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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    Alexandra Newark, NJ 08-17-12
    Alexandra Newark, NJ 08-17-12
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    "Five hours of standup!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very highly! It was one of the first audiobooks that I've listened to, and now I am reviewing it following my second listen. I love that Tina narrates it herself, and I laughed a ton.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Well, I have heard that Chelsea Handler's "Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea" is along the same vein, but I haven't listened to it yet. Bossypants is a lot like listening to standup, and Audible has some great standup recordings, so I guess I could compare it to those.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I loved that she was so open and honest, I appreciated the self deprecating humor. It was really neat hearing her talk about celebrities as her peers (Alec Baldwin, Lorne Michaels, etc.), so one could get a bit of insight into their lives as well as her own.


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

    Actually what I liked a lot about the book is that since she describes several different events in her life, it was easy to stop and start without getting lost. I didn't feel like I was forced to keep listening all at once at the risk of forgetting an important plot point.


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    Judy 08-17-12
    Judy 08-17-12
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    "I Almost Drove Off A Mountain!"

    My husband and I picked this book for one leg of our road trip. He doesn't care for fiction and we both enjoy comedy. Without spoiling it, there is one part when she is talking about summer camp where I was laughing so hard, I almost drove the car off the side of a mountain! We had to stop the audio book and pull over so I could wipe the tears from my eyes!

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    Todd Wellesley, MA, United States 08-16-12
    Todd Wellesley, MA, United States 08-16-12

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    "Easy and thoroughly enjoyable... Very funny!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I listened to this audio on my daily commute, when reading a book would be impossible. the audio version made it very easy to complete in my 2 hours in transit per day.


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

    Tina Fey covers a range of subjects from her family and childhood to Second City, SNL, Sarah Palin and 30 Rock. Her voiceover kept it very genuine and entertaining.


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    sara Mentor, OH, United States 08-14-12
    sara Mentor, OH, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Map for other Memoirs"

    Tina Fey is a celebrity trying to please network bosses, relatives in Youngstown and a demanding toddler. Her story is a window into TV land and the life of an ambitious talent somehow propelled by self-doubt. But more than that, as someone who likes (and sometimes needs) a little push to be more of a bossy pants, I appreciated her directions on how to make it work. Improv, she tells us, is all about saying, "Yes," and then reacting. Since life is indeed an improv, I very much enjoyed lending her my ear. Her reading was ironic, empathetic and her timing brilliant. Loved it.

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    Katelyn phelan, CA, United States 08-14-12
    Katelyn phelan, CA, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "So funny I had to share"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I've always loved Tina Fey, but I couldn't stop listening to this book. It was way too short.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really loved when she went through all the lines from 30 Rock and which writer they are credited to. My sister and I talk in 30 rock lines, so it was really funny to hear how they came about.


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

    It totally made my laugh. It was great. I've made 2 people listen to it after me


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    Xylene 08-14-12
    Xylene 08-14-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "High expectations not met"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    If there was anything I would change about this book, it would be the flow of events in her book. I would have appreciated it more if she did not jump around too much when telling her story.


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

    Bossypants might have made me realize that this type of genre is not for me but I think I would still try out another book just to make sure.


    What three words best describe Tina Fey’s voice?

    Three words to describe Tina Fey's voice are quirky, upbeat and supportive.


    Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

    Bossypants inspired me to never apologize for who I am and not to care of what other people thought of me. As long as I know that what I want, go for it and do not look back.


    Any additional comments?

    I downloaded the standard quality audiobook in my iPhone and was distracted with the slight echo quality while listening.

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    Hilary San Francisco, CA, United States 08-13-12
    Hilary San Francisco, CA, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hilarious"

    I highly recommend. The fact that Tina Fey does the narration makes it extremely enjoyable and I know people who have read the book and still want to hear the book on tape. The comedic timing when read is spot on and totally enhances the experience.

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    K. Cuzzone Chicago, IL 08-13-12
    K. Cuzzone Chicago, IL 08-13-12
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    "Classic Tina Fey"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've only listened to two and this was the better of the two.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved Tina reading her own words,and occaissionally it seemed that she added little side comments that weren't in the book (but were funny).


    Any additional comments?

    As a big Tina Fey and 30 Rock fan, I enjoyed the chapters about 30 Rock. It was interesting to get a behind the scenes view and the only bad thing about the audiobook is when it ended! It was also cool that they were able to put clips from SNL in there.

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    Thomas CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-13-12
    Thomas CHICAGO, IL, United States 08-13-12
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    "Funny woman, hilarious book!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is truly a witty and talented comedy writer (as you can tell from her work on SNL and 30 Rock) but it really comes out and makes Bossypants a pleasure to read. The book is a fantastic mix of personal stories, advice, top ten lists, and even a poem or two - the end result is not only sure to have you laughing out loud but also has some endearing moments that gives the book a heart. Overall I was very pleased - and you can't beat Tina Fey reading it herself for the audiobook - that definitely makes this a five star instead of four star review.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I typically don't buy comedy books so I don't have anything to compare it to, but this one makes me want to try more.


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

    She really does bring the book to life, and to have an author herself read you her own biography makes you feel like you're sitting across from her on a couch for hours and laughing together.


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

    Much laughing. No crying, except for when the laughing was too extreme and I couldn't catch my breath. Do expect to do a lot of smiling and occasional giggling and full-blown laughing if you're listening to this with headphones in public.


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    Cassia SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, United States 08-13-12
    Cassia SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, United States 08-13-12
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    "A good time was had by all"

    Timing is everything - absolutely worth it to hear Tina tell her story, her way.

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