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Bossypants by Tina Fey

Bossypants (edition 2011)

by Tina Fey

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Authors:Tina Fey
Info:Reagan Arthur Books (2011), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 288 pages
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Review originally posted on Goodreads.

I listened to the audiobook version, but with these types of books I think it makes it that much better to hear it read by the author! You miss enunciations and emphasis otherwise. I recommend it, I enjoyed it. ( )
  apollymipanthos | Feb 25, 2017 |
This book is great. I laughed from beginning to end. Any book that uses the phrase "manually unclench my butt cheeks" is alright by me. ( )
  bound2books | Feb 12, 2017 |
One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to, and definitely the best biography I've ever read. Highly recommend, especially for women who strive to be successful. ( )
  LLRobinett | Jan 29, 2017 |
Enjoyed Tina Fey's memoirs very much. Even though I'm probably 10 years older than she is, many of the songs, shows and cultural references she makes are ones I was very familiar with in high school. It's interesting that her version of Sarah Palin was really her first, reluctant, 'acting' gig, since she started out in improv and as a writer on SNL. Pretty good for her first celebrity impression. ( )
  Marse | Jan 12, 2017 |
Totally worth paying extra to hear Tina Fey perform the audiobook. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
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Only the American comic Tina Fey could get away with such a revelation-free 'memoir'.
But Fey’s memoir is wholly cleansed of any real darkness. It preempts any probing into real frailties and flaws. Of course, this is the point; it is designed to disarm.

Neurosis makes Bossypants funny (and it is very funny), but it is fueled by reflexive self-deprecation instead of real reflection.
Review originally posted on Goodreads.

I listened to the audiobook version, but with these types of books I think it makes it that much better to hear it read by the author! You miss enunciations and emphasis otherwise. I recommend it, I enjoyed it.

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For Jeanne Fey: Happy Mother's Day. I made this out of macaroni for you.
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Actress Tina Fey recounts her life, sharing how she managed to fulfill her dream of one day becoming a comedian on television and discussing her childhood, marriage, career, and views on beauty, politics, motherhood, and relationships.
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2011: Tina Fey’s new book Bossypants is short, messy, and impossibly funny (an apt description of the comedian herself). From her humble roots growing up in Pennsylvania to her days doing amateur improv in Chicago to her early sketches on Saturday Night Live, Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy with equal doses of wit, candor, and self-deprecation. Some of the funniest chapters feature the differences between male and female comedy writers ("men urinate in cups"), her cruise ship honeymoon ("it’s very Poseidon Adventure"), and advice about breastfeeding ("I had an obligation to my child to pretend to try"). But the chaos of Fey’s life is best detailed when she’s dividing her efforts equally between rehearsing her Sarah Palin impression, trying to get Oprah to appear on 30 Rock, and planning her daughter’s Peter Pan-themed birthday. Bossypants gets to the heart of why Tina Fey remains universally adored: she embodies the hectic, too-many-things-to-juggle lifestyle we all have, but instead of complaining about it, she can just laugh it off. --Kevin Nguyen

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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, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy.… (more)

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