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Bossypants

Fey, Tina (Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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For the first time, one of the most powerful and beloved women in entertainment takes her writing talent to the pages of a book. From her disastrous honeymoon cruise to the oversold joys of breastfeeding, Fey puts her unique and endlessly funny mark on modern life, love, marriage, and motherhood.Tina Fey, one of the most powerful and beloved women in entertainment, brings sharp wit and uncanny observational skill to everything she does, from television to major motion pictures...
Authors: Fey, Tina, 1970-
Title: Bossypants
[downloadable audiobook]
Publisher: North Kingstown : Hachette Audio, 2011
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
Statement of Responsibility: Tina Fey
Notes: Duration: 05:32:21
Unabridged
Title from: Title details screen
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Summary: For the first time, one of the most powerful and beloved women in entertainment takes her writing talent to the pages of a book. From her disastrous honeymoon cruise to the oversold joys of breastfeeding, Fey puts her unique and endlessly funny mark on modern life, love, marriage, and motherhood.Tina Fey, one of the most powerful and beloved women in entertainment, brings sharp wit and uncanny observational skill to everything she does, from television to major motion pictures...
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable audiobook
Playtime: 053221
Performers: Read by the author.
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 79625 KB)
Subject Headings: American wit and humor Women television personalities United States Biography Women comedians United States Biography Fey, Tina, 1970-
Genre/Form: Downloadable audiobook
Audiobooks
Topical Term: American wit and humor
Women television personalities
Women comedians
Additional Physical Form Entry: Source record: Fey, Tina, 1970- Bossypants. Unabridged. [New York] : Hachette Audio, [2011] 9781609419691 (OCoLC)668192426
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You know whats better than readiing about Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live, and living funny? Listening to her tell you herself!


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Jul 05, 2014
  • purlgirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Since Tina Fey reads this, it is particularly enjoyable to listen to the audio book. The pdfs of the photos were a nice bonus. However, there is supposedly a video from SNL which I couldn't find. The serendipity is that I found where all of my videos I'd uploaded from my camera are stored!

Oct 15, 2013
  • julcliff7357 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved listening to Tina's story in her own voice. Added so much to it. She is hysterical. Great audiobook

Jun 25, 2013
  • banjodog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I listened to this while at the gym. I laughed out loud all the way through.

Jun 01, 2013
  • greenevie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While I'm sure reading a paper copy of this book would have tickled me, the audio version with Tina's narration had me absolutely cracking up. I would listen to it more than once!

Dec 17, 2012
  • Lorena02128 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly good. For whatever reason I thought it would be boring and a lot of whatever but it was none of that. I’ve always been a Tina fan and I now see her in a different light. She’s funny, interesting and real. She’s the type of person I could listen to tell her stories all the time. Definitely will recommend. Can't wait for a second book.

Dec 04, 2012
  • hmcgivney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tina Fey has a great sense of humor and this was a great autobiography / humor book. So nice that she narrated the audiobook herself. I really loved the behind the scenes details of her work at Second City, SNL, thoughts on motherhood, and especially her reaction to the Sara Palin parodies.

Oct 04, 2012
  • Blackmere rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Tina is the boss. She gets my respect! But she is much funnier in person (on TV) than in this audiobook -- I didn't get it.

Aug 06, 2012
  • sapphire5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tina Fey's narration of Bossypants had me laughing out loud. I can relate to her description of Don Fey, her father, and felt it to be one of the funnier parts of the book. Actually listened to the book twice-and I have never desired to do so with any other audiobook. Highly enjoyable, in the Bill Bryson style.

Jul 27, 2012
  • AmyR rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My book club chose this as a summer light read. I ended up getting the audiobook version and am so glad that I did! Tine Fey is so funny and to hear her narrating her own story made it that much more entertaining. I will caution you that there is some off color language and stories so I never listened to it with my kids in the car. I haven't been a regular watcher of 30Rock but now I have to check it out.

Jun 14, 2012
  • puckish rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

What can I say about Bossypants? It was midly interesting but not exceptionally so, with nothing really worth re-telling… Or so I thought, until I was awkwardly discussing overprotective parents with my boss's mother, and had the perfect anecdote to use to discuss moms' avoidance of confrontation with caregivers. Which isn't really a situation I ever expected to be in, so it was a nice anecdote to have in the arsenal.

Beyond that, though? The book really seemed like Fey was trying too hard, like she hadn't really wanted to/felt comfortable with telling her story, and now that she was it was she was approaching it with gritted teeth. The shift from "I was an awkward kid" to "here is how I live my fancy lady life" seemed large - while she was trying to convince us that her fancy lady life is a ruse, she also seemed to make a huge distinction on her own of pre- and post- "success."

When I was searching for that quote about how old you should be before you write a memoir (obviously I didn't find it), I came across an article with the line "Sticking to a certain type of memoir can help to keep your story focused and organized. You will also have a definite framework for your writing, which will help with the writing process." Indeed. The article, (http://suite101.com/article/five-types-of-memoirs-a341145) lists five kinds of memoir: Survivor, Confession, Coming of age, Second Coming of age, and Travel. Fey's book touches on all of these topics, and never finds a central point… she touches back to "bossypants" but never manages to build it into a central theme.

Still, listening to the book on my commute kept me mildly entertained… and I guess that's the point.

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Jul 23, 2011
  • Lisalicious rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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