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)
Spot-on, Funny & Insightful
The Xmas for Celebs might be my favorite but I laughed out loud for most of the book so it's hard to say.
A must read for anyone who has kids, or works, or simply a pulse.
Tina Fey needs to write more. More stories about her life and experiences, more observations about modern day life, simply MORE!
This was my first audio book. I've decided to listen to them on my daily walks. Listening to Tina read her own words added a lot to the experience, though I got more than a few funny looks as I'd walk down the street LOL with my headphones on.
This is a personal story and so Tina knows it better than anyone (even the fictional parts =D ). Along with of course having written the story she knows how she intended it to be read and could read it that way to us: what parts to emphasize, where to place the inflections, and what the timing should be.
I will admit to being biased. I find intelligence and humor to be the sexiest qualities in a woman, therefore, Tina is the sexiest woman in the world to me. The fact that I find her to be quite pretty does not hurt either. I've let my wife know that Tina is my celebrity freebie.
Man, I needed that. As a matter of fact, I keep going back to it when I need a little mood lifter. A times, it is laugh out loud funny. Really helped me get through a bummer time.
Even if you can switch your inner voice over to Tina Fey's, inflections and all, her performance in this audiobook adds so much funny to the already entrenching stories and anecdotes. Even for someone who doesn't watch 30 Rock (don't stone me), I enjoyed every bit of this book. I bought the book because I enjoyed her writing and figured I'd enjoy whatever topic she wrote on, and she absolutely delivered. Instead of tossing out a bunch of inside jokes to cater to die-hard watchers, the stories were inclusive of all audiences and I imagine equally interesting to both as they have a peak behind the curtain and into her brain.In true Fey style, she covered a wide variety of topics that usually make people (coughespeciallydudescough) wildly uncomfortable (most prominently: sexism, and feelings) but delivered them in a way that's not only funny but delicious. To use Fey's analogy, it's like Jessica Seinfeld's brownies with spinach, gobbled down by all without knowing of her nutritional trickery. Suckahs!.In fact, calling this book funny is insulting. Funny is what you call a story told at a dinner party that's mildly interesting but not enough to illicit a laugh. Or grumpy cat. This book is witty and belly-laugh inciting.
Don Fey. Obvi.
I enjoyed some laughs and Tina Fey's narration. But, sometimes the jokes got old, and I got tired of hearing her perspective. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but listening to the book was like sitting next to a person that constantly speaks about themselves and their opinions. Thankfully she is funny and can tell a good story. But, by the end, I was more than ready to move on. If you like memoirs, this might be a good choice - if not, I'd try something else.
I'm sure I will. It's hilarious!
I think most people can relate to her. She talks about growing up, being awkward, working, getting old, etc. Plus, I just really like Tina Fey. I mean, who doesn't?
It's probably not a good idea to listen to this around other people with your ear buds in. You will look like a crazy person when you bust out in laughter. Trust me. Although, I did offer an ear bud to a friend on a flight to Chicago. It's okay to look crazy, if you have someone to look crazy with you, right?
Tina Fey Is wonderfully hilarious and her life, prior to becoming a star, was just a normal life. The story is light and doesn't require your full attention, so you can listen while putting on your face, driving, cooking, etc.
Only having seen her on SNL. I can't really compare her in character to her in reality.
I laughed, a lot.
A credit well spent.
Say something about yourself!
A realistic feminist book
Tina's personal growth
Women in the work place, and her daugther.
She is Empowering without beig a crazy feminist. In a funny way she explains how can you be the boss without losing yourself.
Listened to this book on a long drive and loved every second. Like watching an 6 hour stand up comedy show. Literally laughed out loud while stuck in traffic, my car neighbors though I had lost it. Must listen if you, like me, are a Liz Lemon fan. Enjoy!
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