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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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    Skye woodward 11/06/2015
    Skye woodward 11/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny, make your daughter listen."

    Not surprising it's hilarious, smart & a great pick me up.
    All girls & woman should read.
    Great Tina read it herself.
    Laugh out loud funny.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy 24/06/2016
    Wendy 24/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Light hearted, although a little dated in parts"
    What did you like best about Bossypants? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed hearing Tina Fey. It's more like a conversation than a book reading, so you get a glimpse into her personality.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    troy 09/02/2015
    troy 09/02/2015
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    "funny gal, worth a listen but.."

    funny chick, wouldn't really call it a real autobiography. doesn't go too deep into her bground, mostly lifes theories, enough of her though to make you think her husband must laugh alot. enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Qwerty1 06/07/2014
    Qwerty1 06/07/2014
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    "Disappointed fan"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was just OK. The narration was very scripted - I figure if you are talking about your own life, you don't need to sound like you are sitting there reading it out aloud. There was no naturalness to it. A bit of swearing too, and it just didn't sound right coming from Tina Fey, because her persona is not like that, and the swearing sounded very forced.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Tell it like a story, not tell it like you are reading verbatim from a script.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I like Tina Fey, and love her work, so it was interesting for me, but I didn't absolutely love it that's for sure.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Theologos Brighton, UK. 26/11/2016
    Theologos Brighton, UK. 26/11/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Well done Tina !"

    Tina Fey does a fantastic job reading this : obviously as not did she write it but she is a talented and immensely likable performer and so this brought the book so much to life.

    I have to say I found her nuanced in her thoughts and always struggling to be fair to those around her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Milena 29/10/2016
    Milena 29/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Super smart, funny and personal"

    Loved this book from start to finish. Had lots of topics all women can relate to from work, family, girlfriends, body image, babies, to have more or not to have any. Told in a very honest but funny and clever way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tamzyn bielecka 15/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "If you like Tina you'll like this"

    To the point blunt but polite, Tina Fey shows us that you can be normal and still succeed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kaione 29/08/2016
    Kaione 29/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "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 21/08/2016
    Dandylion 21/08/2016 Member Since 2016

    rambunctiously soft spoken.

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    "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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    Amazon Customer 03/08/2016
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Claire
    Marden, Australia
    1/06/11
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    "No PDF??"

    A very funny book probably enhanced by Tina's narration. The only thing that disappointed was that it wasn't longer, and that the frequently referred to PDF doesn't seem to appear with this version - I see that there's an identical version not available to Australians which reviewers say the PDF appears in "My Library" as a link underneath the table, but no such luck with this version - why do we miss out??

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Wright
    26/04/11
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    "Laugh out loud funny!"

    I love Tina Fey and I love 30 Rock so I was hoping this book was going to meet all my humour expectations if there is such a thing. I was not disappointed. I am not going to give you an intellectual analysis of this book, I am just going to say that it is laugh out loud funny and it was a joy to listen to!!
    Unfortunately Tina refers to a PDF several times throughout the book and it does not seem that this has been provided by Audible or whomever. But do not let that stop you from purchasing this audiobook!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Olivia
    12/12/11
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    "Tine Fey does not dissonant"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I started reading Bossy Pants in an actual book.. but decided to pick it up in Audio Book as I though her voice would really make a difference.. it did! Her narration was fantastic, it really have her story an extra layer of awesome. The additional bits you got from having it read to you also were fantastic, including the recording from some of her stand up. Very very good!


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

    I laughed out loud to this, and had a sudden urge to watch 30 Rock!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • anne
    Kambah, Australia
    7/12/11
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    "Don't listen to this on the train!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Pants wetting funny!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina is unabashedly truthful and that is why this audio book is so funny.


    Any additional comments?

    This audio book had me in stitches. I frequently got strange looks from people on the train when I either laughed out loud or was crying in an attempt to keep the laughter in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    Hammond Park, Australia
    24/11/11
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    "This book is FUNNY!"

    As a big 30 Rock fan (I don't have cable so my SNL knowledge is limited) I had high hopes for this book and it was terrific. Easily the funniest book I've listened to. I'm sure the print version is funny, but having Tina Fey narrate it as well took it to that next level. You get to hear the book the way it appeared in her head as she wrote it and I laughed from beginning to end. I can't wait for her to write another book. So worth the credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eleanora
    Placencia
    17/10/16
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    "Made me smile and chuckle"

    Such a fun listen! Tina Fey is a hilarious and likable narrator, and I'm glad I chose the Audible version -- came in really handy when recovering from the flu and the eyes are too hot to be reading from the pages of a book or the screen of your smartphone or kindle. Actually, I think I'm feeling a little better now after a big dose of her wonderful humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maddy
    Brisbane, Australia
    25/08/15
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    "Laugh Out Loud - Literally"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    The performance. Exceeds the highest of expectations. Razor sharp.


