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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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  • Heather
  • CHATTANOOGA, TN, United States
  • 09-25-13

Inspirational, Cunning, Unexpectedly Classic

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

Absolutely. This book, while having no desire or need to do so, has become my favorite go-to in the world of the working mommy. Tina is self-deprecating in the most comical way, and teaches us more in this novel than all the self-help books out there could ever hope to do. Kudos, Tina Fey. I hope I can bring up my daughter to have as much moxie, self-confidence, and self-awareness as you have and had.

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

Tina's performance was as stunning in audio form as in person. She's awesome.

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

Yes. It was inspirational. I laughed so much I cried.

Any additional comments?

Male or female, you MUST read and/or listen to this book. It will make your perspective on everything better.

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  • Catwoman
  • ROUND ROCK, TEXAS, United States
  • 09-24-13

Great all around!

What did you love best about Bossypants?

Tina Fey does a great job reading her own book, writing her own book, and living it!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

Her funny memories with Sarah Palin

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

She is a great actress so she obviously does a great job reading.

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

Maybe two sittings but yes!

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  • Lesley
  • St George, ON, Canada
  • 09-23-13

Five hours never passed so fast!

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

I am positive I will listen to Bossypants again. Its so very funny without being cutting or mean spirited. I didn't know much about Tina Fey before this book but will be seeking out more of her, because she brings to much humor and honesty to the game.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I didn't want it to end! My reaction was "more please"

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved hearing about the genesis of the Sarah Palin character.

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

Laughed out loud.

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  • Hannah
  • VICTORVILLE, CA, United States
  • 09-21-13

Imagine T. Fey is your BFF and lives in your iPod!

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

YES. YES. YES. As a young woman just out of college, Tina Fey's tales about crappy first jobs and the struggles of hair removal were just what I needed! She followed her passion to an amazing and fulfilling life, and I found her 'wit and wisdom' to be incredibly refreshing and inspiring.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

As a big fan of both 30 Rock and SNL, I absolutely adored hearing the behind-the-scenes scoop. Her detailed description of each 30 Rock writer and their respective MVP episodes taught me a lot about both the show and the TV "biz" in general.

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

I originally bought a hard copy of the book but loved the first chapter so much that I was dying to hear her read it. Best decision of the summer!

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  • Kayala
  • APO, AE, United States
  • 09-19-13

AWESOME BOOK!!!!

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

I love that Tine Fey is narrating it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tina Fey

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

I love her stories and expressions.

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

I was laughing so hard during the entire book.

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Tina Fey, you did it again.

I read this book when it first came out a few years ago, and I enjoyed it even more listening to it the second time around.

Hearing Tina read aloud was even better than the voice I had for her in my head when I read the paper copy. I laughed out loud most of the time listening, and when I wasn't laughing, there was a big-ass smile on my face. No one is more honest about life than Tina Fey, and every woman will identify with her story in some way or another, guaranteed. She even includes little anecdotes and audio from her SNL skits that aren't part of the physical copy of the book.

No summer beach book will ever top this one.

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  • Sally
  • SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States
  • 09-08-13

Perfect for road trip!

I listened to this with my daughter on road trip to college. We both loved it and it made the time fly by. I also like that she provides the pictures from the book for the audiobook buyers.

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  • Christina
  • LAKE FOREST, CA, United States
  • 09-05-13

I love Tina Fey

Any additional comments?

Tina Fey is really, really, really funny. I enjoyed listening to her immensely. I feel like she really exposed who she is in this book. The only thing that bummed me out is 1) we don't get a copy of the PDF she mentions and 2) she mumbles under her breath sometimes. I know that the mumbling is on purpose for dramatic effect, but I listen to these things while driving a lot so it was very difficult to understand what she said when she lowered her voice, even when I had the volume turned way up.

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Oh Tina!

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

Yes. I love Tina. She's a very funny lady. Some people may disagree with me, but, hey, to each their own. The way she wrote, and narrated, this book it's as if she were right there in the room with you.

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

Everything!

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

Yes. I think i only paused it on my ipod to go, ahem, potty...

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What's not to love?

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

Absolutely. Funny, interesting, and well-read. Tina Fey is a delight to listen to, and she knows how to tell a story and keep you smiling all the way through.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Don Fey. He's just a bad@ss. You'll see.

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

Great comedic timing, nuanced color in her voice... no one knows how to read Tina Fey's work better than Tina Fey.

Any additional comments?

I personally found the book less interesting after her SNL/30 Rock/Palin stories, but lets be honest, how do you top those stories? This still should be an Audiobook classic for it's humor, interest, and performance.