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4.11227272727273 out of 54.11227272727273 out of 54.11227272727273 out of 54.11227272727273 out of 54.11227272727273 out of 5 4.11 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tina Fey Narrator: Tina Fey Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781609419714
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"You're no one until someone calls you bossy."

Managing to be both uproariously hilarious as well as insightful, Bossypants is a rare treat in the world of celebrity memoirs. Tina Fey tells her story as only she could - through humorous anecdotes that deftly combine her trademark razor-sharp wit and brutal honesty. Wearing many hats in the entertainment industry, Tina draws from her varied experiences as a writer, comedian, actress and producer to give you the inside scoop on her extremely successful career with humor and humility.

Bossypants covers a great deal of ground including telling the story of how Tina came to join Saturday Night Live as a writer and later rose through the ranks to become the venerable show's head writer. Also detailed is how she managed to become one of SNL's most popular performers, most notably her stint as a Weekend Update co-anchor. Tina also explains how she created the Emmy-winning hit series 30 Rock. From single life to marriage, career and motherhood no stone in Tina Fey's life is left unturned in this powerfully funny and uniquely introspective autobiography.

Vastly entertaining and filled with fascinating insights Bossypants is certainly a biography like no other. Narrated by Tina Fey, this Grammy nominated unabridged audiobook is the most enjoyable way to enjoy Bossypants!

Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” and 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 television.

She has seen both of 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 to her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty. From her life as a mother eating things off the floor to a one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we have all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation.” 

    New York Times

  • “Fey leaves listeners laughing and longing for more.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “One of the world’s cleverest comedy writers debuts with a frequently hilarious memoir.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy with equal doses of wit, candor, and self-deprecation.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Totally addictive and utterly enjoyable, this audio is an absolute must for fans—and just about everyone else too.” 

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Part personal story, part comedy, and part career advice, Tina Fey’s memoir is full of her signature smart and self-deprecating humor.” 

    AudioFile

  • “This smartly written, satisfying compilation of essays is a delightful mishmash.”

    Booklist

  • “Offers…valuable insight into navigating gender politics.” 

    Slate

  • A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book of 2011
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2011
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 2012 Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year
  • A 2011 Bookpage Most Anticipated Book
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Audiobook of 2011
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2012 Audie® Award for Best Biography/Memoir
  • A 2011 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/5/2016

    " hilarious, laugh out loud! Tina Fey's take on life is light hearted, intelligent and intuitive. This is a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Bender | 2/18/2014

    " If you love Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live (which I grew up on), and 30 Rock (one of the funniest shows on television) then you will appreciate this book. I love her perspective - brilliantly smart and funny. This book is somewhat biographical and also includes interesting dynamics between genders in show biz. She's a modern day feminist for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Villarreal | 2/6/2014

    " I didn't think it was as funny as it was hyped up to be. I still love Tina Fey! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Hale | 1/31/2014

    " If you like Tina Fey, then you'll love this one. Since I watched her on SNL, I could hear her voice saying every line. I laughed. The beginning was a little slow for me (a lot of "girl" talk) but after that it was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Callie | 1/20/2014

    " This is a great book it really gave me an insight into Tina Fey's career and lifestyle. it was funny and full of anecdotes that are really pretty easy to relate to. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/17/2014

    " Hilarious! I highly recommend the audio book as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigette | 1/15/2014

    " Actually took some life lessons from this. Really funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 1/15/2014

    " This book is hilarious, I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 1/12/2014

    " I have not been a big fan of her movies but I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed her book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Anne | 1/9/2014

    " Hysterical! This was a great book to read on vacation. Quick read, and keep me laughing. Tina Fey is a very talented comedian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer Anderson | 12/29/2013

    " I don't agree with some of her viewpoints and I'm a little too vanilla for her language but Tina Fey in hilarious! I was laughing out loud throughout the whole book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miakhayat | 12/23/2013

    " I really loved how the words sounded like her. She is brilliant and very funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann McWilliams | 12/20/2013

    " This could easily be read in a couple of hours, but I deliberately stretched it out over a couple of weeks. I carried it with me and read 4-5 pages whenever I needed a laugh. She definitely delivers the laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Willey | 12/12/2013

