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  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,465

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "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....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did not enjoy the whinny quality of this book.

  • By Sharon Blunk on 11-29-17

Surprisingly insightful as well as funny!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-11

I downloaded this book to serve as a light-hearted diversion while traveling. I got much more. It was very funny, but what pleased me most about the book were the many insightful gems that are embedded in her story. I want my 14 year-old daughter to listen to this book, to laugh at the stories as Tina relates her journey from teenage awkwardness to TV stardom, to hear all the honest self-deprecating comments, and her persistence in the face of struggles. Tina's narration was great and I took a lot more away from the book than a few good laughs. Thanks Tina!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Straight Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard Russo
  • Narrated by: Sam Freed
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly good

  • By Jeffrey A. Sherman on 01-09-04

one of my favorite books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-05

This was one of the most entertaining and engaging books I have come across in some time. The central character is an interesa fascinating,irritating, yet lovably hilarious excuse for a grown-up. He was a wonderful mixture of insightfulness and cluelessness. There are some terrific moments along the way that had me falling out of my chair with laughter-- then I'd climb back in to my chair to "re-read" the passage again and enjoy it once more. My wife was so intrigued by how I gleefully devoured this book that she had to read it herself. She loved it too! And so have each of my friends who I have convinced to read it.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful