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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 Library section along with the audio.

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

Critic Reviews

"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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More than a laugh

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Sure! But not all my friends. You have to appreciate sarcasm, have watched SNL and/or 30 Rock, and want to relate honestly about such topics as motherhood and your period.

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

Excellent as usual.

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

The mother's prayer I played for my children. It summarized everything in a humorous but yet so touching way.

Any additional comments?

The middle of the book dragged a bit only because you have to be familiar with comedians, TV and writers. All and all though, it was entertaining, interesting to discover Fey's ambition, and even had some pearls of wisdom.

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Great way to start the day

Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The top 3

What did you like best about this story?

Her straight forward humor and finding humor in all things of life.

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

I loved her portrayal of her dad.

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

I laughed and laughed. I listened to it every day on my 1 1/2 hour commute to the office and it kept me smiling the whole way.

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  • Tara
  • florida
  • 03-31-14

Just awesome

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

This book is hilarious, insightful, and so enjoyable. I have to admit I have re listened to this a number of times.

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

I laughed a lot, out loud, alone in my car....

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  • Jennifer
  • Maineville, OH, United States
  • 03-30-14

Family Time

If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

Engaging, Entertaining & Real

What did you like best about this story?

My daughters and I enjoyed how Tina told her story! She is down to earth and entertaining

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

Herself!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

My daughters 13 & 16, and I enjoyed the audio book while driving home on vacation. I heard wails of protest when I had to pause it for pit stops !

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Bossypants made me a Tina Fey fan.

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

I've always found Tina Fey peripherally funny, the same way I do most recent SNL alums. However, Bossypants clearly divides comedians like Fey from those who rely more on comedic timing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

What's most interesting about Bossypants is that I felt it revealed Fey as an observational comedian - and someone you believe you could be friends with IF ONLY SHE MET ME IN REAL LIFE.

Which scene was your favorite?

I love that Fey is clearly so intelligent and funny, but it's tempered by a believable humbleness and awkwardness.

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

I don't laugh out loud. Ever. My co-workers had to ask me what I was listening to on more than one occasion.

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  • Kelly
  • SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE, United States
  • 03-29-14

Hilarious insights into the world of comedy

Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Highly entertaining and satisfying due to being read by the author.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tina as she is intelligent as well as comical

Which scene was your favorite?

The Paul Lynde impersonation

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

When her father sent her in to get the carpet cleaning stuff and she got it wrong

Any additional comments?

I wish there were more anecdotes from her childhood, but it was well worth the listen and I will listen to it again and again.

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She's Better Live!

Any additional comments?

I don't feel I would have missed anything had I not read this book. I was disappointed.

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Hilarious and Heartfelt

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

Yes! Tina Fey has written this book perfectly. Her stories flow nicely, chapter to chapter. Even if she wasn't reading her own book, it would still be her voice I would be hearing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tina Fey because she's HILARIOUS!

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

Everything.

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

I laughed out loud several times while listening to this book. I also felt some tugs at my heart during the not so funny parts.

Any additional comments?

So glad they included the PDF of the pictures she references while reading. Loved the white denim suit!

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  • Brittany
  • Tampa, FL, United States
  • 03-22-14

Couldn't stop laughing

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

I plan on listening to Bossy Pants in the future it was well written and narrate by Tina Fey. It felt as if we were having a conversation.

What did you like best about this story?

Narration & autobiographical stories

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

Don Fey

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Great book....hilariously truthful

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  • M
  • 03-20-14

Funnny & Entertaining

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

Yes I would listen to it again; it made me laugh, and I learned interesting tidbits about SNL and 30 Rock.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tina

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

On SNL; this is funnier overall but nothing can beat her portrayal of Sara Palin on SNL, which she discusses in this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

The last chapters where she talked about motherhood were the funniest to me.