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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    Megan ARNOLD, MD, United States 09-10-12
    Megan ARNOLD, MD, United States 09-10-12
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    "Very Enjoyable!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I think that having Tina Fey as the narrator made her book so much more fun! She had great asides and hilarious stories that really gave a glimpse into her life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!


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    DLaraway ALBANY, NY, United States 09-09-12
    DLaraway ALBANY, NY, United States 09-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "For Tina Fey Fans"
    Any additional comments?

    I like Tina Fey, so I enjoyed the listen. Not an epic tale or lovely story but that is not really the point of a Tina Fey book, is it?

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    Nurilign lakeville, mn, United States 09-08-12
    Nurilign lakeville, mn, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent book and Educationally Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is written from the perspective of inner voice and enriching life experiences. Tina Fey did a remarkable job capturing her readers and audiences from the start of the book till the end while she flourishing it through laughter.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her prayers for her daughter is such a memorable part of the book, not only it was eloquently put together, it was also so real.


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    Marista Gladewater, TX, USA 09-06-12
    Marista Gladewater, TX, USA 09-06-12

    Marista Skye

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    "Just three stars for the story is a compliment..."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is absolutely hysterical, and not just the funny kind of hysterical, emotionally too. The three stars as a compliment means she took a mediocre story and made it crazy entertaining by her excellent performance. Just ask her, she will explain it to you...


    If you’ve listened to books by Tina Fey before, how does this one compare?

    N/a this is my very first audio book experience.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    The one that Tina did, haha! She did them all!


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

    When she talks about her dad, I was moved to envy her and her awesome father, because my dad is/was so embarrassing.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Tina is my long lost aunt or cousin. And I miss her.

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    Cheree Thornton, CO, United States 09-06-12
    Cheree Thornton, CO, United States 09-06-12
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    "A truely funny book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend because Tina Fey is hilarious, and easy to like.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Tina, she is funny.


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

    Tina brings her personality to her own words in this book, and I loved it.


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

    I remember laughing out loud when Tina described her chest.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a good book, audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy St Augustine, FL, United States 09-05-12
    Nancy St Augustine, FL, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun!"

    For me, it was a 'giggle as you go listen'. I love
    Tina Fey & so listening to her narrate her own made it even better!

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    Jordan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 09-05-12
    Jordan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 09-05-12
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    "Tina Fey mi amor"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Impossible to say (that is- why would I do both?).


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen. She's a brilliant woman.

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    Gregg Thomas Stokes Reno, Nevada 09-03-12
    Gregg Thomas Stokes Reno, Nevada 09-03-12 Member Since 2012

    Designer, Dreamer, Digital Doer. I love to take walks, garden, and putter around while listening to a good book.

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    "Don Fey is my Hero"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I liked that fact that Tina read it and added her unique comic timing to an incredibly witty book. She was able to weave her personal narrative into an engaging, thoughtful stream-of-consciousnesses that revealed what makes her more than just another retired SNL comedian.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked Don Fey. I liked how she was able to sum up the most interesting man alive.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    What, she does impressions?


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

    It was laugh-out-loud funny and I'm never going to erase it off my audio playing device, which could or could not be an Apple product. I will consider this a must read/listen to book when I teach my drama class. I've never taught a drama class, but I've done Improv and got a degree in theatre. Not theater, theatre. You know.


    Any additional comments?

    I never got the pdf, I feel cheated.

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    Kristen 09-03-12
    Kristen 09-03-12
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    "Tina Fey is fabulous!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Im so glad she decided to voice her own book! She has a way of saying things that I don't think anyone else could copy properly. This thing makes me laugh and cheer and agree with her through the entire thing!! (ALL 20 TIMES I HAVE LISTENED SO FAR)
    She is the bomb!! But it right now!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She is so honest and has that wonderfuly dry witty humor.


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    AA Andover, MA, United States 09-03-12
    AA Andover, MA, United States 09-03-12
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    "Tina Fey is Awesome!"

    Having Tina Fey narrate her own book was great since her humor and personality really shone through. I'm somewhat familiar with Tina Fey but am not a huge fan or anything so I found the book very interesting and learned a lot. Overall, the book is funny and interesting with her many stories about SNL, being a woman comedian and being a mother. This was the PERFECT audiobook in particular because of these stories. You'll definitely enjoy it!

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