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Bossypants Audiobook
Bossypants
Written by: 
Tina Fey
Narrated by: 
Tina Fey
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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    James 07-26-12
    James 07-26-12
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    "Our Book Club said, "Just ok"."
    What disappointed you about Bossypants?

    Bossypants was chosen by our Book Club as a "lighter read" with an important message for women. When we met, all members seemed to think that the first half of the book was far superior to the second half of the book. There did not seem to be a difference between those who had read the book and those who had listened to the book. All were disappointed in the lack of a message. It is primarily a series of stories from her childhood until the present time. There was also a sense that the section about her television show (30 ROCK) was there to promote the show rather than give us some insight into the role and challenges of being a female executive.


    What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

    We were hoping for more "advice" and "what I have learned". The title alone leads the reader to expect insight into being a "boss". There was little of that contained between the pages.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    n/a


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes it had redeeming qualities. There was humor and at times a very accurate portrayal of teenage years and yearning. There were many stories that we all could relate to. As stated earlier, the first half of the book was far superior to the second half.


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    Ashley 07-25-12
    Ashley 07-25-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Witty and Charming"

    This was definitely a book made even better by Tina Fey's narration. Her stories are charming and humorous, but she doesn't try too hard to make you laugh. The book flows effortlessly. I am a huge Tina Fey fan, and this book did not disappoint. Especially good for lovers of SNL or 30 Rock, this was a great listen from beginning to end. And even if you're not a fan of those shows, Fey delves into all aspects of life, from growing up, to marriage, to having children. A wonderful listen!

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    Loren Pospisil Austin, Texas United States 07-25-12
    Loren Pospisil Austin, Texas United States 07-25-12
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    "Oooh Tina!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes. Tina can tell me her stories all day everyday!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love how she talks about women in the workplace and how we need to support one another instead of looking at one another as a threat..that really struck a cord with me.


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

    No. I enjoy just little peices at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina is hysterical and smart. what a combo.

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    Lydia 07-25-12
    Lydia 07-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Dissappointed"

    I expected this to be a great book, having been chosen as audiobook of the year. Athough it was funny at times, overall I found it to be fluffy and unimportant.

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    Heatherrr West Chester 07-24-12
    Heatherrr West Chester 07-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Worth it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Even if you weren't a big fan of SNL in recent years, it's still funny and engaging.


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    Jane Pasco, WA, United States 07-24-12
    Jane Pasco, WA, United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Some Kind of Joke"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A man who enjoys listening to the ramblings of his wife. Do they exist?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I tried for a long time to find some substance. It fails me.


    Any additional comments?

    I regret buying this. It was a best-seller, but apparently, I am on a different plane. This one is on my delete list.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dr Ag 07-23-12
    Dr Ag 07-23-12
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    "Not what I expected, based on reviews"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, even sample of audible inadequately reflects book


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    A bit too foul - language/graphic characterization


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Author genuinely delivered this short book w/ graphic detail!!


    Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

    Yes, I learned that I should skip future 'audible' works by author!


    Any additional comments?

    Not enjoyable for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christy A. Gunnels 07-23-12
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    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I laughed out loud at these stories (gems of wisdom). I did laugh a lot more than my husband. Perhaps it is a gender specific book. Fey is so self aware that one can't help but like her. Her reading is good, not excellent, though as she occasionally has almost whispered asides that are difficult to discern. And, Tina, if you read this, I had never noticed you had a scar. And, yes, we do have a HD tv.


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

    no


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    Jason Leawood, KS, United States 07-23-12
    Jason Leawood, KS, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2007
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    "I'm so funny, can you believe it?"

    Overall I like this story and as a memoir goes, it's light and easy to listen to. Tina's story is interesting and her reading style is fun and airy. The style is very much like the one she gives with her on screen characters, as in, "can you believe how much fun we're allowed to have?" I like it though after awhile, yeah, I can believe it, next joke please.

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    E. Smelser Pullman, WA 07-22-12
    E. Smelser Pullman, WA 07-22-12 Member Since 2010

    All about the game

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    "Tina Fey - The Right Story for the Right Person"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So far I would put this book above the average audiobook I have listened to so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book is well read by Tina Fey, I liked the context of and the clear progression of the audiobook. It was well laid out, and for a fan of Tina Fey it will be well liked.


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

    This is right on track with other Tina Fey's performances. I felt like I had met the real Tina Fey when I was done with the book, like we had gone out for coffee. She covered topics such as friends, family and parenting. All things I would probably talk about when I was out having coffee with a friend.


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

    How to succeed as a woman without compromise.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is really geared toward the young lady who wants to learn about how you can succeed without compromise. It has a lot of sarcasm that can be enjoyed by everyone. I walked away glad I had listened and with a smile.

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