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. Anyone interested in comedy, writing, television and pop culture will enjoy this book.


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

    Her unique voice and intonation.


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

    Innumerable belly-laughs, guffaws, chuckles, chortles, giggles and snorts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    3/07/15
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    "Absolutely delightful"

    Loved this audio book and Tina Fey reads it with great style. She is definitely a great role model for women everywhere!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jelica
    20/06/15
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    "Loved it!"

    Warmed my heart and made me laugh my ass off! Hope she has another book in the works!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Omoye Uduehi
    19/03/15
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    "Great book"

    Love this. Humorous and lovely. On my second listen. You won't regret this but it's more businesslike than Yes,please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    London
    9/06/11
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    "Do you know Tina Fey?"

    I certainly didn't before listening to this, aside from the classic Palin sketches. But having recently finished, I'm certainly going to go listen/watch her work. A brilliantly narrated story that had me laughing out loud on many occasions whilst cycling to work and in Sainsburys.
    I love the fact she's not just reading from her printed book but has taken the time and thought to make this a unique performance, with brilliant comic timing and acting out of stories, interspersed with clips from her work and references to pictures of her outfits.

    Really hope we get more from Tina Fey on Audible soon!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • PP Merge
    18/05/11
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    "Finally, an audiobook that knows it's an audiobook"

    Yes it's funny, very, very funny but if you're a 30 Rock or SNL fan then this is no less than you would expect from Tina Fey. But one of the most amazing things about the audio version is that Tina Fey knows that she is reading an audiobook and uses this to comic effect. I can't think of another book that does this and by acknowledging the medium it really elevates the title to another level. Also, did I mention it's funny, very, very funny.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah J
    Kent.UK
    12/05/11
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    "I loved it!"

    This book is hilarious and I'd recommend it highly, the text is enhanced enormously by being read by Tina Fey herself (although I did laugh out loud a few times whilst walking along the road with my MP3 earphones on, which made me look a little insane, but never mind!).
    Have a listen and I doubt you'll be disappointed.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE
    Hayling Island, UK
    8/04/13
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    "Loved it!"

    Tina Fey is under rated in the UK!



    I love her self deprecating and sarcastic humour - she's bright, witty and utterly charming.



    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    20/04/11
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    "Great Fun"

    I loved this audiobook. Hearing Tina Fey read her words aloud is a real pleasure. The audiobook is enhanced by sound effects and accents that you wouldn't be able to experience from reading the hard copy of the book. It even contains the Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton sketch (featuring Fey and Amy Poehler) from SNL, which is hilariously funny. 'Bossypants' is entertaining from beginning to end and made me laugh so much that I cried. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Fey's work and sense of humour.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Lenore
    London, United Kingdom
    6/05/11
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    "An enjoyable read for Tiny Fey fans"

    I found this to be an interesting read, particularly when Tina describes her move into the male-dominated world of comedy. Her writing throughout is strong and witty, just as her TV sketches would lead you to expect.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • scott
    northampton, United Kingdom
    23/07/11
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    "Why Tina Fey lost a star"

    Firstly the books brilliant, read brilliantly by the author and dispite the giant man hands, she looks very nice on the cover.

    However, all the hard work is slightly let down by audible.this is simply because every time she says "check the acompanying pdf" im left with a growing anoyance that i didnt get one with the download.

    Come on audible your supossed to be better than this, maybe a bit of organisation and it would have been the TEN out of five stars audiobook that you and maths have prevented it from being!!

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Olabike
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    26/06/11
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    "Funniest autobiography"

    I loved it! her childhood has got to be the funniest i've ever read. The audiobook gives it an even funnier edge.
    I'm gonna go seetinassnl and 30 rock

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    Rogate, United Kingdom
    2/08/11
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    "Bossypants"

    Really enjoyed this audio book. It was very fun to lisen to, as Tina fey narrated it. I enjoyed the Autio version more than reading it myself because of Tina Fey's narration.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • AReader
    London
    4/01/15
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    "Less than thrilled"

    I think Tina Fey is often very funny, but I couldn't get on with this. I found her voice annoying and while I am glad she admired her father, I didn't need to hear quite so much about him. I gave up listening to this halfway and haven't gone back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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