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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    R. Banks 10-25-13
    R. Banks 10-25-13
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    "Could not stop laughing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, so much fun! I listen to it at work and could not stop laughing at my desk.


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    Angela Grapevine, TX, United States 10-24-13
    Angela Grapevine, TX, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The whole family was falling in the floor laughing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! anyone who needs a laugh and just wants to hear the life struggles that another goes through this is book is for you! We listened to the audiobook in the car on a road trip with the family


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

    Sarah Palin!!


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

    Yes when she talked about juggling the SNL moonlighting job, with 30 Rock, and her child's birthday party and all were important to her. She worked so hard all the time yet maintained her humor and life balance. I found that inspiring!


    Any additional comments?

    I think Tina Fey is a great writer and I thought she did a great job reading for the audio book as well. I hope she writes another book in the future! Also, I'm a republican conservative and I still loved it so just because she is a hard core lib don't let that stop you. If it does quit being so closed minded! As you will see in this book we are all just people trying to make it in this world and take care of our family while having a few laughs along the way. Love you Tina we think you are awesome!!!!

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    Paula United States 10-20-13
    Paula United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2015

    I want to read books that take me to a "place and/or time" I've never been. On the other hand, I love reading about places where I HAVE been.

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    This was just too short. I didn't want it to end. This is THE only way to 'read' this book. Tina Fey is hilarious and a very good narrator. No one else could have done it as well. Great book for anyone who has had growing pains and horrendously embarrassing teenage moments. Doesn't that include us all!

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    Dave Kitty hawk, NC, United States 10-18-13
    Dave Kitty hawk, NC, United States 10-18-13
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    "Wonderfully funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was a wonderfully funny bio. I thoroughly enjoy Tina Fey. Read it! You won't be sorry.


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    Lori New Hope, MN, United States 10-17-13
    Lori New Hope, MN, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"
    What would have made Bossypants better?

    I was expecting to laugh out loud and enjoy all of Tina's quick wit. I was disappointed. I couldn't even bring myself to finishing this audiobook.


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    D. Emerson 10-17-13
    D. Emerson 10-17-13
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    "Not worth the time"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    No.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


    Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. To stop swearing.


    Any additional comments?

    Cursing is not attractive at all.

    There is too much cursing for my taste.

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    Brianne Reeds Spring, MO, United States 10-16-13
    Brianne Reeds Spring, MO, United States 10-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes! I love Tina Fey and hearing her perform her own book was a treat.


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

    Of course. But I ended up using the book as a reward for doing tasks I dislike. I let myself listen to the book while I folded and put away laundry and in the grocery store.


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    Ima Shoppher Houston, TX 10-10-13
    Ima Shoppher Houston, TX 10-10-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Tina is a gem!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey - hands down.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    not sure


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved the story about her climbing the mountain with the boy she lusted after - only to be horribly shot down.


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

    Tina and her husband have a very sweet - and funny - relationship. It's very nice to listen to the stories and banter between the two.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good listen - short and sweet! Great way to get into audiobooks.

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    Richard Woodridge, IL, United States 10-09-13
    Richard Woodridge, IL, United States 10-09-13
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    "Wow, that's what talent sounds like."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would listen again and again, but each time trying to get a new person to listen with me. That way I look smart for picking such a good book. She is the most talented thing to come out of Saturday Night Live in 20 years. My wife and I laughed out loud looking like idiots driving through traffic. When my daughter gets a little older I will buy her the book and when she wants to, and technology hasn't rendered our ears useless, I will play it for her. No, buy her a copy. Don't just lend it out suggest others buy it. Tina deserves to be rewarded for her efforts.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I would have to say the Toothy nob job line.


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

    You are listening the exact way it was intended to be heard. Sometimes punctuation falls short.


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

    The part where she spoke of her father moved me. She is liberal ,but see that the old ways shouldn't just be tossed out just because some hippie douche is on TV


    Any additional comments?

    Buy several copies. Give Audible gift cards, if they have them. This was my first venture into Audible. I was very pleased with my experience so far. P.S. Make sure to download the entire book before a big trip. Get near a wifi source.

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    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 10-09-13
    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 10-09-13 Listener Since 2007

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    "Such fun to listen to!"
    Any additional comments?

    Tina is smart, funny and REAL. Her delivery is hilarious and unpredictable. You're listening along to one of her stories and she slips in a zinger that catches you off guard. (Do not drink liquids while listening). Lots of laugh out loud moments and a great break from the usual audiobook. She makes her point on so many things with a dose of anxiety and comedy; two things rather close to my heart. Loved it!

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