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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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    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pu koh 01-20-12
    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 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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  • Mrs. E. L. Womersley
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    7/1/13
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    "Very Enjoyable!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    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.


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  • Nicola
    ascot, berks, United Kingdom
    6/6/13
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    "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.

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  • Alex
    MARCH, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Great listen!"

    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.

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  • Mr. Ga Mrs A. Bowater
    Hetton le Hole
    4/13/13
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    "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.

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  • Amazon Customer
    CARDIFF, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "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.



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  • Amazon Customer
    North London
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
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