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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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    Janet Richmond, BC, Canada 01-23-12
    Janet Richmond, BC, Canada 01-23-12

    Love to listen to books while travelling, knitting, cooking, weaving . Listen to at least two non fiction for every fiction.

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    "What's funny is personal"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    She's an wonderful talent...good writer and performer so yes


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    No..it was long and drawn out and maybe more humourous if you had similar experiences


    Did Tina Fey do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She was 'all the characters'


    What else would you have wanted to know about Tina Fey’s life?

    Nothing


    Any additional comments?

    I hate to be a curmudgeon ; many people will find this interesting and humourous but I found it long and not so funny. But I still think she's talented in acting, writing and stand up...just not taken with this memoir of sorts.

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    Ana 01-22-12
    Ana 01-22-12
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    "A nice talk with Ms. Fey"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I didn't get a chance to read the print version but I can't imagine it gets better than this.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    One of the most memorable moments for me was the Sarah Palin


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

    I haven't listened to any other performances by Tina Fey but after listening to this one I will for sure look for them.


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

    There wasn't a particular moment that moved me but the entire book is written in such an amazing and honest way that I felt I was talking to her in person, and that in itself is a big moment!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Baltimore, MD, United States 01-20-12
    Emily Baltimore, MD, United States 01-20-12
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    "Lots to Love from Liz Lemon"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've been recommending this audiobook to everyone. She mixes a lot of great content about her personal life and larger observations about being a successful woman.


    Any additional comments?

    The only bummer about the audiobook is that she refers to many of the photos in the book. So you miss some of the details. But the audio does include her SNL skit as Sarah Palin, which is fun to hear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    3AM Mom 01-19-12
    3AM Mom 01-19-12

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    What did you like best about this story?

    This is the only way to enjoy this story. Tina Fey does I great job. More than her reading a book to you, it feels like she is slouched on your couch with you with several bottles of wine. She is telling you the great stories of how she got where she is. While she is at it she is pulling her iPhone out to show you the pictures to emphasize it. Thanks for the PDF.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eva Hardinsburg, IN, United States 01-19-12
    Eva Hardinsburg, IN, United States 01-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, interesting, entertaining


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    The determination that Tina Fey showed through out her life.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Everything, she's very pleasant to listen to.


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

    Her commitment to her craft, her family and her crew.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Penny 01-18-12
    Penny 01-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I Love Tina Fey"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, great story, transitions, and side narrative by Tina.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously, Tina Fey!!! She was real and authentic throughout.


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

    No audio books, but love her in her other performance venues.


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

    No - because I know I can't. There were good transition moments, which I appreciate.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Charlotte, NC, United States 01-18-12
    Sara Charlotte, NC, United States 01-18-12
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    "Absolutely Hilarious!"
    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Fey's reading is essential to an optimal experience of this book. In addition to her audible-listener-only quips, she adds a unique, and hysterical delivery of her material that I could never have created on my own. I listened to it on a 6 hour drive, and it felt like it took 30 minutes. I've recommended it to all my friends who enjoy Fey/30 Rock/SNL.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Spokane Valley, WA, United States 01-17-12
    Vicki Spokane Valley, WA, United States 01-17-12
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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Very funny and it takes my mind off my busy life to listen to her busy life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Regan Kamloops, BC, Canada 01-17-12
    Regan Kamloops, BC, Canada 01-17-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I laughed through the whole book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the book yet.


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

    Tina is so funny. It was a fun read. As a boss myself I found some management tips.


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    GC 01-17-12
    GC 01-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this"
    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tina Fey brings her personality to the performance (and SNL clip). I looked forward to the drive into the office just so that I could hear more. Thank you for making me laugh.


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

    I laughed out loud frequently.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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