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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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    M.G. 03-20-14
    M.G. 03-20-14
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    "Funnny & Entertaining"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to it again; it made me laugh, and I learned interesting tidbits about SNL and 30 Rock.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina


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

    On SNL; this is funnier overall but nothing can beat her portrayal of Sara Palin on SNL, which she discusses in this book.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The last chapters where she talked about motherhood were the funniest to me.

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    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 03-20-14
    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 03-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "As funny as any one skit,..."

    ...but much more endearing. A well rounded memoir played for comic effect. Her asides and disclaimers were hilarious.

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    Alyssa Homan Los Angeles, CA USA 03-14-14
    Alyssa Homan Los Angeles, CA USA 03-14-14 Member Since 2015

    My commute is long and the audiobooks are longer. Brevity is not my strong suit. @alyssahoman

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    "Do your thing and don't care if they like it."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Tiny Fey is an excellent narrator (as is to be expected) which makes this book just that much more entertaining. Hearing the story in her voice adds an extra level of enjoyment. This adaptation to an audiobook was done very well with auditory cues, a visual companion and samples of the clips she references in the book (which means you don't need to take a break to look it up on YouTube).


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Bossypants is a memoir of a comedian and would reside within that realm. Comparing it to others would be unfair since it is so specific to her life and thoughts.


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

    This is the first audiobook I have heard her narrate for. She is just as effervescent as she is on SNL and 30 Rock.


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

    It made me rethink some of the ways that I deal with people and work. She has a unique, informed take on a lot of things and her anecdotes do a great job of illustrating some great life lessons. It was very lighthearted but I think that has a lot to do with the way she has learned to deal with intense situations and that is a pretty great message.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this to everyone. Tina Fey is smart, strong and (of course) hilarious. Being able to learn from her is a privilege.

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    Amye Austin, TX, United States 03-13-14
    Amye Austin, TX, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2012

    I wonder if it's ok to say I "read" a book when I really listened to it??....

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    "I read this twice within 3 weeks..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but I would say with Tina Fey actually narrating, it's got to be better.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    This is the first of this type of biography that I've read (comedian bio). I read Mindy Kahling's book and enjoyed it, but then I read Bossypants again right after.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many....I love when she's describing her dad. I also love the story about climbing Old Rag Mountain. Laughed out loud many MANY times.


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

    So much laughing...


    Any additional comments?

    Instant classic!

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    Kim LaCrosse, FL, United States 03-12-14
    Kim LaCrosse, FL, United States 03-12-14
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    "Wonderful book."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina wrote about good and bad things in her life. This book showed us what her life is like. Where she came from to who she is today.


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    CanCan Birmingham, AL, United States 03-09-14
    CanCan Birmingham, AL, United States 03-09-14

    I live in Brooklyn. I am not artisanal.

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    "My Favorite Audio Book Of All Time"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I was laughing out loud on the New York subway...if you are a New Yorker you know what a faux paux this is but I just couldn't help myself. I love the story, identify with it SO MUCH and Tina Fey tells it better than anyone could.


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    Mike LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, United States 03-06-14
    Mike LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, United States 03-06-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved the Insight into Tina Fey's life."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Her anecdotes and stories are inspiring, enlightening, and just plain fun. Wonderfully written. The perspective I gained from her life has been fascinating and eye-opening, especially in regard to gender, struggle, feeling like an underdog, and comedy in general. I honestly feel I have undergone emotional growth just listening to this. Thank you, Tina.


    What aspect of Tina Fey’s performance would you have changed?

    Picky technical note: I found it distracting that her voice would trail off on several lines, awkwardly faded out.


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    Michael Friedman Delmar, NY USA 03-03-14
    Michael Friedman Delmar, NY USA 03-03-14 Member Since 2014

    Bubikon

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    "Pretty Empty"

    OK, I'm a guy. I don't watch 30 Rock or Saturday Night Live. This is a book about a very nice woman with a nice life. It has little imagination or perspective. It is not very funny. I really could care less about her child's fingernails or her decision to have a second child. I am sure the themes resonate with a lot of people, I'm guessing mostly women. However, to me it was pretty empty. Sorry.

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    Justin Kalamazoo, MI 02-24-14
    Justin Kalamazoo, MI 02-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    "My go-to happy listen"
    Any additional comments?

    The first time through this audiobook, I laughed so hard. Since then, this has been my go-to book for a smile at the end of a long day! Her narration is excellent (including voices for characters like Sarah Palin) and her balance of honesty and sarcasm is perfect. Really enjoyable listen!

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    Derrelynn United States 02-22-14
    Derrelynn United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I actually would! It was laugh out loud funny and it was nice hearing it in Tina's own voice.


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

    Loved the chapter about her dad, Don Fey


    Any additional comments?

    Really entertaining, recommending it to all my girlfriends.

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