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
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.
Too hard to pick a favourite. Her overall performance was just brilliant.
It made me laugh out loud on many, many occasions. Particularly, the essay about her child that began with 'First Lord, no tattoos...'
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.
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!
She brings character to the book when she reads it too you and it feels more in depth.
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!
Of course! It's like everything Tina Fey has done combined into one
I would have to say Tina Fey
Her voice is amazing and the impressions she does is fantastic
I would if I could
This is a must read book. Any fan of Tina would absolutely love this
Interior Architect, homewares designer, Japan obsessed and lover of a good story
Funny, awkward, entertaining
Shes as fun in voice as she is on screen if your a fan you will love it
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.
Tina Fey of course! :-)
funny, entertaining, easy
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!
the non pc guide to bossiness
Obviously Tina Fey she is an amazingly funny women sometimes without even trying
Herself and Sarah Palin
Behind the laughs things are never as they seem
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.
Felix Del Barrio
Short, sweet, and often laugh-out-loud
A lovely trip down Tina's wonderfully unique memory lane.
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.
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.
Yes, it was read by Tina Fey and very, very entertaining.
Tina Fey doing her Sarah Palin interpretation.
Laugh out loud a lot.
It will be hard to find another audio book to top this!
"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!
I bought this book because it was a "daily deal" but I'd gladly spend a credit on it. As you would expect Tina Fey reads her book perfectly to laugh out loud consequence!
"Sweet, self-depreciating, but a touch evasive"
I enjoyed Bossypants a lot. Tina Fey is sweet and sharply witty as ever. I did wonder at times why she was writing an autobiography as it felt like she was reluctant to share the truly meaningful aspects of her life... And compensating for this by sharing pseudo-intimate anecdotes that create the impression the author is giving you some real deep Tina (e.g. period talk, breast feeding), but which you sense aren't really that private or intimate to her. The gaps and silences in Tina Fey's book tell you a lot about what is really important to her and as always, she is self aware enough to joke about that (see the "dammit I wasn't going to use my husband's real name skit").
I came to the conclusion that the book is either a) a contractual obligation or b) Tina's way of telling people about herself in a controlled way so that they will stop with the questions already. However, leaving that aside, there are some great pieces of discussion about her career, philosophical and feminist perspective and early life which are sharp, witty and incisive. She reads it beautifully and it is a lot of fun, whilst also being thought provoking.
Really enjoyed it, very funny in places and great performance. being a fan of her definitely an advantage!
"She could bossy me any day!"
Listening to Ms Fey narrate her life story so far for some maybe a recording too far but I found it turned her audio book into a conversation. All be it a one sided conversation but I found and I would encourage others to welcome her and her family into your own.
Ms Fey (I cannot call her Tina) tells you how difficult it was for women to be seen as funny back then when these days women are often the funniest. How she was one of the '1st's' to do this and to do that.
She pokes fun at herself, her life, her rise and everything in between (except Don Fey her Father) but you will love how she understands how Americans can appear to the rest of the world as highlighted in the honeymoon cruise saga.
I genuinely would encourage you to purchase or credit this book. I have re listened to this on numerous occasions.
"Absolutely Loved It"
I have been meaning to read/listen to this book since it was released, and I'm so sad I ended up waiting so long, because it is brilliant. The book is well read, hilarious and thoroughly enjoyable, I couldn't stop listening.
I would definitely recommend listening to the book, not only because Tiny Fey's narration is excellent but because it includes audio extracts of performances.
'Bossypants' is very funny, just what I'd expect from Tina Fey. I was extremely upset when it finished, I didn't want it to end.
If you like Tina Fey, I'm sure you won't be disappointed after a listen.
I love Tina Fey's wry sense of humour and delivery - this is one of those books you need to hear read by the author
All of it!
Er, Tina Fey
Be aware of where you listen to this - I laughed aloud in public on many occasions
Witty, positive, pleasant, and very funny.
"If this is Bossy Pants, I want to be bossy!!"
Tina Fey is instinctively funny and totally human. She speaks so well and makes what some would deem uncomfortable... Comfortably uncomfortable. You just have to listen to understand.
Hearing her talk about SNL, the infamous Palin sketch.
Having Tina read her own autobiography meant that she could go off script slightly and be hilariously funny whilst doing so.
When Tina spoke about not asking people about reproductive plans... And so much more
"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
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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