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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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I mean it's Tina Fey!

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

Tina Fey! This book has to be listened to because it is just like she is telling me the stories!!

What did you like best about this story?

It's hilarious for one and two if feels genuine and not hyped up to be funny.

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

No... but I love everything Tina does!

Any additional comments?

If you haven't read this book, you need to! It will make you laugh out loud for sure.

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A great read

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

So much fun.

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

Laughed out loud a lot...

Any additional comments?

I have a long commute to work and listen to a lot of books. This was the first non-fiction I've tried. If you like Tina Fey, I think you will really enjoy this - she is smart and funny and make a lot of keen observations.

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No, I'm not crazy...

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I'm listening to Tina Fey. She's smart, funny and so real - making fun of everything. I wanted to listen to this all in one sitting, but alas, my work day has to end sometime and outside of my office it's nearly impossible for me to listen to an audio book anywhere else. The PDF of photos is a great addition. The only thing she doesn't really make fun of...OK, a little...is her dad...and even that is pretty touching and reverent while still being funny. Good job, Don Fey, you have an amazing daughter.

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Nice Light Travel "Read"

What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

Best -- I respect and admire Tina Fey so much and I am a big fan of 30 Rock, so I really enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse at her career and personal life. Least -- Sometimes it felt a little preachy... but I suppose that's why "Bossypants" is a fitting title.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I think Fey went through her stories a little too quickly in parts. Especially at the beginning, it seemed she felt awkward narrating. But she seemed to get into more of a groove as she went along. By the end of the book she did a better job of giving her dry humor enough time to be absorbed.

Any additional comments?

I listened to this on a long road trip. It's a fantastic travel "read" because it consists of a series of short stories about her life. So you can stop to get snacks or use the restroom (or shake your fist at that jerk semi that pulled out in front of you) without loosing your way in the story.

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Tine Fey: Will You Marry Me?

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

I'm so glad Tina Fey read her own biography. It was perfect in her voice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

I absolutely loved when she talked about her mom giving her the pamphlets for womanhood and skipped over the part where she should've sat down and talked to her directly.

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

Everything. Tina Fey just has a way with performing and comedy. She's genius.

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Amazing Performance

I've been a fan of Tina Fey since the second season of 30 Rock. (Maybe that's late; I might live under a rock.) She has great advice for women about career and family, and as always, she made me laugh hard enough to pee my pants at least twice.

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It pretty good

Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

I wish I had the pictures honestly.

What did you like best about this story?

Tina Fey's boldness and honesty

Any additional comments?

I liked Tina Fey's open honesty about everything. However, I'm not a super-huge movie/television person. She talked about many people in Hollywood that I had no clue about and I felt very lost at times. I like that Tina Fey is not afraid to be herself. She points out her flaws but, it las though she knows they are what make up who she is. I liked Tina Fey. The book is alright. I probably wouldn't listen again.

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Beware driving

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When I first read the reviews for the audiobook, I was a bit confused why everyone kept mentioning car accidents. Once I started listening to this book, I understood why. While listening to this book, I laughed so hard I couldn't keep my eyes open on the 405 freeway in LA and almost hit a median. So beware driving while listening to this book.

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Hilarious

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

This book flew by, Tina is hilarious and I could probably listen to it over again

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Tina Fey Reads A Book *TO* You: Is This A Dream??

Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

Absolutely. Three words: Tina Fey narrating.

What did you like best about this story?

Being able to relate more than just letters on a page. She knows these stories better than anyone else, so she will deliver them best. Hearing about all the backstage work around SNL fascinates me, so that was a huge plus. Learning about who she looks up to in the comic world and learning about her family life is nice. To see a successful woman balance both worlds is extremely commendable, and she does it with such good humour - IT'S SICKENING, haha.

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

Didn't I already say she's amazing? Well, she's amazing. I can't think of a better way to feel like you know her. She's raw, and doesn't hold back. It's everything I love in her real-life character. Bitch is the new black.

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

Laugh mostly, I don't remember crying...but I could have shed a tear from laughing. She's a talented lady.

Any additional comments?

Tina Fey is a personal hero of mine. The woman can do no wrong in my book. I wish, by some twist of fate, that we become best friends in the future. My life would be complete.