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
"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)
Laugh quite a bit :)
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.
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.
Possibly, but I'd probably not buy one written by her.
There were a few funny bits but too much space between.
Fey does an ok job as a narrator.
Yes, quirky, honest play by play of behind the scenes
Hire good people and stay out of there way.
Women aren't funny or are they?
Listens while running
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.
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.
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.
Tina's self-deprecation throughout. Always great!
She sounded like herself, comedic timing was perfect.
The whole thing!
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.
arrogant, nasty, uninformed
The performance was good.
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.
Her description of her childhood.
no, but i plan to!
This is one of my first biography type listens. I can't hardly put it down though!
Not to the end yet so I don't know. Loving the Alec Baldwin and Loren Michaels scenes though.
If read by anyone but Tina it would be disappointing. She has a great animated voice and the story rings true coming from her.
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....
Tina Fey was absolutely hilarious and I laughed out loud.
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.
LAUGH a ton.
This was a great introduction to audiobooks, against which I will compare all other books to come.
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