repetitive. Her tone never varies which gets monotonous.
Her voice, how it was meant to be heard. Its like she's here, telling me her story, or rather, performing it.
This story is the essentially the first 40 years of Tina Fey's ride through being an awkward child to an awkward adult with all the funny, sad and embarrassing parts along the way.
Hearing that women are not perceived as funny because I always thought we were!
I have enjoyed watching her on 30 Rock and SNL so it seemed a natural thing to put her life so far story with her voice in the rhythm she usually speaks in.
No, but I can love a book and not want to listen to it non-stop for 8 hours.
Worth the read.
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