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Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.

Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and '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 these 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.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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

Short, sweet, and often laugh-out-loud

Who was your favorite character and why?

Funny question.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yup!

Any additional comments?

A lovely trip down Tina's wonderfully unique memory lane.

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It pays to have an insight into your boss's pants!

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

No I would not listen to the story again, not in the near future anyway. It was good the first time and that suits me just fine.

What other book might you compare Bossypants to and why?

I'm new to audio listening and Bossypants has encouraged me to listen to more. A similar audio book would be Moranthology by Caitlin Moran which I'm slowly getting through.

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  • Olivia
  • Brunswick East, Australia
  • 02-25-13

Excellent audio book. Highly recommend.

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

Yes, it was read by Tina Fey and very, very entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

Tina Fey doing her Sarah Palin interpretation.

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

EVERYTHING

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

Laugh out loud a lot.

Any additional comments?

It will be hard to find another audio book to top this!

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  • Katie
  • The Gap, Australia
  • 02-04-13

Funny, smart and entertaining

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

The best so far - really kept my interest and was short so a good book to start out with.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hearing about Tina Feys father was really entertaining - what a character!

What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

She really breathed life into the book and used a variety of voices.

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

It made me laugh, a lot.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Tina Feys work.

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  • Adelise
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 02-02-13

SAFTEY WARNING!

Please be warned, this audiobook may be dangerous when listening in the car. I laughed so hard it brought me to tears and it could not have been safe to be laughing that way while driving home from work! I loved this book, and I really think that Tina Fey did a great job at performing it (as expected) and I am glad that I got to listen to it rather than simply reading it.
I can't portray how much i enjoyed listening to this audiobook, I came home every day and re watched 30 rock and annoyed my husband with little tidbits of information while watching. I am sure he is happy that I have finished it! But I think I will listen to it again.
Thanks Tina for sharing and writing and reading. Oh, and I did not even notice her scar... but maybe I just need a better TV. I don't know.
Get this audiobook. It's great.

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  • emilie
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 10-08-12

fabulous

Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

Yes, there were plenty of KILLER lines and quips

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

I very much enjoyed Tina's description of her childhood and her father.

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

nope.

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

I could have...

Any additional comments?

Although it was very entertaining I felt I didn't really learn anything terribly deep about Tina, and I wanted to.

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Stick to 30 Rock

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

I love Tina Fey, and enjoyed hearing her life story so far.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

A lot of names mentioned, but if you're not in the US acting scene, they dont mean much!

How could the performance have been better?

When Tina swears, it sounds so contrived and unnatural. Also the narration basically sounded like her sitting there reading it out. If it's your own story, it should sound a bit more as though she is talking with you not at you. There was no natural tone or intonation.

Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

Was ok, but not great.

Any additional comments?

Unless you're a big fan, i think you will find this a bit so so.

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Entertaining

I'd never heard of Tina Fey before listening to this audiobook, and I don't own a TV so I had no idea about any of the shows she is talking about. Even with these disadvantages this was still a very enjoyable few hours. She has a knack for anecdote and a superb grasp of the punchy aside.

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  • David
  • Kambah, Australia
  • 07-21-12

Bossypantastic

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

As Tina Fey, herself, narrates the book, you are able to understand her point of view from the tone and inflections in her voice better than if you were to simply read it. Not only that, but listening to her voice is awesome. Also, she ads little comments that would obviously not be in the printed edition.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

Tina's advice about improvisation is helpful and amusing. It is also interesting that she uses it to relate back to everyday life. Another memorable moment was her commenting on the internet feedback she receives. Very funny.

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

It was so funny. Continuously through the book, I was laughed very loudly. This gave me a few odd looks when I was listening to it in public on my iPod.

Any additional comments?

Tina Fey is a genius and I recommend this book to any comedy-loving reader.

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  • Murray
  • Clifton Grove, Australia
  • 05-01-12

Truly funny and heartfelt

Any additional comments?

Tina Fey is a very talented writer and performer and this is really highlighted here. She is honest and open about the events that have moulded her life and the fact that she reads it herself provides an extra dimension of interest. Very highly recommended.

