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!
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"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)
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
Tina does an excellent job of narrating this memoir, giving us a glimpse into her zany life and views. I had such higher expectations for it based on SNL and 30 Rock, and found it didn't reach those expectations. I certainly was amused and giggled along the way, but just quickly. There was no gut-splitting laughter. In this book Tina Fey comes across just as down-to-earth as she seems on tv and in interviews and I appreciate that.
Kristen M. Mentasti
Tina Fey hit a homerun with Bossypants. A great listen for nearly anyone. Funny yet seriously serious at times too.
Hmm...I'm not sure I have another book in my mind to compare this one to.
Yes. This is the best so far.
I laughed out loud on several occassions.
Totally worth it!
Tina Fey reading the book and her funny spin on her experiences
She adds her impressions, prounciations. It felt like she was telling me all about her life, felt more personal.
I may gush a bit here but I really love this women in everything she does. She is smart, witty and realistic. She puts herself down a bunch (as everyone does) and she is willing to share it. She is willing to be the butt of any joke and stands up proudly for the person she has become over the years even though she is the first person to admit she is nowhere near perfect. I loved this book and I will literally buy anything else she is has anything else to do with. If I had a role model it would be her! Don't get me wrong I am an adult woman and I don't have t-shirts or posters of her, but I just truly appreciate that there is someone in the public eye with her personalty.
I don't know if I'd listen to the whole thing again - but definitely parts & I'd definitely recommend it. Her self-deprecating sense of humor is very funny and she gives interesting insights into being a woman in the comedy business...
David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty Some Day... that kind of laugh-out-loud humor. Although his is more along the-spit-out-whatever-you're-drinking-at-the-moment-from-laughter-kind of humor and hers is more uncomfortable-laughter-because-you-can-relate-to-her-awkward-adolescence... either way, very funny.
Obviously, her voice.
Not really -- I listened to it on the subway while commuting to work, which probably made more than one of my fellow passengers uncomfortable when I started smiling & giggling randomly...
Tina Fey's performance
it was hilarious from start to finish, since reading i have been searching foir another story like it and can't find one hope she writes another book!!!
I watch her on 30rock and as she read the story i could just imagine her expresions she did a phenomonal job with this story
The hilarious world of Tina Fey
A must listen even if you havnt done this kind of story before get this one you wont be sorry! I listen to it a couple of times now and still laugh my hiny off!!
Down To Earth
I have none to compare
couldn't put it down . Finished it in one sitting.. And yes it made me laugh.
A great comic, Ms. Fey is also a great reader with superb timing and good pace. Her text felt a wee bit thin and rushed, as if assembled to ride on the coat tails of some event, perhaps her well justified Palin send-up. But it's worth every penny to purchase and every minute to hear.
Suit smelling like sweat and alcohol
Come on! It's Tina Fey! Her inflections and her voices make it a million times better!
She curses throughout the book.
Bossypants is, by far, the worst audiobook I've ever listened to (over 200). I don't know why it has such high reviews or has been listed as a best seller for so long. My opinion of Tina Fey has completely changed. Wow. She's quite enamored with herself. Which would by okay (since this is her book) if the stories were interesting or compelling in any way. Not funny, not touching. I am actually angry that I listened to this book.
Please stay away!! An audio version of the phone book would be more entertaining than Bossypants.
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