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Bossypants Audiobook

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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    atle Norway 04-16-12
    atle Norway 04-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "30Rocks Tina tells her story"

    Tina Fey tells about her life, but fortunatly most about her TV life. Fun and ironic, but not as neurotic as Liz Lemmon. Tina Fey is smart and fun, and that is this book too.

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    cheryl Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-16-12
    cheryl Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-16-12
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    "Surprisingly not very funny"
    What disappointed you about Bossypants?

    More biographical details than I really wanted to know with remarkably little humor. I was expecting to laugh but instead was truly bored.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    Maybe


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    Julie Houston, TX, United States 04-16-12
    Julie Houston, TX, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining Book that doesn't Disappoint"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would because this book was such a refreshing listen! Tina Fey's spirited reading made you imagine the situations with color and clarity.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Fey! He's a bad ass :)


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    Rainiac 04-13-12
    Rainiac 04-13-12 Member Since 2015

    rainwallace

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    "Enormous Wit and Humor!"

    I always liked Tina Fey, now I like her more. I am going to take her advice and start always wearing a bra. Wish we could see the pictures she talks about in her narration of the audio.

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    Gwenny SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 04-11-12
    Gwenny SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 04-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Tina, Tina, TINA!!!"

    I didn't like her because of her spoof on SNL of Sarah Palin. It's not that I love Sarah Palin, it's that Tina Fey is a feminist and Sarah Palin a female; I thought it was audacious and disrespectful. But Tina more than redeemed herself in Bossypants! I love her. She's real and relate-able and sure as sugar she is a feminist. Tina and I are contemporaries and I felt a kinship with her while reading this book. Save for one thing...my Dad (Doc) is better than her dad (Don)! This listen is great! I highly recommend it for the laughs alone but the story is great too!

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    Scott Winter Park, FL, United States 04-11-12
    Scott Winter Park, FL, United States 04-11-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Mastermind of comedy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey makes you feel like she is sitting down with you over coffee, telling you her story.
    Wonderfully read, and so very funny. Tina lets you know that she can hardly believe herself that she's made it where she is today.
    I love her style, and I will be listening to this book again.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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    vanessa Burlington, ON, Canada 04-11-12
    vanessa Burlington, ON, Canada 04-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "funny fey"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes if they were interested in tina fey


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    tina of course


    What three words best describe Tina Fey’s performance?

    funny, interesting, personable


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

    more than what you see


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Scotch Plains, NJ, United States 04-10-12
    Michael Scotch Plains, NJ, United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself! - i'm Mike

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    "Funny and entertaining book - worth a listen"

    If you enjoy Tina Fey's SNL work or the type of humor on 30 Rock, you'll love this book. It's written in Tina Fey's signature style. While at times it can go on for a while without any jokes or funny quips, it's still an interesting, biographical account of her life.

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    LB Seattle, WA, United States 04-10-12
    LB Seattle, WA, United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I liked this book!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bossypants was an easy to read/listen to book! It was funny and amusing and I enjoyed the stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey!


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the sound effects were funny - I'm not used to that on an audiobook. I'm happy that she was the voice of the audiobook.

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    Dan Westlake, OH, United States 04-09-12
    Dan Westlake, OH, United States 04-09-12
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    "The driver with the stupid grin on his face was me"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to several biographical audio books and this one is on top for insight, entertainment and pure joy of listening.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I can't compare Bossypants with any other book. Although


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina Fey's performance is fresh and disarmingly funny. Really fun to listen to. Great little side notes. Always referring to the pictures in the PDF was pretty funny, too. Because I never got a PDF with my download.


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

    I laughed out loud so much it made other drivers smile seeing me driving with that stupid grin on my face.


    Any additional comments?

    I would definitely buy another Tina Fey audio book. On any subject.

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