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.
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"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)
Mostly. Well, generally speaking. Seriously, I enjoyed this one. Tina is adorable, and her wit is fresh and charming.
Love the sarcastic humour that just never seems to end.
Great to hear the background of SNL and 30 Rock.
Having Tina Fey narrate the book is the only way this book could have been delivered.
I'm a professional painter and love ennobling, enlightening literature
It's a slight book; well done. Not fair to compare it to something like the Story of Philosophy.
Tina Fey is tremendously likable
no, other than on TV
It's a book you CAN listen to in one sitting; short.
Listening to this book is like sitting in a cafe with Tina, having some coffee together, and just chatting about life.
Say something about yourself!
I enjoyed both the audiobook and the print version of this book; however, there are added bonuses to hearing Tina Fey read this book. She is not only a fantastic writer, but a talented actress who is a great joy to listen to. On the other hand, the printed book has pictures that go along with certain chapters that I was unable to find for the audiobook --she would say, "Check the PDF," but I didn't know how to access that.
I am currently on a female-comedian-auto-bio kick, so I would compare this book to Mindy Kaling's, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" and Rachel Dratch's "Girl Walks Into a Bar." Of the three, "Bossypants" is my obvious favorite.
I have always like Tina Fey starting from Mean Girls, so I thought this may be just as good or better which it was.
The main character since it is an autobiography because she is funny and she speaks freely in the audiobook about how she was on Saturday Night Live a funny sitcom where the people on there act out other celebrities in various situations.
No I have not other than this here audiobook I have not ever.
Yes I like to relax at times and read and I thought to myself why not listen to a book instead!
OMG! Yes! Audio edition is a lot better than the book. Narrator, Tina Fey was great! It was almost like I was sitting in the same room with her while she is telling me the story of her life. I could not stop listening to her.
So far, I have not downloaded a lot of books to compare since I am a first time audible user. I only heard two books so far.
Sarah Palin skit and the part of being a mom.
OMG! Listening to this book made me LAUGH so hard that I almost rear ended the car in front of me because that I forget I was driving. Let me tell you laughter is the best medicine! Thanks Tina Fey!
I recommend anyone who is contemplating of buying this audio to purchase it immediately! Its worth listening to it. Just don't LAUGH and DRIVE. I suggest that you download it on your IPOD and do your power walking...it makes it easier to exercise and before you know it, you had walked over 5 miles.
So funny, great narration.
Halfway through this book I realized I have been missing out not listening to books by comedians and put 10 similar titles in my wish list.
What I really liked about this book was getting a behind the scenes look into Tina's life... what was really happening during her SNL impersonations of Sarah Palin...the struggles and triumphs of 30 rock.... plus much much more!
If you are a fan of Tina this is a must read!!
This Audio Book was awesome. I love Tina Fey's Delivery and her humor.
I love the stories about being a working mom and breast feeding. Definetly had me LOL
Love novels, love to laugh.
Tina Fey can write...and read. She was a great narrator of her very funny book. In fact, I think listening to her probably made the book much better than reading it. I'm still laughing thinking about some of her descriptions.
I enjoyed the peek behind the scenes and learning about the actors as people. And since reading the book, have watched and appreciated 30 Rock. She is candid in relating personal details about her birth family as well as her husband and daughter. In fact, I think I want to be her best friend.
Listening to the video in the book is a bonus. And be sure and download the PDF.
I will say up front that this was not what I expected - but that made the surprise so much better. Instead of a "biography" about everything that ever happened to Ms. T. Fey, we got snippets and remembrances and lots and lots of laughing. I felt like I was on a really hilarious yet somehow still awkward first date with Tina, but then found out she was married and we decided to be the bestest friends ever. Except I know all about her and she doesn't even know I exist. Moving on...
The book was broken up into different periods in Tina's life - her family, a great chapter on her dad that I loved (That's Don Fey), high school/college and the beginning of her comedy career. The insights about Lorne Michaels as a producer and the glimpse of backstage life at SNL were really interesting. The stories about her daughter Alice were also really funny and made me feel better about being the mother that I am (isn't that what everyone wants? Reassurance that celebrities are messing up the same things? No?)
The bit that I think is my favorite is the chapter describing photo shoots and comments on Photoshop. Every time I hear this line, about getting ready for a photo shoot, I bust out laughing:
"The leg massage and the warm lights of the makeup mirror feel so cozy, that you can almost believe that THIS is your actual life. Instead of that endless, degrading looking-for-the-checkbook and boiling-macaroni shit you live with at home."
Despite more than a few statements about motherhood, women in comedy and other controversial for our time topics, I never felt like she was lecturing or advising anyone to think exactly the way she does. It was straight up "This is what I think and that's it." I loved her take on how she wants to become a producer in the entertainment business, so that she is in a place to give comedy opportunities to other funny women.
So, if you want a completely hilarious and still insightful good read, here is your answer. And don't get too close - she's MY friend.
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