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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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    Julie Carlsbad, CA, United States 03-25-12
    Julie Carlsbad, CA, United States 03-25-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Laughed so hard, Coke went up my nose!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Have you ever laughed so hard, so unexpectedly, that what you were drinking traveled up your nose and burned? Tiny Fey did this to me! And I thank her for it. I was drinking Coke Cola while listening to her book.

    With humor with good old fashion storytelling, Fey shares key moments in her youth—yeah, the stuff the rest of us simply want to forget. She tells us about being a woman in comedy, her days with S&L, 30-Rock, Alec Baldwin, and the wisdom of Lorne Michaels, to motherhood and much that is in between.

    Particularly funny is her description of photo shoots, her hair, and glass jars with yellow contents. I will forever picture safety-pins strained across the spines of beautiful models, bridging the fabric of couture dresses. I am trying to forget about the yellow jars.

    While the start of the book is a little slow. The first story was not my favorite, but momentum picks up quickly and then takes off. Fey’s narration is a personalized bonus. Language is not for kids. For the rest of us, it is laugh-out-loud entertainment interwoven with wisdom for being human.

    But warning: Be careful what you drink while listening. Fluids can flow up your nose during times of great laughter.


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    Jamie Middlebury, Vermont, United States 03-23-12
    Jamie Middlebury, Vermont, United States 03-23-12 Member Since 2012

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    It just wasn't funny. I might have chuckled twice. Ms Fey herself is a fine reader but the material wasn't very interesting.

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    Amazon Customer Glenwood Springs, CO, United States 03-23-12
    Amazon Customer Glenwood Springs, CO, United States 03-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Love Tina or not, this book is hilarious!"
    Any additional comments?

    Embarrassing is running on a busy trail with head phones in and laughing so hard you start to hyperventilate and make an ugly face like you are crying really hard.... I still could not turn off the book. Very well done, highly recommend.

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    S. J. Swan United States 03-22-12
    S. J. Swan United States 03-22-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Laugh out Loud Funny"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because Tina Fey does all of her funny impressions


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When she's talking about aging and then talks about all the strange things a woman's body does after 35.


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

    At times I found my self laughing out loud while listening to it at work. This book is funny.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey is not my favorite comedian or actress, but this audio book was hilarious. I find her more endearing now that I've listened to her story. She's funny and has a sense of what it is like to be a woman not only in show biz, but in everyday life.

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    S. Burnside 03-20-12
    S. Burnside 03-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Give us a second to laugh!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Funny story. Tina has a unique sense of humor and the erratic style of her writing is quirky and fun to listen to. I enjoyed the book except for the comedic timing of her reading.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Even though I really enjoyed the book, there was nary a second to spare to allow for laughter between jokes - which is really a shame, because it's a very funny book - but it made me want to switch off just to be able to take a breath! Next time please give us some time to laugh, Tina!


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    Heidi Annapolis, MD, United States 03-19-12
    Heidi Annapolis, MD, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    I think hearing Tina read her own book was perfect!


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

    Tine brings her own voice to the story. She adds little asides to the story.


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    Lemuel G. 03-19-12
    Lemuel G. 03-19-12
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    "I only wish it were longer!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was wonderful to hear it in her own voice, with her inflection and emotion.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    Not sure.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Her emotional honesty, both when she was being funny, and when she wasn't.


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    Veronica Edina, MN, United States 03-19-12
    Veronica Edina, MN, United States 03-19-12
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    "Very entertaining"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    funny, entertaining, interesting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to recall!


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

    Pretty much the whole book had me laughing.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book, especially if you are already a Tina Fey fan.

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    Sherri Slatington, PA, United States 03-19-12
    Sherri Slatington, PA, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Bossypants fun!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Since the audiobook version included clips from various SNL sketches, I think that this edition is preferable to the print edition (though, to be fair, I haven't read the print version).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration! - It was great to hear this story in Tina Fey's voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Truly an enjoyable listen. Bought on a whim and glad I did!

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    Sherri Yerk-Zwickl Slatington, PA USA 03-19-12
    Sherri Yerk-Zwickl Slatington, PA USA 03-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Bossypants fun!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Since the audiobook version included clips from various SNL sketches, I think that this edition is preferable to the print edition (though, to be fair, I haven't read the print version).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration! - It was great to hear this story in Tina Fey's voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Truly an enjoyable listen. Bought on a whim and glad I did!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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