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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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    Shannon 02-20-12
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    "Funny and Feminist"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    This story is the essentially the first 40 years of Tina Fey's ride through being an awkward child to an awkward adult with all the funny, sad and embarrassing parts along the way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hearing that women are not perceived as funny because I always thought we were!


    What about Tina Fey???s performance did you like?

    I have enjoyed watching her on 30 Rock and SNL so it seemed a natural thing to put her life so far story with her voice in the rhythm she usually speaks in.


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

    No, but I can love a book and not want to listen to it non-stop for 8 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jayne Boalsburg, PA, United States 02-20-12
    Jayne Boalsburg, PA, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Definitely Not a (Liz) Lemon!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    This very entertaining book is even more enjoyable because Tina Fey narrates!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina/Liz/Sarah Palin, of course.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina's characteristic deadpan humor shines through the narration.


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

    I listened to most of this book during an Amtrak ride to and from NYC. It made me want to make a pilgrimage to 30 Rock.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Vincennes, IN, United States 02-20-12
    Dave Vincennes, IN, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Tina Fey unplugged"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone with an appreciation for Tina's brand of hilarity. Her matter of fact style provided many laugh out loud moments. You, know, the kind were your fellow track mates give you wide berth and assume you have voices in your head not emanating from headphones.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The funny insights into an insecure genius.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    In the audio book you get to hear her voice and even some sound clips from sketches.


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

    This


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    Sandra Holly Spings, NC, United States 02-20-12
    Sandra Holly Spings, NC, United States 02-20-12
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    "CREDITS..."
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    The book is an easy light read with what seems like an honest and true account of her life from childhood to 30 rock. She is normal, no gratuitous sex or vulgar words. She has been fearful at times, is excellent at giving credit to those around her and she survived the whole actress drama scene, which has to be difficult


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story comes off as honest and therefore relatable. Although I will never struggle with the producer of sat night live or have my life flashed in the tabloids, I am a mother etc. with similar struggles


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

    No


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

    CREDITS , Tina Fey is one of the few individuals that actually recognizes how important it is to give credit to those around you. Also credits roll at end of show etc etc


    Any additional comments?

    I want credit for the title. It is a great choice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Atlanta, GA, United States 02-20-12
    Amanda Atlanta, GA, United States 02-20-12
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    "Not what I was expecting"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not sure what I was expecting ... I actually read the e-book, instead of listening to this one; while it was fun to read her perspective of how she got to where she is now. I was always a fan of her writing and her news on SNL. I think she is very funny and witty; 30 Rock is great, I watch it regularly, but this book was almost more like sitting down to lunch with Tina and she answered the question


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    Carol 02-20-12
    Carol 02-20-12
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    "Hilarious!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    In my mind, this is the perfect book on audio. It is just like Tina Fey is talking to you, and her delivery is spot on. I walked through the forest wearing my ipod and laughing like crazy! My dogs gave me quizzical looks, but I couldn't help myself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    brandi Warrenton, mo, United States 02-20-12
    brandi Warrenton, mo, United States 02-20-12
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    "uberfunny!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    I nearly peed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey. Because she is the only one.


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

    I love getting to hear an author read their own works. Plus there are some audio segments from SNL that are pretty great.


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

    Her


    Any additional comments?

    Get it. Listen. You will love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rick 02-20-12
    Rick 02-20-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Ain’t no audiobook like a Tina Fey audiobook..."

    Being a fan of Tina Fey from her writing/acting days on "Saturday Night Live" to her current work on "30 Rock", I just had to give this book a listen. Aside from being filled with her usual witty and self-deprecating humor, Tiny Fey does offer interesting insights into backstage life as a writer/performer at Second City and SNL. More importantly for women, Ms. Fey also perfectly relates to her listeners the joys, conflicts, and demands of being a full-time working mother and female comedian. This audiobook is definitely worth a listen whether you're a Tina Fey fan or not.

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    Greg 02-17-12
    Greg 02-17-12
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    "Makes me wish I had known her growing up"

    Loved the book. I'm so glad Tina Fey read her own book. Who better to deliver Tina Fey's words than... Tina Fey. And they are truly fabulous words. She is so honest and funny and "human". I listened to this on a long drive in the car and when I stopped for fuel after three hours of hearing her read the stories of who she is and how she came to be where she is, I had the urge to ask Tina if she wanted anything from the snack shop.... It was as though we had been having a friendly (and extremely one sided) chat for the past few hours.

    Easy going, funny, charming, engaging. It was all good.

    If you're looking for 5 hours of Tina Fey doing stand-up, this isn't it. If instead, you're looking for a humorous romp through her life's high points and low points, moments of triumph and embarrassments, this will keep you entertained.

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    Edie Sugarloaf, FL, United States 02-16-12
    Edie Sugarloaf, FL, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Smiled through the entire book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Narrated by Tina Fey


    What did you like best about this story?

    I listened while driving the car. The many slap your leg funny parts! I also liked when she spoke directly to the listener, knowing we were listening verses reading and had bought, borrowed or stole the audio version.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Just one?? I couldn't, the whole book is enjoyable and entertaining!


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

    Yes, I would have liked to be able to do that.


    Any additional comments?

    Just get it, book or audio and enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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