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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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    Xinye SEATTLE, WA, United States 06-04-12
    Xinye SEATTLE, WA, United States 06-04-12
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    "better than watching 30 rock"

    Tina Fay's narration is irreplaceable!! Although I've never read the print version of the book, I can say with confidence that the audio book is way better.

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    J. Mccloskey Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, United States 06-04-12
    J. Mccloskey Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2015

    Live life smell the roses and rejoice.

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    "So Funny you will cry"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book to any of my friend especially female friends or male married friends. The person must understand sarcasm.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was funny


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Williams Sonoma T***tie juicer....


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    MediaBaron Hilo, Hawaii 06-03-12
    MediaBaron Hilo, Hawaii 06-03-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fey is great, knocked off some stars b/c editing"

    Tina Fey is witty and it's great to hear her voice doing the reading. The book is partly aimed at what it's like to be a woman working through a male dominated profession which was great to shed some light on. Overally a great story.

    I had to knock a few stars off due to some production issues with this audiobook. There are several times when Fey whispers subtext to something she says and it's too soft. I know this is for effect but it's much too soft and I had to keep rewinding and pushing the volume way up since I listen over a car stereo and not earbuds.

    The other editing problem that got past editors is when Fey does her reading she sometimes repeats what she says for a slightly different form of emphasis. This is common when doing any kind of spoken text but the editor is supposed to delete the extra phrases as she's saying the same thing. I believe I heard this happening at least three times during the audiobook.

    One last minor thing about the editing is the pacing of the no-audio gaps between what Fey is reading. The audio system clamps down the audio gain which normally wouldn't be noticeable but the gaps are too long so it becomes very noticeable.

    Seems like the production of this audiobook was rushed due to these production gaffes. But still a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara YORKVILLE, IL, United States 05-29-12
    Sara YORKVILLE, IL, United States 05-29-12
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    "I love that it was narrated by Tina Fey"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Having the book read by the author allows it to be enjoyed the way that they intended it to be. I love hearing it in her voice so that the tone comes across perfectly.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey is a wonderful woman and this book made me laugh out loud several times. It is something I will go back and listen to again... and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DeeDee Beaverton, OR, United States 05-29-12
    DeeDee Beaverton, OR, United States 05-29-12
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    "Great book, learned to love Tina"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I didn't know that much about Tina Fey, but her openness was refreshing, I also appreciated it was some dirty tell all about exploits or self promoting. Just honest and human.


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    Virgie Sterling, CO, United States 05-29-12
    Virgie Sterling, CO, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Exceeded expectations!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Easy listen. More content and funnier than expected.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Fey sounded like she was talking to me, not reading a book.


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

    Comparing traveling to relatives for Christmas with the trip to Bethlehem.


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    IHEARTmyCamera 05-28-12
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    "Great Book, entertaining, and i was able to relate"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    yes. Tina reads it herself & she adds the little tidbits of information that make this book so much more enjoyable. Shes has got a great voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her talks about learning improv, going to the acting classes, being a working mother and the sarah palin part.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    how entertaing she made the book, I looked forward to getting 5 minutes away from my kids to sneak in a little quite me time listening to Bossy Pants. She is so funny and its almost like i can see her facial expressions as she read the book.that is from the fact that 30 rock is my #1 favorite show.


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

    yes, but being a working mother that wasnt able to happen. i heard it in small peices from 5 minutes to 1/2 hour at a time .


    Any additional comments?

    great book, wish she had more books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori J. Rosendahl Magna, UT United States 05-28-12
    Lori J. Rosendahl Magna, UT United States 05-28-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Chock full of honest reflections."

    I found myself laughing out loud through the beginning of the book. Maybe it started out "too funny" because I then had an expectation of a standup routine. It definitely happened to me again a few times during the rest of the book. But, this is a true autobiography, with all of life's ups and downs, insecurities and foibles. Tina Fey is such an intelligent honest person, you can't help but love her.

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    Susann 05-26-12
    Susann 05-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "LOVE Tine Fey"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    It is perfect that Tina Fey read this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Who doesn't love the Sarah Palin story?


    Any additional comments?

    If you need to laugh, get this audiobook!

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    Heather 05-25-12
    Heather 05-25-12
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    "I can't wait to listen to this again!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is so funny - yet so insightful. One minute I was laughing hysterically, then wondering how Tina Fey kept it all together because she was so busy, and then walking down memory lane. A great book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought this was a great insight into Tina's career and how she came to be.


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

    No - this was my first but definitely not my last!


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

    Sea Breeze and Comedy....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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