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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't meet the hype Nov. 29 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Im a huge fan of Tina, but I think this book was overhyped or as a male Im the wrong audience because I found it interesting and snorted a laugh on occasion, but it just wasn't the amazing read i expected. i read a lot so perhaps my standards are higher than the average bathroom reader. Long first half about her at drama camp as nerd, but really much less interesting than stories my friends tell me over drinks about their own real-life misadventures. A few interesting insights about her work life in past few years, but the stuff you would get from a good article in a magazine. I struggled to give it 3 stars. If you consume books at the rate I do...heck why not throw it on your ereader
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4.0 out of 5 stars Go Tina Fey! Oct. 15 2014
By books rock TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
"Bossypants" is a fun read. I was really looking forward to a multitude of laughs but I have to say that I was slightly disappointed in that regard. There were definitely very funny sections but the book is not all laughs. Tina Fey's story and background insights into her own life were the most interesting parts for me. I appreciated reading her down to earth opinions of women's issues, the entertainment industry and relationships. From my reading perspective, Tina Fey, seems like the kind of boss or friend you would love to have. Kudos to her for writing a humorous and sincere account of her life so far.
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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 500 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overrated May 26 2011
By Rossy24
Format:Hardcover
I love Tina Fey. I love 30 Rock. She is a genius when it comes to writing for SNL and 30 Rock and she is a solid actress. She is not a great author though. While i found there were some definite laugh-out-loud moments i was overall disappointed with this book. Perhaps her life is just not that interesting. I'm not really sure. If you are trying to decide between this book and say Ellen Degeneres' "The Funny Thing is..." then choose Ellen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tina Fey is my midlife idol May 25 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book made me laugh inappropriately in public and I love that about it. Tina Fey reassured me, amused me, and made me smarter. I want to be her in 10 years but that probably won't happen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, dorky, and endearing. April 23 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I never knew much about Tina Fey, and had only watched her on SNL or 30 Rock a few times, but this book made all of that irrelevant. Fey tells you everything you need to know about her life in a way that is hilarious and endearing. The book seemed all too short.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 4 days ago by Jennifer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Thought it would be better. Disappointed.
Published 3 months ago by daisymae
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A hilarious read that left me laughing out loud numerous times.
Published 4 months ago by Dustin
4.0 out of 5 stars A good witty read
Loved this book.Found it was more fun to read it in short sessions .Tina's wit shines through.
Published 4 months ago by Val
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and insightful
Tina a is a great story teller and finds the humour in everyday life. She gives the reader insight into the world and business of comedy.
Published 4 months ago by Barb Kirkham
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced, laugh-out-loud!!
Love that this memoir is broken up into sections, so that you don't have to read them in order.

One of the stories I loved was when Tina Fey talked about how she was... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Joanna
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny read!
I quite enjoyed this book, she is a good entertainer all around. Some sections were absolutely hilarious, very easy to identify with!
Published 9 months ago by Aimee V Hayden
5.0 out of 5 stars So funny
I was able to learn things about Tina Fey that were interesting. She is also very funny and entertaining! Great read to relax.
Published 9 months ago by mo
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy the damn book!
There is no question that this is THE book to buy if you're a fan of Tina Fey. Going through her days in Second City with Amy Poehler, to Saturday Night Live, to 30 Rock, as well... Read more
Published 10 months ago by ipen02
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