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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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Just as funny as I expected

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

This was my first audio book. I've decided to listen to them on my daily walks. Listening to Tina read her own words added a lot to the experience, though I got more than a few funny looks as I'd walk down the street LOL with my headphones on.

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

This is a personal story and so Tina knows it better than anyone (even the fictional parts =D ). Along with of course having written the story she knows how she intended it to be read and could read it that way to us: what parts to emphasize, where to place the inflections, and what the timing should be.

Any additional comments?

I will admit to being biased. I find intelligence and humor to be the sexiest qualities in a woman, therefore, Tina is the sexiest woman in the world to me. The fact that I find her to be quite pretty does not hurt either. I've let my wife know that Tina is my celebrity freebie.

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Tina saved my life.

Man, I needed that. As a matter of fact, I keep going back to it when I need a little mood lifter. A times, it is laugh out loud funny. Really helped me get through a bummer time.

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A Girl's Guide to Doing it All, Sans Guidance

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

Even if you can switch your inner voice over to Tina Fey's, inflections and all, her performance in this audiobook adds so much funny to the already entrenching stories and anecdotes. Even for someone who doesn't watch 30 Rock (don't stone me), I enjoyed every bit of this book. I bought the book because I enjoyed her writing and figured I'd enjoy whatever topic she wrote on, and she absolutely delivered. Instead of tossing out a bunch of inside jokes to cater to die-hard watchers, the stories were inclusive of all audiences and I imagine equally interesting to both as they have a peak behind the curtain and into her brain.In true Fey style, she covered a wide variety of topics that usually make people (coughespeciallydudescough) wildly uncomfortable (most prominently: sexism, and feelings) but delivered them in a way that's not only funny but delicious. To use Fey's analogy, it's like Jessica Seinfeld's brownies with spinach, gobbled down by all without knowing of her nutritional trickery. Suckahs!.In fact, calling this book funny is insulting. Funny is what you call a story told at a dinner party that's mildly interesting but not enough to illicit a laugh. Or grumpy cat. This book is witty and belly-laugh inciting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Don Fey. Obvi.

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Ok - funny, but got old -

I enjoyed some laughs and Tina Fey's narration. But, sometimes the jokes got old, and I got tired of hearing her perspective. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but listening to the book was like sitting next to a person that constantly speaks about themselves and their opinions. Thankfully she is funny and can tell a good story. But, by the end, I was more than ready to move on. If you like memoirs, this might be a good choice - if not, I'd try something else.

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Funny!

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

I'm sure I will. It's hilarious!

What did you like best about this story?

I think most people can relate to her. She talks about growing up, being awkward, working, getting old, etc. Plus, I just really like Tina Fey. I mean, who doesn't?

Any additional comments?

It's probably not a good idea to listen to this around other people with your ear buds in. You will look like a crazy person when you bust out in laughter. Trust me. Although, I did offer an ear bud to a friend on a flight to Chicago. It's okay to look crazy, if you have someone to look crazy with you, right?

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  • Jacob
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 08-19-13

Loved it!

Tina Fey is amazing and this book is an extension of her wonderful talent. I laughed out loud a lot.

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  • Seana
  • BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States
  • 08-19-13

Exceptionally entertaining, funny & as expected!

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

Tina Fey Is wonderfully hilarious and her life, prior to becoming a star, was just a normal life. The story is light and doesn't require your full attention, so you can listen while putting on your face, driving, cooking, etc.

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?

Only having seen her on SNL. I can't really compare her in character to her in reality.

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

I laughed, a lot.

Any additional comments?

A credit well spent.

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  • luz
  • Elizabeth, NJ, United States
  • 08-15-13

Love the book!

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

A realistic feminist book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tina's personal growth

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

Herself

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

Women in the work place, and her daugther.

Any additional comments?

She is Empowering without beig a crazy feminist. In a funny way she explains how can you be the boss without losing yourself.

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Laughed the entire drive!

Listened to this book on a long drive and loved every second. Like watching an 6 hour stand up comedy show. Literally laughed out loud while stuck in traffic, my car neighbors though I had lost it. Must listen if you, like me, are a Liz Lemon fan. Enjoy!

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Not too "Bossy"

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

I was a beginner at Audible and I wanted to try something that would not deter my attention away from the person reading, so I picked the marvelous, Tina Fey. Knowing that she is a very funny lady, I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed with my choice.

I wouldn't have said that her book was riviting, nor would I say that the chapters were very long or expertly written, but I would say that she had a way of telling her story that made the reader interested. She talked mostly about her life, how it shaped her into the person she is today. It's just as simple as that. It is a book that can be listened to in quick snippets, like washing the dishes, or switching a load of laundry. It wasn't a book that you had to listen to continuously and so you didn't have ot worry where the story stopped. Overall, it was a good book, read by the author who spoke about her own points of view and this is what made it enjoyable.