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Bossypants Audiobook

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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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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    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!


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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


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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!

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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.

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    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
  • Beccameriel
    London, United Kingdom
    7/23/13
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    "It's fast; it's funny, it's Tina Fey"

    This is a quick and fun listen. Tina Fey reads her own book excellently; no problem with capturing the authorial voice! She knows how to find the funny and comes across as someone you really want to get to know.

    A strong, funny, intelligent woman. Awesome.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    London, United Kingdom
    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sameer
    Coventry, UK
    4/30/16
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    "so much fun! brill read! and lots of lol moments!"

    so so much fun! brilliant read! and lots of lol moments! hope Tina writes more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roisin Patton
    3/30/16
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    "great!"

    Honest and hilarious! Well read and thoroughly enjoyable, I am now a fan! I would recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jenny
    London
    3/18/16
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    "For lovers of SNL and 30Rock"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    So many great anecdotes. She delivers some fab stories relating back to her first job, improv workshops, snl, Sarah Palin, Lorne Michaels, Alec Baldwin, Amy poehler and others. If you are already a fan of hers, this will go down a treat...


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Tina is funny, warm, sarcastic, clever and comfortably plays with the format of the audiobook


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

    Nice to spread out over a few train journeys, many great stories that give you a smile.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • hannah
    1/23/16
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    "loved it"

    loved it - finished in two days and wished it was twice as long. funny, warm and interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    1/3/16
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    "Good, could have been more"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I think performers delivering their own autobiographies is usually better and Tina Fey does it with expression and passion. The only slight criticism would be the way the edit fades down the last words in each chapter... It was weird and hard to hear but a minor complaint overall.


    If you’ve listened to books by Tina Fey before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't, but having seen a lot of her TV and film this was nice to hear.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The early improv years - I like hearing how it was literally just hard work and trying that hit her up.


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

    Laugh in places, but not over
    Y emotional.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel like there is a lot missing from the book as a whole and she could have been much more thorough. I don't regret listening to it but I would hope there'll be a follow up book one day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mitzie
    10/11/15
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    "delightful!"

    Enjoyable listening - maintains interest throughout, some laugh out loud moments with wise insights. A gift !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • eliisa
    9/21/15
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    "Fell in love with Tina!"

    I listened to this while jogging and ruined my pace laughing out loud. I scared fellow joggers, dogs and children, it was worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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