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Bossypants [Kindle Edition]

Tina Fey
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A masterpiece in comedy writing...I was hooked from the first word Sunday Telegraph Mightily enjoyable ... Bossypants shows that 30 Rock's voice is very much Fey's voice: pithy, smart and as ironic as being run over by an ambulance ... if she has a point to make, if she feels something deeply, she can make it funny. That's why she is a great comedian The Times My love for the divine Tina Fey is river deep, mountain high ... Bossypants is as hilarious, candid and self-deprecating as fangirls like me would expect -- Lauren Laverne Grazia Wry, clever, biting and brilliant Daily Telegraph

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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 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; 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!)


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly entertaining and fun! April 19 2011
By kyunlau
Format:Hardcover
What a treat it was to read this book--I couldn't put it down! Bossypants was charming, witty, and well-paced. Tina Fey delivered her life stories with such fun and humour that you can't help but laugh along. As a reader, you appreciate the selection of the great stories she chose to share. It was truly enjoyable to read the snapshots from her childhood to pursuing her passion in improv and writing to her career in SNL and 30 Rock.

Between the humour, I learned a lot from her work ethics, her dedication, and her approach to problems in the workplace. I really respect some of the statements she made.

The only criticism I have is that when the last page comes, you feel a little disappointed that the fun's over. But that's when you flip back to the start of the book again and go through some of many remarkable moments.

If you are a fan of her writing, her TV show, or her humour, you will definitely find this book entertaining. Thanks for writing such a great book, Ms. Fey!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful snippets of a comedian's life April 8 2011
By R. Nicholson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
"Bossypants" is a short memoir by comedian Tina Fey.

At times, a laugh out loud collection of anecdotal tales ranging from youth to present day. What is revealed are the trials, tribulations, frustrations and truly funny events that are a part of becoming a struggling comedian to a larger than life actor/writer for SNL and 30 Rock. Much of it done with tongue-in-cheek, dry humour.

This memoir is like a shotgun going off...it sprays its load over a wide area, creating chaos (in this case, funny chaos) in a wide swarth. If I had any regret, it would be that there was no mention of her Oscar appearance with Steve Martin ( "Don't fall in love with me" )...one of my favourite Oscar moments.

Conclusion:
If you like Tina Fey you'll like this.
A real treat...I enjoyed every moment of this wonderful book. 5 Stars.

Ray Nicholson
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read! April 28 2011
By Amanda
Format:Hardcover
If you like Tina Fey, you'll like this book!

I didn't want to put it down! The only bad thing is, it's too short! Almost 300 pages I believe, and it's so good, that you just speed right through it! 'Bosseypants' is very well written, charming, funny, and you really get a glimps as to how down to earth Tina Fey is. Really recommend this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As an adult I almost peed the bed! May 9 2011
Format:Hardcover
I'm afraid to tell you how much I loved this book for fear of pumping it up to the point it will only lead to disappointment ... But I loved this book! From the heart pulling teen years to bad hair cuts! I dare you to read this book in public!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Side splitting good read Oct. 26 2011
By Samantha TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
This was one funny read. Sometimes I'd miss a joke and have to "hear" it being said by Tina in my head and then I'd laugh. I am a 30 Rock fan, so that makes me a bit biased. Non-Tina fans might be left scratching their heads at some of her screwball, mostly self-deprecating, humour but I loved it. I also enjoyed her story. There was just enough personal history for her to seem human but not so much that I was bored. Her honesty and moral outlook rings true. I am not a star-struck sort of person, but this book made me want to meet Tina in person.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious April 17 2011
Format:Hardcover
I don't want to spoil anything, all I have to say is that this book made me laugh more than anything I've ever read.
Well done Tina! :)))
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Bookish Thoughts... June 14 2011
By Reader Writer Runner TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
I can't say I'm a huge SNL buff and I can't say I've ever seen 30 Rock but I can say that Tina Fey is one funny woman. In Bossypants, she chronicles her rise to fame and prestige in a male-dominated comedy scene. With feminist overtones, attacks on beauty standards, and a healthy dose of self-deprecation, Fey's memoir successfully combines intelligent insight and laugh-out-loud moments.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great little book... June 10 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is very Tina Fey. Her references to herself and her life are wonderfully amusing to be sure, but also manage to keep the reader at arm's length. As she suggests in the book, she wants to make the jokes about herself before anyone else can. She succeeds, of course: no one could top any of them.

We learn about her childhood, her family--especially her father--and her career choices. We learn about her eventual association with Second City in Chicago and how that led to Saturday Night Live, and ultimately, 30 Rock.

She talks only obliquely about her husband, Jeff Richmond. Not that I wanted (or ever want) any intimate details, but I expected her to perhaps describe their first meeting at Second City Chicago, or when and how they decided to marry. I expected her to mention his contribution to 30 Rock as producer and most certainly as composer. He is, to be sure, an incredibly talented musician. You'll find none of this. It's as if she and Jeff made a deal in which she agreed not to talk about him very much. There's certainly an entire chapter--or two--gone missing. We basically learn of him that he hates to fly, does all the driving in their family, and as near as I can tell, accompanied her on her honeymoon.

In short, Bossypants is not so much autobiographical as it is anecdotal. If you were expecting to get to know Tina Fey better, you won't. The impression you had of her when you first bought the book, will be basically the same one you have when you finally close it.

It is, nevertheless, a great little book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars stop what you are doing and read Bossypants
I unreservedly recommend this book to anyone, it's hilarious. You will end up reading this right through to the end, and you'll be reluctant to race ahead, since it means you will... Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Kismet
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't find it very funny or interesting even though I find her to be...
Couldn't finish it. Didn't find it very funny or interesting even though I find her to be a brilliant comic writer.
Published 1 month ago by nance
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed out loud!
Tina Fey is hilarious.
Published 1 month ago by Alena
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Clever lady !
Published 1 month ago by Malcolm Grundy
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I didn't even get half way through it …
Published 2 months ago by Lacey Andreas
5.0 out of 5 stars witty and fun as it was the first time around
If you didn't already want Tina as your BFF, you will after reading her bio. This was my second time reading Bossypants and it was still as touching, witty and fun as it was the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tracey Suley
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Gift
I bought this as a gift, and the recipient loved it. I can't speak much as to what it's about.
Published 2 months ago by acadia
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Some good insights into how Tina Fey works. Some enjoyable stories, my favourite was the one she tells about meeting Amy Phoeler. Worth reading.
Published 3 months ago by lovesunshine
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Fun, light read.
Published 3 months ago by B. Vanwart
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome
Published 4 months ago by Chanelle
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