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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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    Erin DeAnjou 08-31-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Caution: May hurt from laughing."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina uses her great sense of humor to deliver an impressive life story in a purely entertaining way.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina has the best way of delivering the subtly interjected jokes.


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

    Laugh!!!


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    Bilyili 08-31-12
    Bilyili 08-31-12
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    "Very Disappointing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    After reading the reviews of the readers’ feedback I purchased the book and was very disappointed that it was not funny or entertaining as the readers have mentioned… I actually find it annoying and boring. The fact that the author reads is does not add to the experience. She is talking about trivial things and gives her own opinion which is neither original nor adds value to the view on the facts or situation she is describing. I went half way through and had to abandon this book. Such a waste of time and money! Probably people who were watching her show or are her admirers would find this book useful as a source to get to know the author intimately.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I would go with an author who I have read before and enjoyed and would not experiment based on the best selling list books.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappoitment.


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    Stuart 08-30-12
    Stuart 08-30-12
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    "Proof That Women Can Be As Vulgar As Men!"
    What would have made Bossypants better?

    Ms. Fey did not need to strive to be as reproachable as her males counterparts.


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

    Yes!


    What didn’t you like about Tina Fey’s performance?

    She's emulating her male counterparts in an effort to show she can be as 'good' as they are. I was hoping she would be less offensive than other humorists, but alas...


    What character would you cut from Bossypants?

    Tina Fey.


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    Maggi Brighton, MA, United States 08-28-12
    Maggi Brighton, MA, United States 08-28-12
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    "Ha-larious"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina fey has a great voice and adds to the book when she reads it.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to this book while running and sometimes I have to stop And laugh. Great audio candy

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    Hollins 08-28-12
    Hollins 08-28-12
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    "Fantastic Narration!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to another book read by Tina Fey, again, although I am not a big re-reader/listener of books I've already consumed. Too many new ones to try instead!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I never even realized she had a scar--one that apparently is a big deal. I had to Google it after that part.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The discussion on how she ended up doing Sarah Palin, and the fallout from it.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina's a superb narrator; I really think the book comes alive being read by her.

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    Leanne Toronto, ON, Canada 08-27-12
    Leanne Toronto, ON, Canada 08-27-12
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    "Hilarious!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book was so funny, I could barely stop laughing while listening. I had read a few reviews saying she spoke too quietly at parts, which turned out to be true, but it was because she was giving side notes or funny underhand remarks. Overall, a GREAT book to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dayna MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States 08-27-12
    dayna MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I mean, it's Tina Fey. Of course it's good!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina is telling her own story and conveys it perfectly! It's like having a friend in your car telling you a really interesting story.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    This was my first audio book, so I don't really have a comparison just yet. It's good, tho, trust me.


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

    She is reading it herself, so you get her voice, her inflection and you can't misunderstand anything that was intended to be sarcasm because you can hear it in her voice.


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

    If I could have listened to this all at once, I would have. As it is, I will definitely listen again and again.


    Any additional comments?

    It's just as awesome as she is, so if you like her, you will like this.

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    Claudia M. Dobelstein GA 08-27-12 Member Since 2015

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    "A Hoot!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    A Laugh Outloud


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I Feel Bad About My Neck
    I Remember Nothing


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of it


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

    Dealing with her scar


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    D. Jones 08-27-12
    D. Jones 08-27-12
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    "You know her..."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    At least you feel like you do, and that is her genius...you don't know her, of course, and that is the reason for the book. It was my first selection as a member of Audible; I never regretted the decision. Tina Fey talks directly to you and tells her story and surprise! Her story gives a lot of credit to others. She is charming and generous. She makes me smile everytime I see her face because I know that behind her imp-ish smirk there is really an imp.


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    Alexandra PEMBROKE PINES, FL, United States 08-27-12
    Alexandra PEMBROKE PINES, FL, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Tina Fey at her best!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Having Tina Fey narrate the book using her many different voices to represent different characters made the book even more hilarious! The experience of listening us far better than reading in this case ad Tina Fey shows in her memoirs why she has such staying power as a leading comedian and writer,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I especially love the replay of the SNL clip when she played Sarah Palin and Amy played Hilary Clinton---PRICELESS!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If you want to laugh your pants off, go see this show!


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey at her best--no wonder it won Best Audiobook for 2011--WELL DESERVED!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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