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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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    Amber Atkinson 08-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Sound quality was off compared to others.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Their were times the story line felt off pace.


    Do you think Bossypants needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, I feel like their are more wonderful stories she could tell us to make us laugh.


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    Amy Campbell 08-26-14 Member Since 2009

    I enjoy historical fiction, sci-fi and some fantasy. After listening to multiple books in a series, I like to sprinkle in a biography or two

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    "I just love Tina Fey"
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    So many wonderful stories. I can really look at her performances with very different eyes.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tina Fey? Why or why not?

    Yes, I really like her style and view of the world.


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    Csilla GREENBELT, MD, United States 08-18-14
    Csilla GREENBELT, MD, United States 08-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Wanted to like it"

    Unfortunately this book is neither funny, nor informative. I wanted to like it, but whenever you'd think she'd reveal something insightful about the business she's working in, or her view of life in general, she proceeds to make light of it right away, as if she never meant the prior sentence at all.

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    Stephanie 08-12-14
    Stephanie 08-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "FanFREAKINGtastic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Without a doubt. Tina Fey adds her own style to the reading that brings the book to life in a way that I couldn't have done reading by myself. She also sounds like she's having a conversation more than reading a book out loud. This connection to the book made it worth so much more to me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her description of the white jeans pants suit. Everyone has that one outfit that you put on and you feel DAMN GOOD. Even if it's out of style. I still have my version of that same thing.


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

    How she reads it puts her personality in the words. The words are jam packed with her personality, don't get me wrong, but her reading style makes it clear what she wants you to get from the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Probably when she described the not-so-secret sexism in her job. I experience something similar with my work, engineering, but no one out and out says it. Sometimes the looks and the comments get to me and it was great to hear I'm not alone. And there are women with balls of steel who don't take it like it is.


    Any additional comments?

    100% would buy/read it again. And I highly recommend this to everyone, especially women who are concerned with being taken seriously in the workplace.

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    Carlos J. Illinois, USA 08-06-14
    Carlos J. Illinois, USA 08-06-14

    I'd say a good listen, is worth the $14 the month. ....ish

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    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Bossypants is a great listen and good life/laugh fix.


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

    Obviously her voice. If I read in my own voice, well I'd be bored of me too.


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    Sarah G. 08-04-14
    Sarah G. 08-04-14
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Totally F-ing Funny


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her description of being a parent is really funny, especially the way she describes the total mania most moms feel and how every decision feels like life or death. Breast/Bottle, work/stay home, how to not go crazy and ruin your kids.


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    Alice Wang 07-29-14
    Alice Wang 07-29-14
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    "Tina Fey is the whole package!"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Tina Fey is so funny! Of course, I've seen her SNL skits and 30 Rock, so this is a great, entertaining autobiography to hear about the woman behind it all. She takes you from her childhood to her days at SNL and 30 Rock. Great sense of humor, introspection, and very engaging!


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

    There are a lot of so-so narrators with audiobooks and even some of the narrators who are the authors of the book aren't that great. Tina Fey is the exception. She's got a fantastic sense of humor, wit, and honest insight.


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

    It made me laugh pretty much the entire time I was listening to it.


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    JenniferKouyou 07-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I learned to never say "No" (Improv enlightenment)"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    This book stayed with me, I am writing the review maybe two years later. It is a great bio explaining her flourishing career, great also because it is entirely engaging and humorous. It taught me a life lesson too. In improve Tina learned never to say No to the next line. She used this in life as a tool which she attributed to her successes.


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

    See what happens when a mean little dorky girl embraces her flaw as a talent, and learn to never say NO again.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a pdf of Tina's awkward years and cool girl photos too. After this book, I thought Tina was my friend and tried to write her an interoffice email since NBC was still in my companies organizational address book. No response.

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    Marion Marshall 07-28-14

    I love reading. For a long time, I snubbed audio books like so many others. How wrong and misguided I was.

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    "So much fun."
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Yes, couldn't stop listening to it so I finished to fast.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She is so relatable and honest.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I appreciated her blunt talk about women and comedy.


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    Tom G Montreal, Canada 07-24-14
    Tom G Montreal, Canada 07-24-14 Listener Since 2005

    Incredibly curious and love to listen.

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    "So boring I couldn't finish it"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

    She had a really normal life. Let's face it, most of our lives aren't really that interesting. And her storytelling isn't all that great. She needed 30 Rock writers to work on it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tina Fey’s performances?

    No, she was weak and tried too hard. Like Alec Baldwin as the Oscars host.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment. :(


    Any additional comments?

    I have no idea why some people found it so funny. Listen to the sample and decide.

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