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
The best so far - really kept my interest and was short so a good book to start out with.
Hearing about Tina Feys father was really entertaining - what a character!
She really breathed life into the book and used a variety of voices.
It made me laugh, a lot.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Tina Feys work.
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.
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!
"Funny and clever"
An enjoyable foray into Tina Fey's life.. It was smiley funny rather than laugh out loud and is a great account of how a clever woman achieved success with the usual dollops of talent and luck. Don Fey is a great character and I enjoyed Tina's accounts of life with him and his effect on others enormously.
"Tina fey reads Tina fey, great."
Tina Fey made me laugh so much on the train platform at Clapham I got two seats to myself. If you like her humour this is a great buy, so much sweet generous wisdom wrapped up as self deprecating humour. Love her.
great listen during rush hour commute but expect to be laughing loudly in quiet places
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