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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
Collections:Read but unowned, Read in 2012 (inactive)
Tags:memoir, 2010s, PN, ebook

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Hilarious. I
Not only funny but feminist as well. An unbeatable combo in my opinion! Well worth the very long library holds wait. ( )
  chessakat | Feb 5, 2016 |
Narrated by Tina Fey. Hahaha, love Tina Fey! Definitely listen to this book, don't read it. You'll get Ms Fey's trademark snarkiness and comedic timing and that just enhances the experience. The one flaw is when she mutters her asides and I have to run it back and turn up the volume. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Love Tina Fey! Very funny and a quick read. Intersting insight into SNL and 30 Rock. ( )
  Kathiroo | Jan 25, 2016 |
I highly recommend the audiobook version, read by the author. It's worth it just to hear her rendition of her father's baseball commentary. Very funny book, overall! ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
Quite funny and entertaining, though I'm not sure it belongs on the list for College Bound Students and Life-long Learners... ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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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.

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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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