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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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    Nancy United States 10-16-12
    Nancy United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2014

    book worm

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    "Doesn't hold my interest..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they are Saturday Night Live fans and like Tina Fey. And like this type of book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    Maybe


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

    No.


    Could you see Bossypants being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I just couldn't get into this book. I would go for days without picking up my ipod to listen to it. I like Tina Fey and I loved her impersonation of Sara Palin. And I think there were some interesting parts to it, but it's just not something that held my interest. I am about half way through it and probably will not finish listening to it. Sorry, Tina.

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    Hope United States 10-16-12
    Hope United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it even though I don't know much about Tina!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes. There were many pithy comments, funny stories, and witty remarks that I may have missed. I would love to go back and make sure I didn't miss anything.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved that she kept calling her nanny a babysitter and then says that she definitely has a nanny, but it gives her race anxiety to call her that. She's very honest.


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

    No.


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

    I laughed a lot. I was also moved by many of her comments about women and their experiences.


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    RA 10-15-12
    RA 10-15-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Fabulous!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Absolutely and I have, just to make sure I didn't miss anything the first time. Tina Fey is incredible.


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    Michael Clark 10-15-12
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    "Tina Fey is funny!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey is funny and does a great job telling a very funny story of her years in show business. She is down to earth and incitefully finds hilarious points in even the most common everyday fact of life. A very light hearted enjoyable read sure to make you laugh.


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    Kristen MORTON, PA, United States 10-12-12
    Kristen MORTON, PA, United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Hilarious"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top five- Tina Fey did a great job.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Talking about her childhood in Delaware County, where I live.


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

    She narrated the book and added some side jokes and voices that really made the book even funnier.


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

    Yes, I finished it in 3 days of commuting.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it! Even if you're not a huge fan of Tina's, you will be after you listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Lemoore, CA, United States 10-11-12
    Tiffany Lemoore, CA, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Sort of Funny"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    No the first time was good enough.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Make it funnier.


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

    No


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

    I liked it, some parts made me laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Arvada, CO, United States 10-11-12
    Greg Arvada, CO, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2009

    I listen to books on my long commute.

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    "My wife loved it, and I liked it"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I really find Tina Fey funny and witty. Her insights and story are humorous and I laughed out-loud many times. The reviews I read before buying this book were glowing and high. Some of the growing pains she shared as a young woman probably appeal more to women than men.


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    Jennifer SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 10-09-12
    Jennifer SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 10-09-12
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    "Great listen!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey is hilarious. The story of her childhood explained her comedic talent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved the "behind the scenes" information about SNL. Hearing that the men of the show kept jars of urine in their offices almost made me pee, lol.


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

    Tina's expressive voice makes the story come alive and brings a another layer of hilarity to the story.


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

    This book made me laugh out loud several times. I listen primarily when i'm at the gym, and received several looks.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Khateri 10-04-12 Member Since 2014

    Lover of many types of genres! Enjoy listening to family novels on long road trips and non-fiction on my commute.

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    "Funniest audio book - great for a long trip!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When Tina Fey is talking about her summer theater experiences.


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

    No, but I have seen her on SNL.


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

    I think the fact that you can relate to her. She's a regular gal.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved loved loved this audiobook. It was hysterical and just perfect for my cross-country trip. I would highly recommend it to everyone. I think it was great to have Tina reading it.

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    Bobbie United States 10-03-12
    Bobbie United States 10-03-12
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    "Bossypants/Pottymouth but interesting stories"
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    Loved hearing Tina Fey read this herself. Could almost see her talking and acting out each sentence. Wish books were rated like movies though so I could have avoided giving this to my boss in cd form and later downloading it to find out a bit late that there's a lot of language including "F" bombs. Tina tells great stories and has her own very interesting angle on life. Overall rated it pretty highly but think she's a hoot without the pottymouth. Brillliant writer!


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

    Tina Fey as her parents.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe even though it doesn't need the R rating language to be captivating and hilarious.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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