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Bossypants

By: Tina Fey
Narrated by: Tina Fey
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (51,247 ratings)

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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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  • Moire
  • Linden, VA, United States
  • 11-03-12

We are each the hero of our own story

I expected better audio quality and that the anecdotes would be funnier. I did get to learn just how far apart Liz Lemon and Tina Fey really are as people. Never noticed the scar on Tina Fey's face -- now I keep looking for it. Amusing, but I wanted more from an award winning comedy writer and actress that blue liquid into a maxi-pad.

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So disappointed

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Some of the stories were ok, but she sounded like she was reading somebody else's life off a cue card the entire time. I couldn't even get through the audiobook.

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Weird Book

What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

Not well written and storyline was hard to follow .

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Sound like a spaz.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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  • Alma
  • CUMMINGTON, MA, United States
  • 02-07-12

I used to be a fan.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A narrative with more substance.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tina Fey?

No one could read her book better than she.

What character would you cut from Bossypants?

The stupid little internal voice

Any additional comments?

I really wanted to like this book more than I did

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  • honigman
  • denver, CO, United States
  • 09-13-11

Who Cares?

Biggest waste of time ever. Material and Story are painfully boring. This actor is soooo overrated.

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  • Robert
  • OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States
  • 08-10-11

Not funny, boring and could not wait for it to end

I know this book has gotten a lot of high marks, but this one was just not for me. I think I laughed once during this entire book. I like 30 Rock but it is not one of my favorites, still this book pales in comparison to the show. I'm sure that Tina is a very funny person but I feel that this book has been over-edited and as a result it is just a bunch of watered down unfunny stories.

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Disappointed

After reading all the 5 star reviews I was so excited to get this book and laugh my way through it. Unfortunately, I did very little laughing. I finished it because my reading rule is to finish all books, but I can't say it was easy to finish. Tina was just not funny. I had to go back and look at all the reviews and buried way deep in the review lists I found some like minded people, but for whatever reason we are in the minority of reviews for this book. Sorry, but there is no way I would give this book 5 stars, I can barely give it 2.

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Abandoned

I listened for 1 hour and never laughed once. From all the reviews I read, I thought it was going to be a romp full of great laughs. But for me, it was a yawn.

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  • Ashley
  • Roanoke, VA United States
  • 11-01-18

Not funny

I just didn’t laugh for the number two comedy book. Guess it wasn’t for me.

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Observed

Did not finish. Talked too fast and too much detail. Got bored.

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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.