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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.

Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and '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.

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Publisher's Summary

Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.

Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and '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. 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.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Scott Alexzander Australia 08-14-13
    Scott Alexzander Australia 08-14-13

    Interior Architect, homewares designer, Japan obsessed and lover of a good story

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    "Laugh out loud in inappropriate places"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, awkward, entertaining


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tina Fey? Why or why not?

    Definitely


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Shes as fun in voice as she is on screen if your a fan you will love it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Henry Chatswood, Australia 07-27-13
    Henry Chatswood, Australia 07-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very entertaining book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I'm only selectively read biographies, and Tina Fey's book was a very entertaining story from start to finish. Her reading of the book was a big bonus for me, and really made her stories all the more memorable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina Fey of course! :-)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Auckland, New Zealand 07-01-13
    Dawn Auckland, New Zealand 07-01-13
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    "Entertaining"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    funny, entertaining, easy


    What did you like best about this story?

    easy to listen to, i really bought it to try out audible, so i picked a short book but ended up really enjoying it and having a good laugh!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    cant remember


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    the non pc guide to bossiness


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    Jenna Port Kennedy, Australia 06-14-13
    Jenna Port Kennedy, Australia 06-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "HILARIOUS"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious
    Different
    Entertaining


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Tina Fey she is an amazingly funny women sometimes without even trying


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

    Herself and Sarah Palin


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Behind the laughs things are never as they seem


    Any additional comments?

    The fact that Tina Fey actually read this as well as writing it made the book soo much more, I feel that reading this in print would not have the same feeling. The best part about this book is that Tina doesnt stick to the usual style of an Autobiography of a celebrity where their life is laid out for you in chronological order stating then this happened then this happened. I love the fact that Tina jumps forward in time and then back again it keeps you interested. The other thing I like about this is she makes it so easy to listen too as I was listen I actually pictured her in my head sitting in front of a mic reading and making faces and gestures, it made you feel like she was telling you this story one on one.

    All in all this was a great great great read and the only down side is that it wasnt long enough MORE TINA I WANT MORE. I will definitley recommend to all people I know that they need to get this as an audio book. I guarentee you will be pissing yourself laughing in the first 12 mins.

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    Felix Del Barrio Australia 04-12-13
    Felix Del Barrio Australia 04-12-13 Member Since 2013

    Felix Del Barrio

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    "An even bigger fan now"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Short, sweet, and often laugh-out-loud


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Funny question.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yup!


    Any additional comments?

    A lovely trip down Tina's wonderfully unique memory lane.

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    E. Wright 03-20-13
    E. Wright 03-20-13
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    "It pays to have an insight into your boss's pants!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    No I would not listen to the story again, not in the near future anyway. It was good the first time and that suits me just fine.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I'm new to audio listening and Bossypants has encouraged me to listen to more. A similar audio book would be Moranthology by Caitlin Moran which I'm slowly getting through.


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    Olivia Brunswick East, Australia 02-25-13
    Olivia Brunswick East, Australia 02-25-13
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    "Excellent audio book. Highly recommend."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, it was read by Tina Fey and very, very entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina Fey doing her Sarah Palin interpretation.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING


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

    Laugh out loud a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    It will be hard to find another audio book to top this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katie The Gap, Australia 02-04-13
    Katie The Gap, Australia 02-04-13
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    "Funny, smart and entertaining"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best so far - really kept my interest and was short so a good book to start out with.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hearing about Tina Feys father was really entertaining - what a character!


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She really breathed life into the book and used a variety of voices.


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

    It made me laugh, a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Tina Feys work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    adelise seven hills, Australia 02-02-13
    adelise seven hills, Australia 02-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "SAFTEY WARNING!"

