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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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    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 09-07-12
    Qwerty1 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    valerie 08-27-12
    valerie 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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    Murray Clifton Grove, Australia 05-01-12
    Murray Clifton Grove, Australia 05-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Truly funny and heartfelt"
    Any additional comments?

    Tina Fey is a very talented writer and performer and this is really highlighted here. She is honest and open about the events that have moulded her life and the fact that she reads it herself provides an extra dimension of interest. Very highly recommended.

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    Annette Calwell, Australia 04-24-12
    Annette Calwell, Australia 04-24-12
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    "Entertaining"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina is very funny and I could relate to what she was saying.


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

    Hearing stories of her progressing through life was interesting. The book focusses way too much on '30 Rock' towards the end. I lost interest, but only right at the end.


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

    Her voice.


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

    Hard to say. We listened to it on a road trip, so it was one sitting regardless. It was entertaining, but I may not have started listening again had I stopped though.


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    Amazon Customer 04-23-12
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    "Hilarious insight into the life of a Bossypants"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Feys comedic timing really enhances the telling of her own story. If you love 30 Rock, you'll listen to this at least 3 times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina's life as a teenage girl and how she was introduced and fell in love with live theatre, acting and putting on a good show and as she got older, learning about what it means to be seen as an ambitious career woman in a male dominated industry. Many tongue in cheek moments.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    You can tell how much work she put into this book and how passionate she is about her family, friends and work. Her execution was well timed and fricken hilarious.


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

    Bossypants is a hilarious look at the life of an improv queen battling crotch biscuits and many more of life's challenges one laugh at a time.


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    Rebecca Canberra, Australia 04-16-12
    Rebecca Canberra, Australia 04-16-12
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    "So funny"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    This book was so funny that my family thought I was crazy, I just couldn't stop laughing


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    Ruth Melbourne, Australia 04-09-12
    Ruth Melbourne, Australia 04-09-12
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    "Amusing and fabulously read by Fey"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I definitely would listen again! It's engaging and funny, and you can pretty much re-listen from whatever point in the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the titles of each chapter, consistently witty.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Her voice is so well modulated, and really interested and not annoying.


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

    Noooo idea.


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  • alex
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    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!

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  • mechabio
    1/9/15
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    "fun and interesting, short and sweet"

    I'm a fan of Tina Fey's lighthearted anecdotal style. She conveys her thoughts and recalls her life lessons in such a humorous and relatable way. I would definitely recommend to any fan of hers!

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  • Elles Belles
    1/6/15
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    "Tina is awesome"

    Love her. Some laugh out moments. I listen to her while running so I look crazy! She is an excellent role model

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  • Helen
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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.

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  • J. Casey
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    12/3/14
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    "Smart and funny"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes-Tina fey is the super smart, funny friend you wish you had in real life. she discusses feminist subjects in a warm, insightful way. It's easy listening that has some meat to. Tina Fey has written something in the same vein as How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran. It's an upliftng book that brightened up my weekday November commute no end.


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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

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