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Bossypants

By: Tina Fey
Narrated by: Tina Fey
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (50,242 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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  • 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.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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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

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

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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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Can't anyone be funny without swearing? :(

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

I didn't make it through the book...in fact I didn't listen to very much at all. I have small children and I prefer not to have swearing and F-bombs pop out while I'm listening in the house with them. So I'm sure that won't bother most, obviously she is very popular and good at what she does....it's just not for me. Wish I had returned the book when I could have. Oh well.

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Could not relate

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

This book would be interesting and entertaining to middle age women and anyone who like New York. If you are not in those two groups, you may not relate to the story very well. Tina Fey's overview of her life describes an average woman looking at life choices from a privileged point of view. There were jokes in the book but it is not a comedy book, it is a biography with snarky comments.

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Boring

I was really just bored to death with this book. There were a few funny moments, but I couldn’t hang in there to finish the book after listening more than half way through.

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Meh

Tina Fey is awesome but this book is not a good one- Sorry but I wasted my money on this book.

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Doesn't hold my interest...

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

Only if they are Saturday Night Live fans and like Tina Fey. And like this type of book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

Maybe

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

No.

Could you see Bossypants being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

I just couldn't get into this book. I would go for days without picking up my ipod to listen to it. I like Tina Fey and I loved her impersonation of Sara Palin. And I think there were some interesting parts to it, but it's just not something that held my interest. I am about half way through it and probably will not finish listening to it. 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.