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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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    Becky WEEHAWKEN, NJ, United States 02-26-12
    Becky WEEHAWKEN, NJ, United States 02-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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    Shari WHITTIER, CA, United States 02-23-12
    Shari WHITTIER, CA, United States 02-23-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Too much of a good thing"
    What disappointed you about Bossypants?

    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.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tina Fey?

    Probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    An actor wants to leave them wanting more...in this case I just wanted her to leave.

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    Susan 02-22-12
    Susan 02-22-12
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    "Like spending the weekend with a crazy aunt!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I always enjoy the story more when it is read by the author.


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

    I always enjoy the story more when it is read by the author. Her comedic style is an added bonus!


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    Shirley Richmond, CA, United States 02-20-12
    Shirley Richmond, CA, United States 02-20-12
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    "Tina Fey Too Funny"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bossypants is the first comedy I have purchased, and I would rank it # 1.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina is unique.She is bright and articulate and kinda of raunchy in a good way. This book reflects her amazing comedic talent.


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

    I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. Tina Fey is hilarious!


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    Claus United States 02-20-12
    Claus United States 02-20-12
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    "Tina Fey's narration makes the audiobook"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Recommended for an easy listen while driving. Tina Fey is funny and her narration makes it worthwhile.


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    Katherine Hampden, ME, United States 02-20-12
    Katherine Hampden, ME, United States 02-20-12
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    "I wanted more!"

    Having Tina Fey read her audiobook made it more of a performance than a reading. She's hilarious.

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    JK Los Olivos, CA, United States 02-20-12
    JK Los Olivos, CA, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I Want to be Tina Fey When I Grow Up!"

    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!

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    Andrea United States 02-20-12
    Andrea United States 02-20-12
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    "Another reason to love Tina Fey!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina was honest to the point of being laugh out loud disturbing. When she would answer the


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    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.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She's so real and uses so many personalities in the way she reads each passage.


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

    Laughed...definitely laughed...A LOT


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it, listen, love it, repeat

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    Catherine Iron Mountain, MI, United States 02-20-12
    Catherine Iron Mountain, MI, United States 02-20-12
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    "Sassy satirical life story with a hit of sentiment"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    It made me laugh, out loud, in public, the good kind of hearty real laughter.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tina Fey? Why or why not?

    If she writes another one, I'd check it out. Her style is hilarious but also repetitive. Her tone never varies which gets monotonous.


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

    Her voice, how it was meant to be heard. Its like she's here, telling me her story, or rather, performing it.


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    Shannon 02-20-12
    Shannon 02-20-12
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    "Funny and Feminist"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hearing that women are not perceived as funny because I always thought we were!


    What about Tina Fey???s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I can love a book and not want to listen to it non-stop for 8 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the read.

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