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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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    Ruby Australia 04-23-12
    Ruby Australia 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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    Carolyn Auckland, New Zealand 03-24-12
    Carolyn Auckland, New Zealand 03-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Better than I expected, and that's saying a lot"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version so can't comment on whether the audio version is better. Tina Fey's narration was brilliant, though.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was expecting it to be simply funny; a story about Ms Fey's life full of jokes. It was definitely funny but it was more than that. There was real experience and advice, told jokingly but actually useful advice, and I have come to admire her as more than just a very funny person.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    Apart from her clear diction and good use of pacing and volume (to be expected from an actor) I enjoyed her little asides about the audiobook creation process, as a special treat to listeners.


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

    Not really - that would end the fun too soon. I listened in small doses, to stretch out the enjoyment longer.


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    tori Esperance, Australia 03-05-12
    tori Esperance, Australia 03-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Tina Fey Does it Again!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I'm a huge Tina Fey fan and I wasn't let down.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fey's honesty and her wicked sense of humour.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Herself, obviously!


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

    When she was talking about her struggle with breastfeeding and being judged.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a huge Tina Fey fan, so this was always going to be a winner for me and she didn't let me down!!

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    Terence Albury, Australia 02-26-12
    Terence Albury, Australia 02-26-12
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    "Reading Aloud Not Tina's forté"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator. I am an unqualified TF lover but the narration weakened the delivery. Don't understand why it was so.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Where she can't cope with the anthrax scare. It touched me as I could feel how scared and despondent she was. She also makes it clear how she admired how her boss Lorne Michael's handled it. The story is just not comedy. There is leadership learning too. It's a great story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Tina's reading made it less funny than the print. I love her on screen & in writing but


    Do you think Bossypants needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Definitely because Tina Fey has so much to offer.


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    Paula Yarram, Australia 01-21-12
    Paula Yarram, Australia 01-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Laugh out loud funny!"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks I've listened to. Have been busted listening to it and laughing so hard that I've snorted!


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

    Tina's narration is wonderful. Generous, self effacing & warm.


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    pu koh 01-20-12
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    "love it. too short"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    definitely the top of my 'easy listening' list


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

    audiobook is so much better, because it's her!


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

    didn't want to stop. but had to ration myself


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    Alice Auckland, New Zealand 01-02-12
    Alice Auckland, New Zealand 01-02-12
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    "The sneaker upper"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Unique, Quirky, Blorft


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I don't want to ruin the book for others but I loved the stories about her time at SNL and the Chapter entitled Sarah, Oprah, and Captain Hook.


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

    Hearing her impressions of the 30 Rock cast and Don Fey.


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

    I laughed and I also developed a rash on my hand


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    Luke Brisbane, Australia 07-10-11
    Luke Brisbane, Australia 07-10-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Worth the price just to hear Tina do the narration"

    Okay, so I was already a Tina Fey fan, but this book just made me a bigger fan. Even if you have the hard copy book, this audio book is worth the price just to hear Tina Fey read it.

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  • I. Reid
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    1/15/13
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    "the brilliant Tina Fey"

    I loved this book and with Tina reading it lots of funny incidents and great comic moments

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  • Patrick
    Kingston-on-Thames, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Easy Listening to hard working star"

    a very easy going but frank bio that doesn't pull any punches about showbiz or the sexism that exists there.

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  • M. Camm
    UK
    9/13/12
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    "Not that funny..."

    ...compared to what I was expecting, the laughs are few and far between. This could be stating the obvious but it is also very "American" with lots of references to shows and people un the US, which I hadn't heard of.



    Still an interesting read. Nothing about Mean Girls in it and a lot of promotion for 30 Rock though.

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  • Lianne
    Stevenage, United Kingdom
    3/15/12
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    "Self-deprecating humour from the hilarious Ms Fey"

    Tina Fey writes (and reads) an absolutely hilarious account of her life, that's not to say that some moments aren't touching- they are. Fey writes honestly without seeking sympathy. Fey also engages with feminist debates and ideas with a great deal of humour; addressing her issues with photoshop, gender politics in the work place and the importance of women supporting each other in male dominated industries. Plus we get to hear what it is like working with Alec Baldwin, what Sarah Palin is like and we are left trying to work out who the 'D-bag' celebrities are she has worked with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
    1/27/12
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    "Born in the USA"

    I found this funny and amusing - very funny in places. But it was sometimes hard to relate to all-American experience with names of stars and shows that I didn't recognise and couldn't relate to. Also sometimes too much information on women's physiology for my taste.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Reading, United Kingdom
    7/8/11
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    "Hmmmmm........."

    I thought this would be great...should be funny and possibly insiteful. I had visions of David Nivens books as a benchmark and really looked forward to hearing this....Boy what a shame!

    Instead I was disappointed and felt like i was on the receiving end of someone who had overdosed on speed and who was in a hurry to get a story out, but not the whole thing, just the bits they thought you should hear. I did laugh at quite a few of the jokes but this was contrived humour and not the natural laughter that comes from something that is simply genuinely funny. Ms Fey makes it clear that she wouldn't care less what I or anyone else thought and from this you get the impression that she lacks any pride or purpose in creating this audio book other than as a vehicle to make money using the rough framework of her life to base the narrative on....I wouldn't buy this again!

    Paul

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  • Mr. D. V. Carruthers
    London
    6/5/11
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    "Hilarious & brilliant"

    Definitely one of the best autobiographies I've listened to - and she is a *brilliant* reader. It is absolutely hilarious, had me laughing out loud on many occasions, and had me running immediately for the 30 rock series 1 dvd that I hadn't got around to watching - now my new favourite show.
    Cannot recommend too highly as an entertaining read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hey MICKEY 5000!£4xx
    9/8/11
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    "Too vulgar to be enjoyed"

    Funny, yes, but bitchy, vulgar and cruel in places, I find this to be like trying to sit through pain and occasionally laughing, but mostly experiencing the pain caused by the vulgarity and imagry this person uses.

    She wrote a film I loved, but she needs to re-edit this thing and take out all the vulgar and cruel stuff.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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