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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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Why we think it's Essential - Witty, finely-crafted, and meant to be heard, Bossypants is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. Tina Fey knows how to deliver a good punch-line – and does so hilariously throughout her memoir. Her self-deprecating humor shines through, and this half-memoir, half-stand-up routine left me laughing for all in the subway car to hear. From her days in the Second City comedy troupe, to Saturday Night Live, to Hollywood, Fey's stories and memories will leave you in stitches. —Jess

Publisher's Summary

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 of those 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.

Includes special, never-before-solicited opinions on breastfeeding, princesses, Photoshop, the electoral process, and Italian rum cake!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)

"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)

"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny - oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)

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    Daniel Murray 01-05-15 Member Since 2014

    The one book I would've loved isn't recorded: "The Deluxe Transitive Vampire..." by Karen Elizabeth Gordon.

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    "I have listened to this over and over and over."

    Insightful and poignantly funny. It is an "Oh...my God this is good!" audiobook. Tina Fey did an amazing job as the narrator, too.

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    Lo 01-03-15
    Lo 01-03-15
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    Funny as always! Tina never disappoints me. I Loved hearing her narrate her own stories. She is such a comedian.

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    Julia Fedorov Georgia 01-02-15
    Julia Fedorov Georgia 01-02-15 Member Since 2014

    It's all zombies, survival, guns, british narrators, medicine and biology, primatology, and gentlemen who like gentlemen. Some dragons.

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    "hilarious and honest"

    This book is great! I didn't expect it to be so funny! I couldn't put it down, and I was eager to listen to the chapters every day. It was recommended to me and it did not disappoint.

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    imsheli 01-02-15
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    "Loved this surprising honest funny story."

    Tina is so great in her depiction. She tells a great story. Only complaint is it ended too soon. I lived it do much I wanted more, more, more

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    GMJ 01-02-15
    GMJ 01-02-15 Member Since 2014

    Reformed soccer mom

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    "Tina Fey, one of my longtime favorites ..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version. However, since she is both an actress and the subject of this memoir, listening to it delivered in her own voice definitely added something special to the narrative.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    The most memorable part was remembering and reliving the entire Tina Fey-as-Sarah Palin chapter of US election history. It was astounding when it happened and is still astounding now. The book did share with us how much effort and studying went into Ms. Fey's performances in that role. At the time it occurred, the public impression was that Ms. Fey was born a dead ringer for Ms. Palin and the satire was thus virtually effortless. Brava, Tina Fey!


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

    Sarah Palin - see above.


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

    The book is mostly light, funny and entertaining. At times the author seemed overly self-deprecating. She's Tina Fey, for god's sake; she doesn't need to pretend that she's really an also-ran to other SNL cast members and that no one knows about 30 Rock. I realize that actors are often either overly egotistical though undeserved or (as seemingly in this case) overly insecure despite huge success. I don't mind hearing her true human voice emerge, but I'll admit that I got a little tired of her claiming that she's not really *that* good at her job. At the same time, it was striking how unpredictable and difficult the life of an actor can be, and she did a good job of conveying that.


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    "Nothing Quite Like This Nerd"

    Tina writes honestly- her trademark humor. Hearing her voice give life to her voice is the bomb.

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    Anne 12-31-14
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    "Wished she wrote a second book!"

    Loved it! Great advice with many jokes along the way. I would definitely recommend this book to any person of age!

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    John 12-30-14
    John 12-30-14
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    "Tina is my hero"

    I love her sense of humor and so many good life lessons from this book!! Definitely recommended!! I listened a year ago and a year later it was worth a re listen. Definitely a good investment.

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    "Didn't want it to end!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved the fact that the book was actually being read by the author. Tina Fey has such a witty humor which I think can only be portrayed best read by her. I sometimes had to go back and review what was just said because it was so fast and funny.


    What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

    I have no comparison to this book as of yet.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I liked the fact that being a female, I could empathize with some of her stories. I liked that I always had a smile while listening and had to muffle my laugh a lot and felt a little more confident with my own mishaps and ill feelings that can sometimes go along with growing up. Mrs. Fey is very good at making perfect sense of non-sense.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Whatcha looking at?


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    Marisol 12-29-14
    Marisol 12-29-14
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    "she is AWESOME"

    I listen to this whenever I'm feeling down, makes me laugh every time. (-: .



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