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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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very funny

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

I love that it was narrated by the author Tina Fey

Any additional comments?

Very funny, I definitely laughed out loud. The ending got a little dull though.

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  • Carrie
  • Catoosa, OK, United States
  • 12-02-13

Tina Fey's Epic Performance!

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

I absolutely loved this book, even more I love that Tina Fey read the book so her personality seeps through and through. Had me laughing the whole time.

What did you like best about this story?

The random little stories and the background on her family, specifically her dad.

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

All of them!

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

Yes

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  • Pamela
  • Richmond, VA, United States
  • 11-27-13

Great BooK

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

I loved hearing the story from Tina Fey herself. I felt like we were having a really great conversation.

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  • Ellis
  • Durham, NC, United States
  • 11-24-13

A truly great experience!

Heartfelt, hilarious, and down-to-earth. This audiobook is Tina Fey at her best. Hearing her words in her own voice is a great treat. From childhood to the 2008 Elections, Tina Fey provides a great account of her life, ambitions, and fears.

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Wanted to like it but I just couldn't

Any additional comments?

I love Tina Fey and wanted to like this book but after many attempts to listen to the book, I simply cannot. I end up turning it off after an hour or so every time. Others have loved it and it certainly came highly recommended. I suppose it's just not for me.

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  • Alexis
  • ASTORIA, NY, United States
  • 11-22-13

Tina Fey brings it.

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

Yes. I laughed out loud in public and wasn't ashamed. When I need a good laugh again, I'll take another listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

Something about the line "cleaning the poop off your neck" (when referring to her daughter as a baby) has really stuck with me...

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

Her father.

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

Understanding the struggle between being the boss of a huge production, killing it on SNL again, and being an amazing mother.

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FOR LADY ENTREPRENUERS

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

WELL SPENT I ENJOYED THE FINAL PART OF IT

Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

MAYBE, MORE TO LADY FRIENDS THAN MALE

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

ENUNCIATION AND AUDIOS. SHE KNEW THE TEMPO

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

NOT LIKELY IT IS NOT MATERIAL FOR A MOVIE

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Starts out funny -- a few laughs in the middle

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Would not. Expectations much higher. Starts out funny. Doesn't hold up. Does replay infamous Sara skits which are funny - but not the only place to hear them.

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  • Ron
  • Lindon, Utah, United States
  • 11-06-13

Excellent Listen

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

I would absolutely recommend this book.

Any additional comments?

This was a great book to listen to. If you're a fan of Tina Fey, you'll enjoy this. I was driving from Denver to Salt Lake City, listening to this book made the time go by at an incredible pace. She is hilarious and gives you insight into her personal life, life on SNL, and life on 30 Rock. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Jessica
  • Davis, CA, United States
  • 11-03-13

Very Funny

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

The great thing about the audio version is that it is read by Tina Fey... and she does an excellent job! The images from the book are included in the download as a .pdf.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tina does a nice job of depicting every person in her book with respect and humor at the same time.

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

I haven't listened to any other readings that Tina has done, but am a big fan of her other work.

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

Yes, my husband and I listened to all 5 hours in one weekend on a road trip. Never got boring!

Any additional comments?

The book is written more for women than men, but my husband still found it very entertaining.