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  • CooperWoman
  • 03-15-17

Really funny

Really funny observations on Tina's life, parallels common themes in most women's lives (well mine anyway!!). Well done Tina Fey & thanks👍

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  • Natasha
  • 03-13-17

Tina Fey is not weird......

Tina Fey is not weird, she is just a limited edition! Despite the dippy anecdotes I found this narrative so endearing. Tina Fey is that unassuming girl at school that has made it big! She inspires us all to do more than just average.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-17

disappointing and poorly recorded

I thought it would be funnier but it was okay to listen to. BUT the chapters were bitty and so of the audio was cut off, sometimes even in mid sentence.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-13-17

Amazing

I love this when I travel alone especially, feels like she is talking to you and is really funny

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  • K
  • 01-18-17

Love her even more now

I've listened to a few of these and some people I love in writing don't translate well to audiobooks, however I've loved this book, it was true to Tina's personality, style and tone (some definitely aren't) and made me love her even more!

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  • S.P.
  • 12-22-16

Very Tina Fey

This is just very Tina Fey...self-deprecating, dry, witty, vulnerable and smart. I would recommend this.

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  • Tonimony
  • 12-06-16

not my usual kind of book but good for a giggle

read wonderfully by Tina. I would have short changed myself if I'd bought a hard copy.

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  • D. Ham
  • 10-28-16

Terrific audiobook

Absolutely loved the book. highly recommend this as well as Amy Poehler's audiobook. both have made my days better!

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  • jenni clowes
  • 10-09-16

Funny and Smart - Just like Tina Fey

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

I can see myself going back to it if i need something to pick me up. Light, entertaining and interesting.

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  • al007
  • 09-18-16

Absolutely hilarious

The best thing about this book is Tina's voice. Better than reading it...buy it now!

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  • Kai1
  • 08-29-16

Just enough of everything, well narrated

I loved Amy Poehlers yes please and was looking for something similar so gave this a go although my know

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  • Dandylion
  • 08-21-16

honesty is the best and funniest policy

I did not stop laughing from beging to end of this tale of one of the funnist woman on the planet. if your a fan this won't dissapoint .if your not a fan then get on the tina fey train of happiness. next stop hilarityville.

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  • Jen Brown from Sparta Chicks
  • 08-03-16

Laugh out loud (literally)

I had heard from others that Bossypants would be good. So I listened to it during a long drive and literally laughed out loud in the car more times than I can count. Honest, open, insightful and hysterically funny.

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  • luis
  • 06-22-16

Hilarious

Loves it, every minute of it, Tina is as always great, I have already recommended this to anyone who would listen to me. Also my housemates hate me for laughing so much like a crazy person.

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  • Kate
  • 06-18-16

Funny, honest and relevant

Honest and interesting story with familiar feelings expressed with just the right amount of sass and wit. Recommended for anyone who is interested in comedy, writing, TV, the politics of gender norms, and generally being a woman in this world. Loved it!

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  • Josephine Donohoe
  • 06-01-16

Great book

I loved listening to this. Funny and charming. I highly recommend this book. Listen to it now !

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  • Justin
  • 05-26-16

And I'm male! ;)

This audio book cannot be faulted! Right level of intellect, and humour. I'm even Male and enjoyed it.

Tina Fey certainly has her views, but it is not forced or pushed on you...Definitely no "Female Eunuch", but gives a modern and modest perspective on feminism today.

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  • Kristi
  • 04-27-16

Tina Fey Is A Boss

Tina Fey is a boss. Hilarious and humble. She gives great little life tips but doesn't take herself too seriously. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Tina Fey or enjoyed Amy Poehler's Yes Please.

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  • ashleigh
  • 04-20-16

Great audiobook!

Listened whilst on a roadtrip, Tina Fey always makes me laugh! Loved hearing her story!

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  • DeD
  • 04-14-16

awesome

I loved it. It will make you laugh out loud!! She is awesome! Definitely recommend!