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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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    Amanda Atlanta, GA, United States 02-20-12
    Amanda Atlanta, GA, United States 02-20-12
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    "Not what I was expecting"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not sure what I was expecting ... I actually read the e-book, instead of listening to this one; while it was fun to read her perspective of how she got to where she is now. I was always a fan of her writing and her news on SNL. I think she is very funny and witty; 30 Rock is great, I watch it regularly, but this book was almost more like sitting down to lunch with Tina and she answered the question


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    Carol 02-20-12
    Carol 02-20-12
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    What did you like best about this story?

    In my mind, this is the perfect book on audio. It is just like Tina Fey is talking to you, and her delivery is spot on. I walked through the forest wearing my ipod and laughing like crazy! My dogs gave me quizzical looks, but I couldn't help myself.


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    brandi Warrenton, mo, United States 02-20-12
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    "uberfunny!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    I nearly peed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey. Because she is the only one.


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

    I love getting to hear an author read their own works. Plus there are some audio segments from SNL that are pretty great.


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

    Her


    Any additional comments?

    Get it. Listen. You will love it.

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    Rick 02-20-12
    Rick 02-20-12 Member Since 2015

    Graphic Production Specialist, Photographer, Videographer/Editor, Runner, Foodist and Caffeine Fiend.

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    "Ain’t no audiobook like a Tina Fey audiobook..."

    Being a fan of Tina Fey from her writing/acting days on "Saturday Night Live" to her current work on "30 Rock", I just had to give this book a listen. Aside from being filled with her usual witty and self-deprecating humor, Tiny Fey does offer interesting insights into backstage life as a writer/performer at Second City and SNL. More importantly for women, Ms. Fey also perfectly relates to her listeners the joys, conflicts, and demands of being a full-time working mother and female comedian. This audiobook is definitely worth a listen whether you're a Tina Fey fan or not.

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    Greg 02-17-12
    Greg 02-17-12
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    "Makes me wish I had known her growing up"

    Loved the book. I'm so glad Tina Fey read her own book. Who better to deliver Tina Fey's words than... Tina Fey. And they are truly fabulous words. She is so honest and funny and "human". I listened to this on a long drive in the car and when I stopped for fuel after three hours of hearing her read the stories of who she is and how she came to be where she is, I had the urge to ask Tina if she wanted anything from the snack shop.... It was as though we had been having a friendly (and extremely one sided) chat for the past few hours.

    Easy going, funny, charming, engaging. It was all good.

    If you're looking for 5 hours of Tina Fey doing stand-up, this isn't it. If instead, you're looking for a humorous romp through her life's high points and low points, moments of triumph and embarrassments, this will keep you entertained.

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    Edie Sugarloaf, FL, United States 02-16-12
    Edie Sugarloaf, FL, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Smiled through the entire book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Narrated by Tina Fey


    What did you like best about this story?

    I listened while driving the car. The many slap your leg funny parts! I also liked when she spoke directly to the listener, knowing we were listening verses reading and had bought, borrowed or stole the audio version.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Just one?? I couldn't, the whole book is enjoyable and entertaining!


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

    Yes, I would have liked to be able to do that.


    Any additional comments?

    Just get it, book or audio and enjoy!

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    Lauren LINCOLN, DE, United States 02-15-12
    Lauren LINCOLN, DE, United States 02-15-12
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    "Made me love Tina Fey even more"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would listen to it again because I kept me entertained and laughing almost through the whole book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Fey. He's got style.


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

    I've watched her on SNL, and I could picture her clearly while listening to the book.


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    Lauren HERNDON, VA, United States 02-14-12
    Lauren HERNDON, VA, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2013

    32 year old female in the DC area with a terribly long commute and high standards for my audiobooks... I like science fiction, science, instructional, and humorous novels.

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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Get this. We should kidnap Tina Fey and make her be the reader for all audiobooks.


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    margaret 02-14-12
    margaret 02-14-12
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    "Wonderfully written and spoken by Tina Fey!"

    Better than the book because it is her speaking. It made my laugh so much.

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    Ann 02-13-12
    Ann 02-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Real and Really Funny"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Just damn funny.


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

    Tina's expressions and her intonation in her voice makes her content so much more than if I were to read it. She's smart, funny, self-deprecating, authentic and still optimistic.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best reasons to ignore everyone around you, look terribly important by staying

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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