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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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    Erin AUSTIN, TX, United States 02-02-14
    Erin AUSTIN, TX, United States 02-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Hello, Tina Fey!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is every reason you need to listen to this book. It was everything I wanted it to be!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    The chapter when she talks about the work place.


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    Jen Brooklyn, NY, United States 01-31-14
    Jen Brooklyn, NY, United States 01-31-14
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    "New fan"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I never really paid much attention to Tina. I saw a few snl skits and thought she was ok.as 30 rock I knew she was a star. Still I stop paying attention.. This audio book really allows us to relate to her. The fact that she narrates her own book is a plus .. It really brings a connection, you feel she is sharing her story personally with you.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I almost missed this book opportunity because of the price.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Tina narrating was awesome. Her voice tones were as friendly and animated as if I were sharing a story with a personal friend


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

    I listened to the book in one weekend doing chores.


    Any additional comments?

    Kudos to Tina. Thank you for your silly stories you gained a fan!

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    Oscar H. 01-26-14
    Oscar H. 01-26-14
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    "Just my opinion--but disappointed."

    After seeing Tina Fey on SNL and 30 Rock, I didn't see how this book could be anything but funny. But, really, it wasn't, in my opinion.

    I laughed once, was amused a few times and kept hoping somewhere along the way, it would get better. The most interesting part of the book is how she came to play Sarah Palin on SNL.

    I would highly recommend Billy Crystal's book, Still Foolin' Em, over this one, hands down. It entertained me from page one until the end. And no Tina Fey, it isn't because he is a guy and you are a woman.... he is simply funnier than you and tells a better story.

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    molly SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 01-22-14
    molly SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 01-22-14
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    "I cried I laughed so hard"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey delivers her stories perfectly. The text by itself would have been funny but listening to her tell it was even better.


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

    Yes :) and came close to.


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    Jessica Greeley, CO, United States 01-11-14
    Jessica Greeley, CO, United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun and enjoyable!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top, for when you just need a pick me up.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The cruise part was HILARIOUS! I was jogging and burst out laughing...and continued jogging and laughing...people were nearby....and I think I frightened them.


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

    Her impressions, accents, and dry humor. Perfect narration.


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I read this after the Game of Thrones books...much needed.

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    Amazon Customer Clackamas, Oregon USA 01-06-14
    Amazon Customer Clackamas, Oregon USA 01-06-14 Member Since 2013

    Deadpainter

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    "Famous people are a mess too"

    This is a great book to listen to when you think your life is just not going the way you want and you are not sure what to do...its good to know I'm not alone. That even famous people have the same wierd frutstrating anxious anoying and liberating life that I do. A good read - won't solve the national debt or cure cancer, but it will help you forget for a while.

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    Amelia LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, United States 01-03-14
    Amelia LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Happy she narrated."
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Girl Power Love


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina does an excellent job of giving insight into her life while keeping you laughing.


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

    You are able to get a great idea about her tone much better with her reading it to you. I believe the audio is much more enjoyable.


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    Rebecca Evans Mills, NY, United States 01-02-14
    Rebecca Evans Mills, NY, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2016

    Busy full time student and part-time fitness instructor. I'm a sucker for lattes and wine.

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    "Tina Fey is amazing!!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is absolutely amazing!! Hysterical!!! Great story teller. Extremely inspiring. I didn't become a fan of her until I read this book. She's different in that she's not the stereotypical "in your face" feminist (although I admire and adores those too), but rather, "please stop talking about how funny I am for a female". Very funny and very entertaining. I really enjoyed it. It's great for all, especially those who aspire to be in the screen writing, tv, radio, or theatre business.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Although very different stories and lives, I could compare it to Sheryl Sandberg's, "Lean In". I didn't realize how much of a feminist Tina Fey was. She's truly inspiring.


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    sykespro Tampa 12-30-13
    sykespro Tampa 12-30-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Gota love Tina Fey..."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina's personallity comes off hilarious to me.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Can't think of any...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the little boy tore her coloring... Her response had me in knots laughing


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

    ...


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    david san francisco, ca, United States 12-26-13
    david san francisco, ca, United States 12-26-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Tina Fey's bio - not as funny as expected"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's a quick easy listen. I think Tina Fey is very talented and 30 Rock was one of the funniest shows on TV. 30 Rock didn't waste one line of dialogue - every word was funny. I expected the same from this book but was wrong - my fault though as it is afterall a biography and not a 30 Rock or Arrested Development episode. Some funny parts but more of Tina's condensed life story.


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

    Interesting to hear the behind the scenes stuff for SNL and 30 Rock.


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

    Nothing. It was nice to have Fey read it as she seemed to take liberty and improvise with comments.


    Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Any Fey fan knows she's a feminist and she makes no bones about it in the book so expect it. But, I note her politics trumps her feminism. She seemed to find Monica Lewinsky a simpleton when many would argue that situation was a clear example of a man using his power and authority to take advantage of a subordinate woman. And, of course, Sarah Palin has been a great punching bag for Fey. But, don't let that turn you off Fey, whatever your politics. I look forward to Fey's next TV show.

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