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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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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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    C guttatus Goleta, CA USA 05-01-11
    C guttatus Goleta, CA USA 05-01-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Brilliant!"

    Cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's hilarious, insightful, intelligent and interesting. I only wish it was twice as long.

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    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 04-27-11
    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 04-27-11 Member Since 2007

    I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.

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    "You must download this book!"

    I really loved this book. Tina is an awesome reader as well as a writer. I enjoyed getting to know her better and appreciated her candid thoughts about being a women. There should be no hesitation -- this is a book you will love to listen to. Great job Tina!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Holger Buerger San Francisco 04-25-11
    Holger Buerger San Francisco 04-25-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Great Book"

    I'm a fan of 30 Rock and so it was a no brainer to listen to the Audio book. If you like Tina Fay's style of comedy or style you will not be disappointed with this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Brooklyn Park, MN, United States 04-23-11
    Paul Brooklyn Park, MN, United States 04-23-11
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    "Please Make Up Your Mind, Tina"

    I bought this book to be entertained...and I cannot deny that it has many more laughs scattered throughout (especially the first half) than any other semi-autobiographical book I have ever read. ...but as the book goes on she spends more time reminding me I should be sorry for having a penis or rationalizing the social commentary behind her art than entertaining.

    Still worth burning a credit on.....but.........

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    L. Lyter Kempton, PA 04-23-11
    L. Lyter Kempton, PA 04-23-11 Member Since 2010

    Runner, Commuter, Dietitian with a passion for U.S. History.

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    "Spot on!"

    I have to confess, I haven't watched TV since the mid 90's except under duress in the Colonoscopy center waiting room. I don't even know how to operate a remote. I had only the vaguest idea who Tina Fey was from the Sarah Palin You Tube clips. I haven't watched SNL since Gilda Radner left. Nonethless, I read the reviews and plowed ahead with an audiobook by a TV comidienne who I knew little about, and furthermore, was narrated by the author (generally a losing proposition in audiobooks.) Am I glad I did! Tina Fay just nails it on the Catholic High School drama crowd, semi-closeted gay kids, kiddie birthday parties, the front desk and the Y, and best of all, cross state trips on I-80 to visit kin. You see, Tina Fey, I have been in that restroom at the Subway in Dubois, and I promise that I won't yell advice through the stall door. You hit this one out of the ballpark! p.s. thank you for telling me 30 Rock is available on iTunes - I'm already into Season One. Cheers on the new baby and having the greatest job in the world.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gena DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI, United States 04-23-11
    Gena DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI, United States 04-23-11
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    "Funny and Thought Provoking"

    Tina Fey is hilarious! She is brutally and embarrassingly honest in a very funny way about experiences that all women go through. I appreciated her commentary and loved this audiobook. I have convinced both my 50-something year old mom and my 16 yr old daughter to listen to it because I KNOW they will relate to it as well as I did.

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    Amazon Customer Hampstead, MD, United States 04-22-11
    Amazon Customer Hampstead, MD, United States 04-22-11
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    "Laugh out loud (in a public place) funny"

    I bought it to listen to on a bus to and from vacation. Turns out it was a terrible choice, for how much and how loudly I laughed on a bus full of drowsy people.

    Fey has a clear voice, a great message laced in with her witty remembrances of her life and career so far, and timing that KILLS me.

    The chapter about beauty had me in tears. Very literally. Absolutely wonderful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Somone Glendale, AZ, United States 04-22-11
    Somone Glendale, AZ, United States 04-22-11
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    "Best Audio Book I've Encountered"

    It's awesome. Download it, you will laugh and want to listen to it all at once... it's that good. I am re-listening now. Do it now!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Crawfordsville, IN, United States 04-22-11
    Becky Crawfordsville, IN, United States 04-22-11
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    "I love Tina Fey"

    Tina Fey is my hero. I purchased the audiobook rather than the paper version because it's read by the author herself; I can't imagine that reading the text could be as gratifying as hearing her voice and delivery.

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    Sheryl 04-21-11
    Sheryl 04-21-11
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    "Loved it!"

    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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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