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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Olivia Brunswick East, Australia 02-25-13
    Olivia Brunswick East, Australia 02-25-13
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    "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
    Katie The Gap, Australia 02-04-13
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    "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 seven hills, Australia 02-02-13
    adelise seven hills, Australia 02-02-13 Member Since 2017
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    "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
    emilie Melbourne, Australia 10-08-12
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    "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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    Qwerty1 09-07-12
    Qwerty1 09-07-12
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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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    Valerie 08-27-12
    Valerie 08-27-12
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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
    David Kambah, Australia 07-21-12
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    "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
    Murray Clifton Grove, Australia 05-01-12
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    "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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    Annette Calwell, Australia 04-24-12
    Annette Calwell, Australia 04-24-12
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    "Entertaining"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina is very funny and I could relate to what she was saying.


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

    Hearing stories of her progressing through life was interesting. The book focusses way too much on '30 Rock' towards the end. I lost interest, but only right at the end.


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

    Her voice.


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

    Hard to say. We listened to it on a road trip, so it was one sitting regardless. It was entertaining, but I may not have started listening again had I stopped though.


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    Amazon Customer 04-23-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Hilarious insight into the life of a Bossypants"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Tina Feys comedic timing really enhances the telling of her own story. If you love 30 Rock, you'll listen to this at least 3 times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tina's life as a teenage girl and how she was introduced and fell in love with live theatre, acting and putting on a good show and as she got older, learning about what it means to be seen as an ambitious career woman in a male dominated industry. Many tongue in cheek moments.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    You can tell how much work she put into this book and how passionate she is about her family, friends and work. Her execution was well timed and fricken hilarious.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Bossypants is a hilarious look at the life of an improv queen battling crotch biscuits and many more of life's challenges one laugh at a time.


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  • K
    1/18/17
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    "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
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    "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
    12/6/16
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    "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
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    10/28/16
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    "Terrific audiobook"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jenni clowes
    10/9/16
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    "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
    9/18/16
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    "Absolutely hilarious"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    8/5/16
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    "A winner"

    Absolutely loved this book. A cosy uplifting audiobook. i prefered this format to the book, as tina's naration adds so much great comedy moments. impecable timing!!

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  • Ms Follett
    London
    6/11/16
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    "Like chatting to Tiny Fey for a few hours"

    Not much of a structure to it, which was fine by me - it was like you've met Tina Fey at a party and asked her a few questions. I really enjoyed listening to her just talk!

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  • NAH79
    5/2/16
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    "not deep but entertaining"

    a mindless easy listen while running. kind of like chatting to a friend. I laughed out loud a few times. She reads it well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    Coventry, UK
    4/30/16
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    "so much fun! brill read! and lots of lol moments!"

    so so much fun! brilliant read! and lots of lol moments! hope Tina writes more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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