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 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.
"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.
This was a funny and well read book about a strong woman who has, through hard work, achieved what she set out to do in life. Also she tells of her own insecurities and motherhood woes. Overall a very enjoyable book.
"Not so Bossy really..."
I'm new to autobiographies so went for a comedy theme. I enjoyed listening to Tina reading the story, I think it lends wait and credibility. There are some laugh out loud moments in between the story of how she started, made it and reached this point. In short lots of hard work, talent and a bit of lucky. Thank heavens for Sarah Palin.
Fantastic book, having it read by Tina really adds to the humour and gives us extra little snippets which would be lost in the paper copy. Well written, heart warming and honest. Fully recommended to anybody, not just fans of Tina Fey.
"so funny and true"
Been a fan of Tina Fey for so long and this audio book I'm hilarious and well worth hearing as its narrated by Tina very funny buy it.
"A humorous way to pass the time."
I was looking for a way to get back into audiobooks, after listening to 'In The Plex' and loving it, I struggled to find a replacement.
After loving 30 Rock and SNL, I thought I would attempt an easy going book, slapping some dorrah down on this beauty, I was instantly hooked. I am three quarters of the way through now (on the second day of listening) and would normally wait to write a review once I am done.
However, Amazon prompted me to write a review in exchange for a (possible) Kindle Fire HD and my attention span is short; so I had to act quickly.
If you like improv, quirky sidelines and Tina Fey then this is 5 hours well spent.
"the brilliant Tina Fey"
I loved this book and with Tina reading it lots of funny incidents and great comic moments
"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.
"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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