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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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  • Lori
  • New Hope, MN, United States
  • 10-17-13

Disappointed

What would have made Bossypants better?

I was expecting to laugh out loud and enjoy all of Tina's quick wit. I was disappointed. I couldn't even bring myself to finishing this audiobook.

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Not what I hoped

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

Not really, it just wasn't as good as I thought, but it wasn't necessarily bad. I Love Tina but I'm not a huge fan, I didn't want 30 rock regularly anyway. I think you have to really love 30 Rock to love the book as the book was mostly about the show and how she made it big and did the show. I love that she's such a modern day women's libber.

I wish she would have told us how her face got slashed. She shouldn't have even brought it up. I never even noticed her scar before. It was a teaser.

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  • Sherwin
  • San Jose, California, United States
  • 12-30-12

annoying

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

no one i know. SNL female junkies? Big Tina Fey fans. Bored people?

What do you think your next listen will be?

george carlin

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

cut out some boring stories

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

sometimes charming

Any additional comments?

no

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  • cheryl
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 04-16-12

Surprisingly not very funny

What disappointed you about Bossypants?

More biographical details than I really wanted to know with remarkably little humor. I was expecting to laugh but instead was truly bored.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

Maybe

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Not what I was expecting

Given Tina Fey's persona, Bossypants comes across as mundane and rather whiny. Entertaining in some parts, but I wouldn't listen again.

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Meh.

Nothing special, relatively boring, no lol-ing. Listen to Yes Please by Amy Poelher instead, much funnier and way more genuine and heartfelt.

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Thought it'd be funnier

I love Tina Fey. This was an interesting read. I honestly thought it would be funnier. I was underwhelmed. Some good nuggets in there. Ehh, read if you are bored.

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not what I expected

kind of a biography ...interesting and had a few laughs....not too long finished in a couple days.

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thought it would be funnier

I like Tina Fey so I thought it would be funnier. It was interesting to learn more about her life, but overall, it was just OK.

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Not worth the time

Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

No.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

No.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

Did Bossypants inspire you to do anything?

Yes. To stop swearing.

Any additional comments?

Cursing is not attractive at all.

There is too much cursing for my taste.

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  • Jules
  • 03-12-17

boss!

love it. have listened many times. everytime something new makes me laugh. must read for any female comedian fan.