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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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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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    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
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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

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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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  • Laura
    1/3/16
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    "Good, could have been more"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I think performers delivering their own autobiographies is usually better and Tina Fey does it with expression and passion. The only slight criticism would be the way the edit fades down the last words in each chapter... It was weird and hard to hear but a minor complaint overall.


    If you’ve listened to books by Tina Fey before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't, but having seen a lot of her TV and film this was nice to hear.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The early improv years - I like hearing how it was literally just hard work and trying that hit her up.


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

    Laugh in places, but not over
    Y emotional.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel like there is a lot missing from the book as a whole and she could have been much more thorough. I don't regret listening to it but I would hope there'll be a follow up book one day.

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  • Mitzie
    10/11/15
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    "delightful!"

    Enjoyable listening - maintains interest throughout, some laugh out loud moments with wise insights. A gift !

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  • makio
    9/21/15
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    "Fell in love with Tina!"

    I listened to this while jogging and ruined my pace laughing out loud. I scared fellow joggers, dogs and children, it was worth it.

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  • Mason
    9/13/15
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    "Simply amazing"

    Couldn't stop listening. Throughly entertaining, great insights and absolutely hilarious! So easy to listen to I wish it didn't finish.

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  • Toby
    8/17/15
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    "Hilarious!"

    I bought this book because it was a "daily deal" but I'd gladly spend a credit on it. As you would expect Tina Fey reads her book perfectly to laugh out loud consequence!

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  • DaisyCutter
    8/15/15
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    "Sweet, self-depreciating, but a touch evasive"

    I enjoyed Bossypants a lot. Tina Fey is sweet and sharply witty as ever. I did wonder at times why she was writing an autobiography as it felt like she was reluctant to share the truly meaningful aspects of her life... And compensating for this by sharing pseudo-intimate anecdotes that create the impression the author is giving you some real deep Tina (e.g. period talk, breast feeding), but which you sense aren't really that private or intimate to her. The gaps and silences in Tina Fey's book tell you a lot about what is really important to her and as always, she is self aware enough to joke about that (see the "dammit I wasn't going to use my husband's real name skit").
    I came to the conclusion that the book is either a) a contractual obligation or b) Tina's way of telling people about herself in a controlled way so that they will stop with the questions already. However, leaving that aside, there are some great pieces of discussion about her career, philosophical and feminist perspective and early life which are sharp, witty and incisive. She reads it beautifully and it is a lot of fun, whilst also being thought provoking.

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  • Anonymous
    8/7/15
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    "great"

    Really enjoyed it, very funny in places and great performance. being a fan of her definitely an advantage!

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  • Griffin
    7/28/15
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    "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.

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  • Josie
    7/23/15
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    "Absolutely Loved It"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    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.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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.


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

    '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.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Tina Fey, I'm sure you won't be disappointed after a listen.

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  • moi79
    7/23/15
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    "Brilliant"
    What did you like most about Bossypants?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    All of it!


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

    Er, Tina Fey


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

    Be aware of where you listen to this - I laughed aloud in public on many occasions


    Any additional comments?

    Witty, positive, pleasant, and very funny.

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