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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    Ashley Kanes 01-20-15
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    "... Who in earth is Tina Fey??"

    ... And now I know. And now I love her.
    Here in South Africa we've been watching SNL and 30 Rock and other new releases, basically express from the US, if not exactly the same night it's aired there, then at least a few hours or days later. And especially after the Palin/Fey debacle during the election at that time, the world (or rather I) stood up and wondered, Who is this Tina Fey?

    I have listened to her audio book many times over... And it is a true gem. I love her style of reading, I love the goodness of her being that resonates in every (EVERY) single story, and I highly recommend it as a purchase/read.

    This is what happens when someone with the combination of a high IQ, as well as the kind hearted diplomacy/mercy of an enormous EQ, narrates a book that seeks to make people smile or laugh.

    Miss Fey has a fan in me. Talented. Real Lady. Much respect you gentle-kind-hearted-geeky person (person meant here, in all sincerity, as a term of endearment).

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    Mrs. K. Skarbek Australia 12-15-14
    Mrs. K. Skarbek Australia 12-15-14
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    "Funny, quirky and very, very enjoyable."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Fey's delivery is perfect, she even includes audiobooks 'insider' jokes. She writes in a series of mini-essays on different topics and covers everything from children to what it's REALLY like on photo shoots to her days on Saturday Night Live. It is lively, entertaining and very funny.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina Fey.


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

    Too hard to pick a favourite. Her overall performance was just brilliant.


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

    It made me laugh out loud on many, many occasions. Particularly, the essay about her child that began with 'First Lord, no tattoos...'


    Any additional comments?

    If you need an audio book that's easy to slot in and out of without losing any kind of 'plot', this is perfect. If you need something that's wonderfully written, well observed and laugh out loud funny in places, this is perfect. If you like Tina Fey, this is perfect. Even if you don't, I kind of think she will grow on you. I love this audio.

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    chelsie ballajura, Australia 05-26-14
    chelsie ballajura, Australia 05-26-14
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    "Holy smokes this book is funny!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Even though I wasn't overly familiar with Tina Fey when I chose this book, I still loved every second of it. She is funny, witty and insightful!


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

    She brings character to the book when she reads it too you and it feels more in depth.


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

    I would of if I could of! I listened to it mainly on buses and trains. Just try not to laugh out loud in public!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Felix Del Barrio Australia 04-12-13
    Felix Del Barrio Australia 04-12-13 Member Since 2016

    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!

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  • CA Weir
    6/9/11
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    "Do you know Tina Fey?"

    I certainly didn't before listening to this, aside from the classic Palin sketches. But having recently finished, I'm certainly going to go listen/watch her work. A brilliantly narrated story that had me laughing out loud on many occasions whilst cycling to work and in Sainsburys.
    I love the fact she's not just reading from her printed book but has taken the time and thought to make this a unique performance, with brilliant comic timing and acting out of stories, interspersed with clips from her work and references to pictures of her outfits.

    Really hope we get more from Tina Fey on Audible soon!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • PP Merge
    5/18/11
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    "Finally, an audiobook that knows it's an audiobook"

    Yes it's funny, very, very funny but if you're a 30 Rock or SNL fan then this is no less than you would expect from Tina Fey. But one of the most amazing things about the audio version is that Tina Fey knows that she is reading an audiobook and uses this to comic effect. I can't think of another book that does this and by acknowledging the medium it really elevates the title to another level. Also, did I mention it's funny, very, very funny.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah J
    Kent.UK
    5/12/11
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    "I loved it!"

    This book is hilarious and I'd recommend it highly, the text is enhanced enormously by being read by Tina Fey herself (although I did laugh out loud a few times whilst walking along the road with my MP3 earphones on, which made me look a little insane, but never mind!).
    Have a listen and I doubt you'll be disappointed.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE
    Hayling Island, UK
    4/8/13
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    "Loved it!"

    Tina Fey is under rated in the UK!



    I love her self deprecating and sarcastic humour - she's bright, witty and utterly charming.



    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    4/20/11
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    "Great Fun"

    I loved this audiobook. Hearing Tina Fey read her words aloud is a real pleasure. The audiobook is enhanced by sound effects and accents that you wouldn't be able to experience from reading the hard copy of the book. It even contains the Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton sketch (featuring Fey and Amy Poehler) from SNL, which is hilariously funny. 'Bossypants' is entertaining from beginning to end and made me laugh so much that I cried. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Fey's work and sense of humour.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Lenore
    London, United Kingdom
    5/6/11
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    "An enjoyable read for Tiny Fey fans"

    I found this to be an interesting read, particularly when Tina describes her move into the male-dominated world of comedy. Her writing throughout is strong and witty, just as her TV sketches would lead you to expect.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • scott
    northampton, United Kingdom
    7/23/11
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    "Why Tina Fey lost a star"

    Firstly the books brilliant, read brilliantly by the author and dispite the giant man hands, she looks very nice on the cover.

    However, all the hard work is slightly let down by audible.this is simply because every time she says "check the acompanying pdf" im left with a growing anoyance that i didnt get one with the download.

    Come on audible your supossed to be better than this, maybe a bit of organisation and it would have been the TEN out of five stars audiobook that you and maths have prevented it from being!!

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Olabike
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    6/26/11
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    "Funniest autobiography"

    I loved it! her childhood has got to be the funniest i've ever read. The audiobook gives it an even funnier edge.
    I'm gonna go seetinassnl and 30 rock

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    Rogate, United Kingdom
    8/2/11
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    "Bossypants"

    Really enjoyed this audio book. It was very fun to lisen to, as Tina fey narrated it. I enjoyed the Autio version more than reading it myself because of Tina Fey's narration.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • AReader
    London
    1/4/15
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    "Less than thrilled"

    I think Tina Fey is often very funny, but I couldn't get on with this. I found her voice annoying and while I am glad she admired her father, I didn't need to hear quite so much about him. I gave up listening to this halfway and haven't gone back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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