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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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    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 Robert 12-30-14
    John Robert 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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    Nadyne Colleton 12-30-14
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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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    Amy 12-22-14
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    "Down to earth and funny"

    A down to earth and introspective view of her success topped off with a wonderful narration

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    Christopher Miami, FL USA 12-21-14
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 12-21-14
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    "Literally Luaghed Out Loud (through most of it)"

    Very funny woman. I thought most of the book was great and thought provoking. A little preachy at parts though.

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    MC New York, NY, USA 12-16-14
    MC New York, NY, USA 12-16-14 Member Since 2016

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    "Charming"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    The narration


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved this story-- the tone, the humor, the personality that came through the writing


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    Mary Vansant 12-15-14 Member Since 2015
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    "An Underdog's Tale"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    The 'starving artist' stories, and Tina's great sense of humor.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Tina Fey's interactions with and thoughts about impersonating Sarah Palen.


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There are great audio clips from SNL and 30 Rock that really add color, and hearing her thoughts from her own mouth is great.


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    Ames 12-12-14
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    "Enjoyable."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version, but obviously the owner of the words can add emphasis better than any printed version. I hate that Tina Fey might see my boring title..but I am NOT a writer. I (here it goes) found this autobiography enjoyable. I loved hearing about her first period and her first pap smear. I am a nurse, so I was laughing hysterically. I will make my daughter listen to the entire chapter as well, and probably laugh some more! Hilarious! I also liked hearing about the presidential election from her perspective and how it played out on SNL. So much to consider, giving a damn about Palin NOT getting "booed", etc. Lastly, I appreciated her perspective of being selected as "Mother of the Year." She hit the nail on the head! Thanks for the fun Tina!


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    Skylla 12-09-14
    Skylla 12-09-14
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    "Hilarious"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Maybe


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved hearing Tina's story and the behind the scenes stories about 30 Rock and SNL. I love both shows so the back stories are fun to hear.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first.


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

    Cracking up laughing in my car.


    Any additional comments?

    Would definitely recommend.

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