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!
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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)
Near the top, for when you just need a pick me up.
The cruise part was HILARIOUS! I was jogging and burst out laughing...and continued jogging and laughing...people were nearby....and I think I frightened them.
Her impressions, accents, and dry humor. Perfect narration.
I read this after the Game of Thrones books...much needed.
This is a great book to listen to when you think your life is just not going the way you want and you are not sure what to do...its good to know I'm not alone. That even famous people have the same wierd frutstrating anxious anoying and liberating life that I do. A good read - won't solve the national debt or cure cancer, but it will help you forget for a while.
Girl Power Love
Tina does an excellent job of giving insight into her life while keeping you laughing.
You are able to get a great idea about her tone much better with her reading it to you. I believe the audio is much more enjoyable.
Busy full time student and part-time fitness instructor. I'm a sucker for lattes and wine.
Tina Fey is absolutely amazing!! Hysterical!!! Great story teller. Extremely inspiring. I didn't become a fan of her until I read this book. She's different in that she's not the stereotypical "in your face" feminist (although I admire and adores those too), but rather, "please stop talking about how funny I am for a female". Very funny and very entertaining. I really enjoyed it. It's great for all, especially those who aspire to be in the screen writing, tv, radio, or theatre business.
Although very different stories and lives, I could compare it to Sheryl Sandberg's, "Lean In". I didn't realize how much of a feminist Tina Fey was. She's truly inspiring.
Say something about yourself!
Tina's personallity comes off hilarious to me.
Can't think of any...
When the little boy tore her coloring... Her response had me in knots laughing
It's a quick easy listen. I think Tina Fey is very talented and 30 Rock was one of the funniest shows on TV. 30 Rock didn't waste one line of dialogue - every word was funny. I expected the same from this book but was wrong - my fault though as it is afterall a biography and not a 30 Rock or Arrested Development episode. Some funny parts but more of Tina's condensed life story.
Interesting to hear the behind the scenes stuff for SNL and 30 Rock.
Nothing. It was nice to have Fey read it as she seemed to take liberty and improvise with comments.
Any Fey fan knows she's a feminist and she makes no bones about it in the book so expect it. But, I note her politics trumps her feminism. She seemed to find Monica Lewinsky a simpleton when many would argue that situation was a clear example of a man using his power and authority to take advantage of a subordinate woman. And, of course, Sarah Palin has been a great punching bag for Fey. But, don't let that turn you off Fey, whatever your politics. I look forward to Fey's next TV show.
Yes, it entertained me while I washed the dishes, made dinner, put on some laundry, and walked the dog. But it wasn't as funny, insightful, or surprising as I'd hoped - I won't listen to it again.
Her self-deprecating humor is similar to Anne Lamott's or David Sedaris', but she's not as genuinely vulnerable as Anne or as outrageous as David.
Strangely enough, she makes her path to super-celebrity seem pretty smooth and uneventful... she soft-pedals the life-changing landmark accomplishments, and omits some things altogether (there's nothing about "Mean Girls"). You can't actually tell from this book what a super-famous and powerful person Tina Fey is.
Her narration is witty and dry, and you recognize her as Liz Lemon (or a version of Liz Lemon). You also hear some "Jenna" tones.
Not under these circs ... but someday, after she's retired and doesn't have to be so nice and diplomatic, I'd love to hear a "no-hold-barred" memoir from Tina Fey where she would really dish dirt on the crazy obnoxious people she's worked with. I'd also like her to write about feminism and sexism in more than this glib one-liner way.
WOW - Funny - a great insight into a career and life!
She pulls no punches, Tina is a real person
1st time with her work
Really, I had to control myself from laughing too hard while driving.
This book was awful. I'm a Tina Fey fan but I couldn't even get through the first few chapters without snoozing. The material was incredibly dry and just not up to Tina Fey par.
Yes! Tina Fey's reading was brilliant! added a lot to the drama
So funny! and relatable
Nope..and wish she has more!
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