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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!

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"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)

What members say

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Loved it!

Tina Fey is a great storyteller! It was a fun book that made a long drive feel like minutes.

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Not a bad book.

Very entertaining. I look forward to Tina's next book, when she can or may share more. To be honest, occasionally throughout the book I felt like maybe it was just a promotion for 30 Rock. I truly enjoyed and appreciated Tina's depiction of her father. Totally worth the listen. Please write more, Tina.

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Funny funny

Tiny is a great writer and having her narrate makes this book come to life. #Audible1

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Funny and insightful!

Tina Fey is the reader and the author and adds a personal touch! I loved this book, it keeps the reader on the hook and teaches valuable lessons! A must read :)

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Excellent Read

I was looking for a light read. This book was very witty and humorous. I love that it was narrated by Tina Fey. I enjoyed hearing about her childhood and some of the shows she been on. I’d set the timer at bedtime and then keep extending the time because it was so good. Highly recommend this book! #Audible1

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Great Lady Leader!

Really enjoyed this book. Tina Fey is such a great role model. Definitely would suggest a listen! #Audible1

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Don’t hesitate, just get this book!

Hilarious!!!! Truthfully, hilariously told!!! Tina covers a crazy amount of topics and everyone of them at some level , I could relate to.

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loved it

I love Tina Fey..
the books it's awesome and the fact that she narrates it, it's even better

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  • AJL
  • 2018-05-29

Funny! Intelligent! Did I say funny?

Tina Fey makes me laugh! That is why I enjoyed this book. If you also want some advice on success, sexism in the workplace and parenting, read/listen to to book.

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Hilarious!

This is a fantastic book and made memorable by the way that Tina Fey reads it. I feel sorry for those who only have the print or ebook editions!

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  • NC
  • 2017-03-10

Is this supposed to be funny?

This is one of the first books I bought. I just held onto it for a rainy day.Well its raining and Tina Fae is much better when you can see her..can we let people borrow? If so let me know,

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  • ChefBoy RD
  • New York City, New York USA
  • 2017-02-14

Dreadful. Absolutely awful.

Tina should be required to provide compensation to all listeners. if you are considering a purchase because you believe (like I did) that it will be funny because Tina Fey is the author then, restrain yourself.

This is the worst audio book I listened to in years.

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  • Shrone Johnson
  • 2015-12-09

Boring As F**k

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

Hell No!

What do you think your next listen will be?

Yes Please

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

Dont even care

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bossypants?

The Book

Any additional comments?

OMG! All the good reviews had me thinking I was in for a real treat. NOT! What the hell!? This book was so boring. It's like this, if you are a hard critic when it comes to comedy, you will not like this book. But if you are easily amused, go for it. I really wish I could get my money back.

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  • T. Redwood
  • Santa Cruz
  • 2016-01-06

I expected more, actually.

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

Tina was funny, but not as funny as I had expected. What is your target audience, Tina? I couldn't find myself in it. A little heavy on the feminism preaching, but I get it. Also, the editor dropped the ball by allowing Tina to begin talking rapidly at the end of some phrases for the effect of muttering under her breath. It was impossible to understand these phrases.

What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

Nothing was really disappointing, although some parts lacked substance. I expected to laugh out loud more than once. I didn't.

What three words best describe Tina Fey’s voice?

Kitten with whip.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Nope.

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  • Mary H
  • San Diego, CA
  • 2014-11-26

Not Funny

What disappointed you about Bossypants?

Not funny

What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

This was one of my first purchases and I didn't like it. I wasn't aware of the guarantee/exchange program.

Any additional comments?

Just did not like.

27 of 29 people found this review helpful

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  • Csilla
  • GREENBELT, MD, United States
  • 2014-08-18

Wanted to like it

Unfortunately this book is neither funny, nor informative. I wanted to like it, but whenever you'd think she'd reveal something insightful about the business she's working in, or her view of life in general, she proceeds to make light of it right away, as if she never meant the prior sentence at all.

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  • Tom G
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 2014-07-24

So boring I couldn't finish it

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

No

What was most disappointing about Tina Fey’s story?

She had a really normal life. Let's face it, most of our lives aren't really that interesting. And her storytelling isn't all that great. She needed 30 Rock writers to work on it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Tina Fey’s performances?

No, she was weak and tried too hard. Like Alec Baldwin as the Oscars host.

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

disappointment. :(

Any additional comments?

I have no idea why some people found it so funny. Listen to the sample and decide.

27 of 29 people found this review helpful

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  • Easy Rider
  • Los Angeles, California United States
  • 2013-10-27

Overrated and exhausting

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

Although funny in short doses (i.e. SNL skits) Tina's "schtick" and way of speaking/ punchline delivery gets tiresome and predictable after several hours of listening. If she had toned it down I might have been able to get through the book. As it was, I had to stop listening. Not sure why it got all the great reviews.

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  • Bryan
  • South Jordan, UT, United States
  • 2013-02-07

Beware of crude humor and foul language

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

She has talent and a great sense of humor. Why does she have to be so crude and use foul language? I saw the extremely high ratings and bought it, then began listening to it with others around and nearly broke my leg trying to get to my computer to turn it off when the crude language began. Is it just so part of everyone's life that it's not a big deal anymore? Sorry, it's not my thing and I wish it would have contained a warning saying, "Explicit language".

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  • Janina
  • Kitchener, ON, Canada
  • 2015-01-14

Not what I thought it was going to be

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

I did not like the story , flow and the content.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

no

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I like the Tina Fey

Any additional comments?

Regretted buying this audio book. It was not an enjoyable read

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-06-21

Bof.

La manière totalement aléatoire de séparer le livre en 77 chapitres n'était pas du tout pratique.
De plus, les anecdotes de sa vie personnelle étaient trop nombreuses par rapport à celle concernant sa carrière/vie professionnelle. Dommage, car Tina Fey est une actrice intéressante que j'aime beaucoup.

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  • Customer from France
  • 2018-04-27

Tina Fey is bossy and wears pants

this review will have fifteen words just to satisfy the nerd who made that requirement