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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

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 these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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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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    Ann 02-13-12
    Ann 02-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Real and Really Funny"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Just damn funny.


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

    Tina's expressions and her intonation in her voice makes her content so much more than if I were to read it. She's smart, funny, self-deprecating, authentic and still optimistic.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best reasons to ignore everyone around you, look terribly important by staying

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    Ross New London, MN, United States 02-13-12
    Ross New London, MN, United States 02-13-12
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    "Don't judge a book by its weird cover"

    I love Tina Fey! What a talent. A very fun read, written by a very humble superstar.

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    Diane Tucson, AZ, United States 02-13-12
    Diane Tucson, AZ, United States 02-13-12
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Reminds me of David Sedaris' sarcastic wit, but from a straight woman's perspective, although I don't think her delivery is quite as good as his - probably because she speaks so rapidly that the humor doesn't have the comedic pause that his does.


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    NICUNURSE 02-13-12
    NICUNURSE 02-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I laughed until I cried!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    She was so..down to earth...and very, very funny. She remembers intimate details about her life and when she shares those details, you feel you are right there as it is happening. She points out the humor in situations that I would never have seen!


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    Susan Monroe, NY, United States 02-13-12
    Susan Monroe, NY, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2009

    An avid reader living in NY.

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    "Funny and unexpected"

    This book was more than I expected. Tina gives you a lot of information about her personal history, events that shaped her and that she found particularly funny, how she got in show business, and how passionate she is for impowering women in her business. She rambles once or twice in the book, but her rambling is as endearing as she is.

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    Barbro Tveit 02-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "One must know this writer to enjoy her story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No I can honestly say so. I kept hoping it would get better. I think one must know about this person to fully enjoy her story. i don't.


    What was most disappointing about Tina Fey???s story?

    See above coment.


    How could the performance have been better?

    She is ?? very fast talker. Slow it up ?? bit. If she makes ?? point. Let it sink in ?? bit for the listener.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    Kaitlyn United States 02-12-12
    Kaitlyn United States 02-12-12
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    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I absolutely loved this book. I downloaded it before work one day and finished it that afternoon. I couldn't turn it off. I'm not a die hard Tina Fey fan or anything, but this book has been on my


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    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 02-08-12
    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 02-08-12
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    "This book made me laugh out loud."

    I bought this book solely on the high reviews and the high number of people who had listened to this book. I knew next to nothing of Tina Fey. I knew she was in 30 Rock, which was about the extent of the book. I came away just loving this funny , down to earth woman. On the other hand, I love Steve Martin, and have followed his career since the 70's., however, his autobiography left me cold. I knew nothing more about him than when I had before listening to the book. Im glad I took a chance on an unknown, (for me!) comedian, and got this books. I spent an enjoyable afternoon, laughing, and smiling my way through my day! Highly recommended.

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    Leonard 02-08-12
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    "John Belushi was wrong: Women can be funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I got hooked on 30 Rock through Netflix and just finished episode 102. Listening to Bossypants during my commutes rounded out the experience and filled in the gaps around this gifted artist.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Glimpses into the character and influences of Lorne Michaels were interesting. There has been a lot of throwaway material from SNL in the past, but there were also many iconic moments.


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

    When a comedian narrates their own book, they can add so much to the product. Their intimate knowledge of the material can be reflected in the timing, intonation, and voices to take a book to the next level - performance.


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

    I use audiobooks to make useful time of my commutes, so I always listen to books in 20-50 minute chunks. It's entertaining however you listen to this book. The pace is quick - you won't be bored.


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked this, and aren't offended by some rough language, you'll like Sarah Silverman's

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    Charles 02-08-12
    Charles 02-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Definitely worth it!"

    Really enjoyed Tina reading it. I also liked hearing about the backstory of certain characters, like Sarah Palin.
    Thanks!

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