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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

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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    Ashley TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States 06-28-12
    Ashley TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States 06-28-12
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    "SpeakInStatementsInsteadOfApologeticQuestions"
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    I may gush a bit here but I really love this women in everything she does. She is smart, witty and realistic. She puts herself down a bunch (as everyone does) and she is willing to share it. She is willing to be the butt of any joke and stands up proudly for the person she has become over the years even though she is the first person to admit she is nowhere near perfect. I loved this book and I will literally buy anything else she is has anything else to do with. If I had a role model it would be her! Don't get me wrong I am an adult woman and I don't have t-shirts or posters of her, but I just truly appreciate that there is someone in the public eye with her personalty.

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    Jeweliana New York, NY 06-27-12
    Jeweliana New York, NY 06-27-12
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    "Tina Fey... Read by Tina Fey... Very funny!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I don't know if I'd listen to the whole thing again - but definitely parts & I'd definitely recommend it. Her self-deprecating sense of humor is very funny and she gives interesting insights into being a woman in the comedy business...


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty Some Day... that kind of laugh-out-loud humor. Although his is more along the-spit-out-whatever-you're-drinking-at-the-moment-from-laughter-kind of humor and hers is more uncomfortable-laughter-because-you-can-relate-to-her-awkward-adolescence... either way, very funny.


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

    Obviously, her voice.


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

    Not really -- I listened to it on the subway while commuting to work, which probably made more than one of my fellow passengers uncomfortable when I started smiling & giggling randomly...


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    elizabeth pequot lakes, MN, United States 06-27-12
    elizabeth pequot lakes, MN, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2014
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    "LAUGHED HARDER THEN I HAVE IN A LONG TIME!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey's performance


    What did you like best about this story?

    it was hilarious from start to finish, since reading i have been searching foir another story like it and can't find one hope she writes another book!!!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I watch her on 30rock and as she read the story i could just imagine her expresions she did a phenomonal job with this story


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

    The hilarious world of Tina Fey


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen even if you havnt done this kind of story before get this one you wont be sorry! I listen to it a couple of times now and still laugh my hiny off!!

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    06-25-12
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    "Tina, Tina, Tina. Whoda Thought :)"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Down To Earth


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I have none to compare


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

    Her Mother


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

    couldn't put it down . Finished it in one sitting.. And yes it made me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    no :)

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    richard Arlington, VA, United States 06-25-12
    richard Arlington, VA, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A very funny narration"

    A great comic, Ms. Fey is also a great reader with superb timing and good pace. Her text felt a wee bit thin and rushed, as if assembled to ride on the coat tails of some event, perhaps her well justified Palin send-up. But it's worth every penny to purchase and every minute to hear.

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    Sharline JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 06-25-12
    Sharline JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 06-25-12
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    "So funny!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Suit smelling like sweat and alcohol


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

    Come on! It's Tina Fey! Her inflections and her voices make it a million times better!


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    She curses throughout the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ava Knoxville, TN, United States 06-24-12
    Ava Knoxville, TN, United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The worst book I've ever listened to"

    Bossypants is, by far, the worst audiobook I've ever listened to (over 200). I don't know why it has such high reviews or has been listed as a best seller for so long. My opinion of Tina Fey has completely changed. Wow. She's quite enamored with herself. Which would by okay (since this is her book) if the stories were interesting or compelling in any way. Not funny, not touching. I am actually angry that I listened to this book.
    Please stay away!! An audio version of the phone book would be more entertaining than Bossypants.

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    Chris Woodridge, IL, USA 06-20-12
    Chris Woodridge, IL, USA 06-20-12
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    "Disappointing"

    I thought this would be great to read because I admire all Tina Fey has been able to do, but she talks too fast and it it just rambles on chronologically through her life. I have restarted twice, and have now given up on ever finishing it.

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    Ellen Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 06-20-12
    Ellen Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "My first audible!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved it. Was so happy to listen to it in my car, instead of the news.


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

    She's just so sweet and funny.


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    Michele 06-19-12
    Michele 06-19-12
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    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    Not sure


    Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

    Laugh quite a bit :)


    Any additional comments?

    This is a high speed story of Tina's experience and life. It made me laugh as not many books have and though not the deepest story out there it's a great for keeping e road rage in check and kept me listening.

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