    " This was a quick read that I really enjoyed. There were plenty of laughs, but Tina also gives a good look at how hard it can be to be a woman in her field - sexism still exists! She is talented, hardworking, and as down-to-earth as someone that successful and famous can be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Jo | 12/11/2013

    " Love this book, I got the audible version and it was in her own voice, so it was great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian Carbone | 12/6/2013

    " "That Tina is a bad mother_" (Shut your mouth). "I'm talking about Liz Lemon!" Sarcastic. Sardonic. Smart. Sassy. Sbatshit Crazy. Are there no "S" words that apply to this woman? She should be a guest on the Daily Show every night! Blurg indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo Olmos | 12/1/2013

    " Life-coaching from Tina Fey. That's about it. And it's amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 11/21/2013

    " Tina Fey's a funny lady. I giggled out loud quite a few times. This makes me want to go back and watch episodes of SNL, and start to watch 30 Rock, just to see what's the buzz. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shandie | 9/28/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars. It was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzette | 9/20/2013

    " Super strong language. Didn't finish it but some parts were funny, some offensive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/7/2013

    " I was let down by this - maybe my expectations were too high?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 4/25/2013

    " Will provide review when everyone in club is finished reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 3/23/2013

    " Super funny. I read it at lightning speed so I'll read it again, it's so loaded with funny truths that I'm sure I missed at least a third. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sian | 12/3/2012

    " I enjoyed the growing up part better than the 30 Rock/SNL part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Thompson morrison | 11/27/2012

    " First book I read cover-to-cover (or in this case, from beginning of the blue progress bar to the end) in over two years. Put me right back in my own awkward 70s and 80s childhood, but now it's funny. Awesome book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 11/4/2012

    " I really enjoyed the parts about growing up and completely identified with her take on being 40! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louann | 10/3/2012

    " This was amazingly funny!! I have not laughed this much at a book in a looong time!!! Tina reads it herself on the CD and is just fabulous!! I highly recommend this to anyone who is not easily offended...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Huskey | 2/29/2012

    " I listened to the audiobook version of this, which was entertaining. It was read by Tina Fey and that was a definite plus because she did a great job which makes sense since she wrote the book. Some of the story was boring, but I did laugh out loud several times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JackH | 12/14/2011

    " Hilarious audiobook! Tina Fey has something funny to say about everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Kalter | 11/12/2011

    " It was hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing out loud whenever I was reading it! I also identified with her first birth and nanny experience; it was like she had lived my own experience! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie Mccomb | 9/23/2011

    " The audio was great. They had clips from SNL and she talked about her life before SNL and now. It was pretty entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abe Ingle | 8/9/2011

    " A very funny book, but light on deep biographical info (such as whether she has as big a crush on me as I do on her). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Nelson | 6/14/2011

    " This book is hilarious!! I read it in one day, I couldn't stop laughing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesly | 6/1/2011

    " hilarious. tina fey is an icon for funny women everywhere "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 5/23/2011

    " Funny, obviously. Good insight into being a comedy producer, and a woman in comedy. A light, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celia | 5/23/2011

    " Love her. Basically, from my point of view, this woman can do no wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/23/2011

    " aside from being really famous and brilliantly hilarious i discovered that tina fey and i are pretty much the same person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 5/23/2011

    " I laughed out loud in public places like the metro while reading this - so good. The chapter on Tina Fey's beauty regimen was my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/23/2011

    " Hilariously charming, very Tina-Fey. Never a slow moment. I enjoyed it from cover-to-cover.

    Also developed new obsession with Don Fey, her father. (in a not-so-creepy kind of way) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 5/23/2011

    " My only real complaint is that it wasn't long enough! She must have so many more stories to tell... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/23/2011

    " Very entertaining. I usually don't like autobiography-type books, but Tina Fey is histerical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 5/23/2011

    " Smart, sometimes amusing but just a bit dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leendadll | 5/23/2011

    " Disappointed. Too many (failed) attempts to be funny. But the basic memoir was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ollka | 5/23/2011

    " I didn't expect to like it, but I did, it was really fun to read. "

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About the Author
Author Tina FeyFor over a decade, Tina Fey's brilliant humor fueled Saturday Night Live. In 2006, she developed the situation comedy 30 Rock for NBC, in which she stars as Liz Lemon. She lives in Manhattan.