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Bossypants Audiobook

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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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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    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
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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 Sydney, Australia 02-26-12
    Terence Sydney, 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 2016
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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
    pu koh 01-20-12 Listener Since 2007
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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 07-10-11
    Luke 07-10-11 Member Since 2010

    Lawyer in Australia.

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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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  • Rhiannon K.
    4/11/15
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    "Tina F-rickingawesome-ey"

    This was absolutely hilarious. And genius of course. Premium anecdote gold. I am now 50% more wise and 63% more sure that Tina Fey is my spirit animal.

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  • Amazon Customer
    2/25/15
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    "Tina Fey is a God."

    The title says it all.
    It is read a little fast but, I guess that's how Ms(?) Fey talks. It just means I'll have to re-listen soon, which I am so so up for.

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  • Fiona
    Birmingham
    2/19/15
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    "Good but not blown away"

    This book was very hyped to me so I had big expectations. However it didn't quite match them. alot of the jokes were American based so went over my head. However the performance was great I and if you want to read this book I definately recommend listening rather than reading it.

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  • alex
    London, United Kingdom
    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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  • J. Casey
    UK
    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!

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  • 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

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