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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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    Polly FORT WORTH, TX, United States 12-26-12
    Polly FORT WORTH, TX, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun and easy to listen to."

    Great story, an easy listen. Highly recommend if you enjoy Tina Fey. She narrates, which makes it even better.

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    Alisa Elk grove village, IL, United States 12-23-12
    Alisa Elk grove village, IL, United States 12-23-12
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    "Tina Fey Rocks!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    She is so real and funny. I could listen to this again and again.


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    Cate 12-19-12
    Cate 12-19-12
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    "Laugh Out Loud Funny"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is hysterical. The only disappointment is all of the references to the addendum - which you don't get here even though Ms. Fey says it is available in a PDF download. I would have appreciated seeing the references.


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    Leslie San Jose, CA, United States 12-19-12
    Leslie San Jose, CA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Laughed so hard I cried"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I laughed a lot


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor


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

    Her v oice and tonality. She also had excerpts from SNL


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

    I laughed so hard I cried


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    Megan VAN NUYS, CA, United States 12-19-12
    Megan VAN NUYS, CA, United States 12-19-12
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    "Funny and Engaging"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved that Tina Fey both wrote it and read it. It was the most performance like audio book I have ever listened to.


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

    There was comedic timing and character that I wouldn't have experienced if I had not listened to the book and instead read it.


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

    I loved how much her daughter means to her. At one point she's talking about something big and important going on in her career, but in the same breath she's worried about some things she ordered for her daughter's birthday party that haven't arrived yet.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the variety of things she wrote about and how they all tied in together, different vignettes of her life that collectively make her who she is.

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    Nick Chicago, IL, United States 12-19-12
    Nick Chicago, IL, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012

    Will read (or in this case, listen) to just about anything.

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    "Excellent."

    I loved this book - it was great for the road. As a side note, several of my friends read the book, too, and the unsurprising group response: the more you like 30 Rock and Tina Fey, the more you'll like this book (duh).

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    Donald E. Campbell Pearl, MS USA 12-18-12
    Donald E. Campbell Pearl, MS USA 12-18-12 Member Since 2012

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    "It's like she's in the room with you"
    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Part of the attraction of this audiobook to me was the "real" feel of it. It did not feel like a finely polished production, and I think that added to the enjoyment. It was like Fey was in the other room washing dishes and was just talking about her life. To be honest, it took me about a Chapter to get used to this, but once I got into it, I really liked the presentation. You feel like a good friend just left after an enjoyable conversation when it is over.


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    André Sao Paulo, Brazil 12-18-12
    André Sao Paulo, Brazil 12-18-12
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    "It's OK to be a woman and a boss! NOT"

    Tina Fey's skills as a communicator really stand out in this audiobook. Her take on the way an audiobook should be recorded makes you wonder why so many titles are incredibly dull to listen to.

    On the other hand, for a book whose initial purpose is to answer the question of "how is it for you [Tina Fey, a woman] to be the boss of all those people", it talks a awful lot about boys and dresses and how a girl must have male homosexual friends... I mean, I think a feminine touch to any work environment is very welcome, especially if this touch means going to an office free of jars full of... well, read the book and you'll know. But I don't believe that women must talk about how they gave birth to their children in order to claim their space in an world "dominated" by men.

    Being a feminist shouldn't be about being as shallow as men, but with the opposite sign.

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    Scott arligton, OH, United States 12-17-12
    Scott arligton, OH, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Totally enjoyed it."

    Funny, poignant and some insight into behind the scenes at SNL and more. She does a fantastic job of reading the book too.

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    Jeff Columbus 12-15-12
    Jeff Columbus 12-15-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Tina is Great! Love her comedy"

    Some parts of the story was definitely more woman - bent. But guys can skip or listen through.

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