    Please be warned, this audiobook may be dangerous when listening in the car. I laughed so hard it brought me to tears and it could not have been safe to be laughing that way while driving home from work! I loved this book, and I really think that Tina Fey did a great job at performing it (as expected) and I am glad that I got to listen to it rather than simply reading it.
    I can't portray how much i enjoyed listening to this audiobook, I came home every day and re watched 30 rock and annoyed my husband with little tidbits of information while watching. I am sure he is happy that I have finished it! But I think I will listen to it again.
    Thanks Tina for sharing and writing and reading. Oh, and I did not even notice her scar... but maybe I just need a better TV. I don't know.
    Get this audiobook. It's great.

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    emilie Melbourne, Australia 10-08-12
    emilie Melbourne, Australia 10-08-12
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    "fabulous"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, there were plenty of KILLER lines and quips


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I very much enjoyed Tina's description of her childhood and her father.


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

    nope.


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

    I could have...


    Any additional comments?

    Although it was very entertaining I felt I didn't really learn anything terribly deep about Tina, and I wanted to.

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  • Jennifer
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    6/7/11
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    "Extremely funny and wholeheartedly recommended"

    This audio book is brilliant, and I wholeheartedly recommend it. It is consistently funny and Tina Fey, as you might expect, does a great job of narrating.

    I also really appreciated that bits were altered from the print edition to work in audio form, as well as the inclusion of one of her Saturday Night Live Sarah Palin skits and other nice touches. Or as another reviewer says rather more succinctly, it's an audiobook that knows it's an audiobook.

    But Audible.co.uk: where's the PDF to which she refers several times? I can't see it available to download on your site (possibly because I'm being an idiot). I would really like to see a copy!

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  • Liz
    6/2/15
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    "Listened to it twice in 2 weeks!"

    Loved it. Laugh out loud funny and great stories throughout. Great to hear some of the stories behind SNL and 30 Rock

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  • Joe
    5/23/15
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    "Hilariously endearing"

    I chose to get this book to have as background sound as I worked on my final hand in at university, I haven't stopped listening since I downloaded it and have spent most of that time crying with laughter, in particular as soon as the words 'childs old colonial lady costume'. I strongly recommend this, especially as an audio book as unlike other writers I think the words are so much funny coming from the person, especially from Tina Fey!

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  • Gill
    Stocksfield, United Kingdom
    5/9/15
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    "Funny and clever"

    An enjoyable foray into Tina Fey's life.. It was smiley funny rather than laugh out loud and is a great account of how a clever woman achieved success with the usual dollops of talent and luck. Don Fey is a great character and I enjoyed Tina's accounts of life with him and his effect on others enormously.

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  • Rebecca
    4/25/15
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    "Tina fey reads Tina fey, great."

    Tina Fey made me laugh so much on the train platform at Clapham I got two seats to myself. If you like her humour this is a great buy, so much sweet generous wisdom wrapped up as self deprecating humour. Love her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlotte
    4/15/15
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    "excellent"

    great listen during rush hour commute but expect to be laughing loudly in quiet places

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rhiannon K.
    4/11/15
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    "Tina F-rickingawesome-ey"

    This was absolutely hilarious. And genius of course. Premium anecdote gold. I am now 50% more wise and 63% more sure that Tina Fey is my spirit animal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/25/15
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    "Tina Fey is a God."

    The title says it all.
    It is read a little fast but, I guess that's how Ms(?) Fey talks. It just means I'll have to re-listen soon, which I am so so up for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    Birmingham
    2/19/15
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    "Good but not blown away"

    This book was very hyped to me so I had big expectations. However it didn't quite match them. alot of the jokes were American based so went over my head. However the performance was great I and if you want to read this book I definately recommend listening rather than reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alex
    London, United Kingdom
    1/29/15
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    "Charming, funny and pretty inspiring."

    Tina Fey is a G. She writes with such warm modesty and wit. She also delivers her own text with natural ease, which not all authors can do. As a young woman in the entertainment industry I found myself keeping bookmarks of passages that were damn good advice to someone in my position. A wise lady. More Tina Fey!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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