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Bossypants

Written by: Tina Fey
Narrated by: Tina Fey
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (411 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!

©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)

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funny!

really enjoyed listening
great book
why do I need fifteen words? dumb requirements blah bla

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Just Enjoyable

It didn't feel like the story quite flowed well. May be better to read for yourself. Still some very funny parts.

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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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No pdf but entertaining story

Fantastic story but no pdf that is constantly referenced to in book. Glad Tina Fey narrated it herself... She is hilarious.

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one funny lady, an excellent listen

I am very glad to hear Tina tell her story in her own words. I will buy a copy for someone too, Tina

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A book for the sake of writing a book

I expected a little more wisdom from being a boss for so many years. The book starts with the tip “don’t eat diet food in meetings”. Later it argues how photoshop isn’t the worst and that the only people affected by it are people over the age of 70 because everyone else can see through it.

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A definite recommended read.

Very funny and her stories are so relatable. I couldn't put it away till the end!

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-15

Not for me

I found this to be boring, both in context and the delivery. I expected anything with Tina Fey to be funny.

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  • Edward Alarcon
  • 2017-10-05

Boring

There is not even one good story. I couldn't finish. There is not a message, nothing...

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  • Pubah
  • 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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  • Greg Mallett
  • Midrand, South Africa
  • 2015-03-25

Was this supposed to be comedy?

Maybe, being a guy, I missed something here, but this was just not funny at all. Sorry Tina, I really liked you in your shows, but this just didn't do it for me.

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  • Janice Budd
  • Canada
  • 2012-04-30

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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  • FULLAUTOSLUT
  • 2012-01-10

THIS SUCKS

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

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS LIBERAL DIATRIBE

Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

YEP THIS BOOK SUCKED

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

ANYBODY

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

NONE

Any additional comments?

PLEASE SAVE A CREDIT

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  • Lisa
  • 2015-10-30

Very disappointed.

I went in looking forward to learning about Tina's journey and about maybe hearing her advice on being a boss and having a family. I felt the story didn't flow, it wasn't funny, it gave no insight on how to be a bossy pants and I felt sad after. It was like reading a very early autobiography without a climax. Would not recommend.

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  • Andrea
  • Tallahassee, FL, United States
  • 2013-03-11

Not Funny

Any additional comments?

Interesting to know a bit about Ms. Fey. But I did not find this funny. Not my style of humor.

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  • Cindy C.
  • 2018-06-18

Did not like therefore did not finish

Returned. Tried to get into but couldn't, like Tina Fey but not this one. Can't recommend.

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  • Stuart
  • 2012-08-30

Proof That Women Can Be As Vulgar As Men!

What would have made Bossypants better?

Ms. Fey did not need to strive to be as reproachable as her males counterparts.

Has Bossypants turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes!

What didn’t you like about Tina Fey’s performance?

She's emulating her male counterparts in an effort to show she can be as 'good' as they are. I was hoping she would be less offensive than other humorists, but alas...

What character would you cut from Bossypants?

Tina Fey.

36 of 39 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