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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    Jonas 07-08-13
    Jonas 07-08-13

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    "Tina Fey, I Love You!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Mostly. Well, generally speaking. Seriously, I enjoyed this one. Tina is adorable, and her wit is fresh and charming.

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    David Park Virginia 07-08-13
    David Park Virginia 07-08-13
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    "Didn't want the book to end. Hilarious!!!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Love the sarcastic humour that just never seems to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great to hear the background of SNL and 30 Rock.


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

    Having Tina Fey narrate the book is the only way this book could have been delivered.


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    heART seneca sc 07-06-13
    heART seneca sc 07-06-13 Member Since 2013

    I'm a professional painter and love ennobling, enlightening literature

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

    It's a slight book; well done. Not fair to compare it to something like the Story of Philosophy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina Fey is tremendously likable


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

    no, other than on TV


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

    It's a book you CAN listen to in one sitting; short.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this book is like sitting in a cafe with Tina, having some coffee together, and just chatting about life.

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    Lenna HENDERSON, NV, United States 07-03-13
    Lenna HENDERSON, NV, United States 07-03-13 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Tina Fey is a hilarious, brilliant nerd!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    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.


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    Jade Houston, Tx, United States 07-03-13
    Jade Houston, Tx, United States 07-03-13
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    "Funny yet so in tune with reality"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I have always like Tina Fey starting from Mean Girls, so I thought this may be just as good or better which it was.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


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

    No I have not other than this here audiobook I have not ever.


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

    Yes I like to relax at times and read and I thought to myself why not listen to a book instead!


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    Yodah SAN RAMON, CA, United States 07-03-13
    Yodah SAN RAMON, CA, United States 07-03-13
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    "HILARIOUS!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sarah Palin skit and the part of being a mom.


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

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Eden Shapiro AUSTIN, TEXAS, US 06-28-13
    Eden Shapiro AUSTIN, TEXAS, US 06-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!"

    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!!

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    Danet SANTA CLARITA, CA, United States 06-28-13
    Danet SANTA CLARITA, CA, United States 06-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Best Audio Book Ever"

    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

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    Zan Ashland, OR 06-27-13
    Zan Ashland, OR 06-27-13 Member Since 2006

    Love novels, love to laugh.

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    "If you want to laugh, read this book"

    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.

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    Kat Thomas Virginia, United States 06-21-13
    Kat Thomas Virginia, United States 06-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Meet Your New Best Friend, Tina Fey"
    Any additional comments?

    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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