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!
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"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)
She is so smart, relatable, and funny! Our lives are so insanely different yet she offers amazing advice and perspective!
This was the second audiobook I've listened to, and I really think the key is listening to an audiobook recorded by the author him/herself. The first audiobook I've listened to was "My Beloved World" by Justice Sotomayor and it was definitely a captivating story. However, Bossypants really turned up the entertainment factor for me and I now look forward to my walk to work.
I am still a fan of physical books and reading, but perhaps no one can really deliver the story of a memoir as well the author him/herself.
Absolutely. In fact I think reading in print would be so much less enjoyable.
If I could have, I would have.
It's like sitting with a fantastically witty friend when you listen. I frequently laughed out loud during her stories. What a treat!
Living my life one chapter at a time!
I would recommend the audiobook for the very solid performance Tina Fey put behind the story.
Bossypants I'm on the fence of recommending. The story itself starts off really slow, but gets fairly entertaining towards its later chapters.
I really enjoyed that she was able to put an actual SNL bit into the audiobook.
The moment that particularly moved me was her struggles with trying to figure out if she wanted a second child.
Absolutely! actually debated missing my second favorite class to keep listening as i arrived to campus
Made me laugh out loud in public and not really care, her own confidence in her own quirkiness is contagious :)
I think it's about time I stretch out a bit...
Absolutely. Number 1: Tina Fey is a friend in my head. Many of the same smartaleck quips, neurotic reflections on life and marveling how at this point in life she hasn't totally F*$@ed it up is exactly my own inner monologue about my life. Both her chronicle and my own makes me laugh aloud, sometimes cackle. Number 2: Her dad sounds like he's hot! LMAO!! Number 3: I am a long time fan of hers from way back in the day, and it is refreshing to hear her reflecting on her own life and not the life of a character she is playing.
Hmmmm I would have to say "Hello Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" by Chelsea Handler (Another friend in my head, but more like partner in crime), but not quite as boozy. And the feel of Jim Gaffigan's books mixed with Ellen Degeneres' "Seriously... I'm Kidding"
That her cussing is the funniest thing I have ever heard. Even from SNL and movies, it's hilarious to me. It doesn't sound forced or campy, just as natural as any jersey girl's, but if a Jersey Girl was cussing on a Sunday after church. Yes, that's why it makes me laugh; it's authentic Jersey Girl Lite.
Yes. I could genuinely relate to some of the experiences and pragmatic perspectives she had with her own life situations with my own.
It was a surprisingly fun listen. Had it not been made a requirement for my course, I don't think I would have chosen this book. But I am super glad I chose this book to listen to. あなたのキャロルに感謝 Carol!!
Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years.
The whole point of Tina Fey is to have some laughs. And she will cause you to laugh, or at least she brought laughter out of me. I laughed out loud more than once. There is some vulgarity, so be prepared. I would buy another of her books.
When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.
I certainly would because of its down to earth approach. Tina Fey did a great job in making her story relate-able and fun. It is good a listen!
most memorable for me was when she was discussing how she learned all about being a lady and beauty tips from her family in Wildwood, NJ. Memorable for me because I am actually from NJ and so i could totally relate to the summers being spent at the Jersey Shore.
Her voice! just the way she spoke about it I'm sure i wouldn't have gotten the same results if i would've read it in my own voice.
The whole book did. I'm glad i got to know her a little better. I was always a fan of hers. She always kept me laughing.
I love how she is so down to earth and her story really shows just how human she really is aside from her being a famous Actress. Very easy and fun listen! I give it 2 thumbs up.
It doesn't feel as much like Tina is directly reading her book, but like she's sitting in front of you, telling you her story.
Tina's wit and humor are apparent throughout her book. It's obvious that she loves writing and acting (of course, I think she is quite good at them). I am now an even bigger fan-girl than I was before I read this, which I didn't think was possible.
I can write a musical hook but not a literature book.
Yes, just so I could laugh as hard as I did the first time I listened to it.
I would have liked to, but I didn't have time for that. However, now that I know the story, the next time I listen is going to have to be a time when I have more than 4 hours to spare so I can get the whole thing down in one shot.
This is more than a book. It is a story; a life story that has no real order. I expected it to be narrative, but it was so much more. Tina is the storyteller, and she is telling her own story. With Tina’s experience as an entertainer, she knows how to captivate her listener by using the comedic approach to a mundane adolescence. Without real chronology, Tina takes her listener through her interpretive brain of an awkward childhood in Upper Darby, PA. while humor follows her through her uncomfortable time at University of Virginia. As she climbed life’s ladder of success, her many anecdotes, while very funny, also give a nod to the harsh reality that she was performing in a world dominated by men. Behind the scenes, Saturday Night Live wasn’t so funny. She was tormented, and talks of the time when she grabbed the Sarah Palin character and let it fly. She talks about getting accepted into Second City in 1992 Chicago, and she takes you into the bowels of “30 Rock.” Tina narrates the book with the same voice as her character on 30 Rock. If you don’t like Tina Fey, her read is funny. If you do like Tina Fey, her read is hilarious.
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