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
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.
Yes, there were plenty of KILLER lines and quips
I very much enjoyed Tina's description of her childhood and her father.
I could have...
Although it was very entertaining I felt I didn't really learn anything terribly deep about Tina, and I wanted to.
I love Tina Fey, and enjoyed hearing her life story so far.
A lot of names mentioned, but if you're not in the US acting scene, they dont mean much!
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 ok, but not great.
Unless you're a big fan, i think you will find this a bit so so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tina Fey is a genius and I recommend this book to any comedy-loving reader.
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.
Tina is very funny and I could relate to what she was saying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I definitely would listen again! It's engaging and funny, and you can pretty much re-listen from whatever point in the story.
I loved the titles of each chapter, consistently witty.
Her voice is so well modulated, and really interested and not annoying.
"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!
"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!
"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
"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.
"Smart and funny"
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.
"CHUCKLED MY HEAD OFF!!"
Can't Stop Listening!
Its hard to compare to other books, as it is uniquely Tina Fey!
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!
Absolutely, although as I listen in my car, it meant I was almost late for work a couple of times!!
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!
"Great fun great woman"
Funny, honest, silliness
When Tina describes what it was like working with the male writers on FNL
This made me laugh a lot
Interesting, fast paced, open & funny
Natural, like a conversation
(no ideas for that, sorry)
Enjoyed it from start to end.
"Classic Tina Fey"
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.
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.
Two sittings back to back. But this book could be listened to in snippets and never once lost my attention
If you liked 30 Rock or any of her SNL stuff, you'll enjoy this.
"Such a wonderful, inspiring book"
Incredible. Hilarious. Wonderful.
All of it
The emotion, the way she told her own story, the sense of fun
It made me laugh and feel so warm towards the author and her story
This is everything an audiobook should be. It added so much to the book itself. Listening to it really was a wonderful experience.
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