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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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    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

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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 LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 03-20-13
    E. Wright LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 03-20-13 Member Since 2012
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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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    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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    Qwerty1 Australia 09-07-12
    Qwerty1 Australia 09-07-12

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    "Stick to 30 Rock"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love Tina Fey, and enjoyed hearing her life story so far.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    A lot of names mentioned, but if you're not in the US acting scene, they dont mean much!


    How could the performance have been better?

    When Tina swears, it sounds so contrived and unnatural. Also the narration basically sounded like her sitting there reading it out. If it's your own story, it should sound a bit more as though she is talking with you not at you. There was no natural tone or intonation.


    Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

    Was ok, but not great.


    Any additional comments?

    Unless you're a big fan, i think you will find this a bit so so.

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    valerie Australia 08-27-12
    valerie Australia 08-27-12
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    "Entertaining"

    I'd never heard of Tina Fey before listening to this audiobook, and I don't own a TV so I had no idea about any of the shows she is talking about. Even with these disadvantages this was still a very enjoyable few hours. She has a knack for anecdote and a superb grasp of the punchy aside.

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    David Kambah, Australia 07-21-12
    David Kambah, Australia 07-21-12
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    "Bossypantastic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    As Tina Fey, herself, narrates the book, you are able to understand her point of view from the tone and inflections in her voice better than if you were to simply read it. Not only that, but listening to her voice is awesome. Also, she ads little comments that would obviously not be in the printed edition.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina's advice about improvisation is helpful and amusing. It is also interesting that she uses it to relate back to everyday life. Another memorable moment was her commenting on the internet feedback she receives. Very funny.


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

    It was so funny. Continuously through the book, I was laughed very loudly. This gave me a few odd looks when I was listening to it in public on my iPod.


    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey is a genius and I recommend this book to any comedy-loving reader.

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  • 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!

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  • Anne
    7/10/14
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    "CHUCKLED MY HEAD OFF!!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Can't Stop Listening!


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to, and why?

    Its hard to compare to other books, as it is uniquely Tina Fey!


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

    The fact that Tina Fey is reading her own autobiography means that you really feel the book in the way in which it was intended, with her artistic inferences, and the amazing sarcasm that she has, the words fall into your ears!


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

    Absolutely, although as I listen in my car, it meant I was almost late for work a couple of times!!


    Any additional comments?

    All I would say about this book, is that if you loved the actress before, you'll want to be her best friend after reading this book... as long as you don't have to drive across America with her for Christmas!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Madeleine
    7/8/14
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    "Great fun great woman"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, honest, silliness


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When Tina describes what it was like working with the male writers on FNL


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

    This made me laugh a lot


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MISS T.
    6/28/14
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    "Loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting, fast paced, open & funny


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Natural, like a conversation


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    (no ideas for that, sorry)


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it from start to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah
    Cirencester, United Kingdom
    1/23/14
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    "Classic Tina Fey"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Listening to Tina Fey recount awkward and off-beat memories of her experiences was as funny and interesting a story as the shows that she writes.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Telling her own story was the most important part. Had another person read this book, I wouldn't have enjoyed her asides as much as I did.


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

    Two sittings back to back. But this book could be listened to in snippets and never once lost my attention


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked 30 Rock or any of her SNL stuff, you'll enjoy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tony
    London, United Kingdom
    10/14/13
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    "Such a wonderful, inspiring book"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Incredible. Hilarious. Wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    All of it


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    The emotion, the way she told her own story, the sense of fun


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

    It made me laugh and feel so warm towards the author and her story


    Any additional comments?

    This is everything an audiobook should be. It added so much to the book itself. Listening to it really was a wonderful experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mooma
    UK
    8/24/13
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    "Made all the better for Fey's witty narration..."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I loved this book. It was brought to life by Tina Fey's narration. I'll definitely be listening to it again in the future.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I found Fey's stories about Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock and juggling her family around them particularly interesting. I was even moved to watch some old SNL episodes on Netflix.


    Any additional comments?

    Even if you've read this already, I urge anyone to listed to the audiobook for Tina Fey's narration.

    0 of 0 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. E. L. Womersley
    Huddersfield, UK
    7/1/13
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    "Very Enjoyable!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    This was a funny and well read book about a strong woman who has, through hard work, achieved what she set out to do in life. Also she tells of her own insecurities and motherhood woes. Overall a very enjoyable book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola
    ascot, berks, United Kingdom
    6/6/13
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    "Not so Bossy really..."

    I'm new to autobiographies so went for a comedy theme. I enjoyed listening to Tina reading the story, I think it lends wait and credibility. There are some laugh out loud moments in between the story of how she started, made it and reached this point. In short lots of hard work, talent and a bit of lucky. Thank heavens for Sarah Palin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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