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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not really - that would end the fun too soon. I listened in small doses, to stretch out the enjoyment longer.
Absolutely. I'm a huge Tina Fey fan and I wasn't let down.
Fey's honesty and her wicked sense of humour.
When she was talking about her struggle with breastfeeding and being judged.
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!!
The narrator. I am an unqualified TF lover but the narration weakened the delivery. Don't understand why it was so.
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.
Tina's reading made it less funny than the print. I love her on screen & in writing but
Definitely because Tina Fey has so much to offer.
One of the best audiobooks I've listened to. Have been busted listening to it and laughing so hard that I've snorted!
Tina's narration is wonderful. Generous, self effacing & warm.
definitely the top of my 'easy listening' list
audiobook is so much better, because it's her!
didn't want to stop. but had to ration myself
Unique, Quirky, Blorft
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.
Hearing her impressions of the 30 Rock cast and Don Fey.
I laughed and I also developed a rash on my hand
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.
"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.
"Made all the better for Fey's witty narration..."
I loved this book. It was brought to life by Tina Fey's narration. I'll definitely be listening to it again in the future.
I found Fey's stories about Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock and juggling her family around them particularly interesting. I was even moved to watch some old SNL episodes on Netflix.
Even if you've read this already, I urge anyone to listed to the audiobook for Tina Fey's narration.
"It's fast; it's funny, it's Tina Fey"
This is a quick and fun listen. Tina Fey reads her own book excellently; no problem with capturing the authorial voice! She knows how to find the funny and comes across as someone you really want to get to know.
A strong, funny, intelligent woman. Awesome.
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