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Bossypants Audiobook

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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    Michele 06-19-12
    Michele 06-19-12
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    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    Not sure


    Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

    Laugh quite a bit :)


    Any additional comments?

    This is a high speed story of Tina's experience and life. It made me laugh as not many books have and though not the deepest story out there it's a great for keeping e road rage in check and kept me listening.

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    Kent Karlskrona, Sweden 06-19-12
    Kent Karlskrona, Sweden 06-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Not getting why this is so highly regarded."
    What disappointed you about Bossypants?

    It just wasn't that funny.
    Most jokes were just mildly amusing tidbits about things I cared little about.
    Despite the short length the jokes seemed few and far between.


    Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Nope.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tina Fey?

    Possibly, but I'd probably not buy one written by her.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There were a few funny bits but too much space between.
    Fey does an ok job as a narrator.


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    Joanne San Francisco, CA, USA 06-18-12
    Joanne San Francisco, CA, USA 06-18-12
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    "Tina's my Heroine, and my supply has run dry"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, quirky, honest play by play of behind the scenes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Hire good people and stay out of there way.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Women aren't funny or are they?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-18-12 Member Since 2010

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    "LOVED this book"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is a fantastic writer, narrator, and--from what I can tell--person. I often enjoy listening to authors read their work, and Fey is one of the best I've heard.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the critical reflection Fey engaged in throughout the book. I was probably most engaged in her commentary on motherhood. I wish all moms could somehow be forced to listen to her advice. Really I just want to make every woman I know read this book and follow Fey's advice that we should try to be a bit nicer to one another.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chelsi LINCOLN, NE, United States 06-18-12
    Chelsi LINCOLN, NE, United States 06-18-12
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    "A joy!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would absolutely listen to this again, she was fun to listen to and had very interesting stories to share. As a fan of 30 Rock, in particular, it was great to hear background info on the series and actors involved.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina's self-deprecation throughout. Always great!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She sounded like herself, comedic timing was perfect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole thing!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie 06-18-12
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    "A Little Too Nasty for Me"
    What would have made Bossypants better?

    The offensive language could have been minimized and Tina could have taken a more humble approach on delicate issues. I did not appreciate her arrogant slant to some sensitive issues.


    Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe.


    What three words best describe Tina Fey’s performance?

    arrogant, nasty, uninformed


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The performance was good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ellen San Francisco, CA, United States 06-18-12
    ellen San Francisco, CA, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun to listen to!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It has a lot of good laughs in it. It's like having tea with a good friend who you share a lot of history with.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her description of her childhood.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, but i plan to!


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Polly 06-13-12
    Polly 06-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I am loving this!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my first biography type listens. I can't hardly put it down though!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Not to the end yet so I don't know. Loving the Alec Baldwin and Loren Michaels scenes though.


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

    If read by anyone but Tina it would be disappointing. She has a great animated voice and the story rings true coming from her.


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

    Absolutely!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LavaTux Fremont, CA United States 06-12-12
    LavaTux Fremont, CA United States 06-12-12
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    "Fooled by all the 5 star reviews"

    I started the book expecting to really love it, but half way through I am thoroughly disappointed. Tina Fey was really funny on SNL, but the book has very few (but enjoyable) funny moments. As a male listener, there were certain sections that were outright boring.
    AND she talks too fast and assumes that the listener is sitting an arm chair with headphones. Nope... I am in a car in traffic and if you go too fast, I risk getting a ticket if I have to rewind....

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    T. Draper San Francisco, CA 06-11-12
    T. Draper San Francisco, CA 06-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Tina Fey as We Know Her"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey was absolutely hilarious and I laughed out loud.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    It's Tiny Fey! I loved everything about her performance. It never felt like a narration. It just felt like she was talking to a friend about her life.


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

    LAUGH a ton.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great introduction to audiobooks, against which I will compare all other books to come.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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