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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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Disappointing

I've enjoyed Tina Fey on "30 Rock", so I thought I'd give it a try - especially since it has been getting a average of 4 stars on Goodreads and Audible.

She's done some interesting things, and I laughed a few times, but it wasn't five and half hours funny.

For me it was disappointing,

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  • cathy
  • west newbury, MA, United States
  • 08-19-12

Tedious

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

This book was not at all what I expected. Tina sounds like a PTO mom on a rant. It was not particularly funny and felt like a lot of work to listen to. I am not a huge Tina Fey fan which doesn't help. I expected a lot more.

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  • Debra
  • Newark, NJ, United States
  • 08-12-12

Just Not My Cup Of Tea

Any additional comments?

I listened to this book not knowing what to expect. I have never watched the show 30 Rock and I watched less than a handful of SNL shows when Tina Fey played on it. I will say, the one real reason I chose this book was due to her outstanding portrayal of Sarah Palin. She was spot on! After reading/listening to Bossypants, I'm still not sure why she chose this title. Is it just me? In the beginning I felt I knew where she was going with it, but then she lost me. Even though she made references to the title a few times, I don't think it fit. She made me laugh from time to time especially when she was trying not to use her husband's real name and was totatlly unsuccessful at it. But I didn't find it any where as funny as other readers did. This may be due to my being unable to relate to her as we are from different generations. The one area I can relate to is being a parent and wanting to spend as much time with your child as humanly possible. Especially when they are babies. She was very fortunate to have the type of job where she was able to take her baby with her when she needed to. Although this wasn't the book for me, I give Tina Fey Kudos for an excellent job in her narration. She has a very expressive voice that helped me make it through to the end. Will I listen to another book by Tina Fey? Probably not.

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  • Ian
  • DENVER, CO, United States
  • 07-22-12

Not that funny

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

This book is filled with a bunch of one liners that play off of gender and racial stereotypes. Sometimes it's funny, but it wasn't enough to make my list.

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I just did not enjoy it nearly as much as hoped

Any additional comments?

I got this book based on positive review by Leo Laporte. However, the book is really geared toward women. I love Tina, and 30 Rock, but this book was not for me.

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  • Kathy
  • CALEDONIA, MS, United States
  • 01-02-12

Not to my liking

What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

If you loved her on Saturday Night Live and Thirty Rock you'll love this book. If not then pass on this book. I found book boring.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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Biography with too much emphasis on sarcasm

I stopped halfway through this one, I really honestly thought it would be much better given the fact I love Tina's writing on 30 Rock and others, but after listening through some 15 or 16 chapters I just got fed up with the huge amount of sarcasm.

It does provide a few funny moments, and it might even get better towards the end if you stick with it, but I didn't.

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Overall a TOTAL waste of time

How could such a stupid book get a high reviewers rating? This book is meant for Southpark mentality readers. If you are seeking any valuable substance in your reading, PASS on this one.

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kind of boring

What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

I guess I expected it to be more entertaining than it actually was.

Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't know

Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

I guess.

Any additional comments?

Meh

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  • Tom S.
  • Park City, Utah
  • 09-21-11

Disappointed

What disappointed you about Bossypants?

Great on SNL, great on 30 Rock, but really disappointing in print. I expected to laugh until I cried, but only moaned. Sorry, Tina.

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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.