In her acceptance speech for Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Tina Fey announced that she was proud to make her home in the not real America It is perhaps that healthy sense of incongruity that makes the head writer, executive producer, and star of NBC s Emmy Award winning 30 Rock such a cogent observer of the contemporary scene Bossypants, her entertaining new mIn her acceptance speech for Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Tina Fey announced that she was proud to make her home in the not real America It is perhaps that healthy sense of incongruity that makes the head writer, executive producer, and star of NBC s Emmy Award winning 30 Rock such a cogent observer of the contemporary scene Bossypants, her entertaining new memoir, shows that strangeness has been her constant companion Fey s stories about her childhood in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania are only appetizers for LOL forays into her college disasters, honeymoon catastrophes, and Saturday Night Live shenanigans Most funny read of the month the best possible weekend update.
Bossypants In her acceptance speech for Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Tina Fey announced that she was proud to make her home in the not real America It is perhaps that healthy sense of incongruity that ma
Tina Fey s Bossypants was a disappointment I don t know that expecting much from a comedy writer s cash in big font with pictures essay memoir fair, but I ve been a Tina Fey fan since 30 Rock began, ready to trust her literary aspirations, and even to me this book barely scratches onto the two star plateau.What did I expect Well, it s probably easier to explain what I didn t expect I wasn t counting on a sour, muddled, defensive screed against anyone who pissed off the author in the last thirty [...]
The best audiobook I ve listened to in a long, long time And that s saying something I ended up picking this up because when I sent up a signal flare on Twitter, it was the most recommended book by far Now I see why 1 The narration was exceptionally good I like autobiography being read by the author, but not all authors are good narrators 2 It s legitimately funny 3 It s legitimately thoughtful and insightful I ll also say that I read this book cold I didn t really know who Tina Fey was when I p [...]
I m listening to the audiobook and it s even better than the print.
I honestly cannot remember the last time I laughed this hard reading anything only a Jonathan Tropper novel or a Dave Sedaris collection comes close I finished the other night with wet cheeks from the tears that d escaped my eyes The bed had been shaking I was laughing so hard So what s to love about Bossypants, besides everything For starters, how Tina just tells it and by it, I mean everything from working at SNL to impersonating Sarah Palin like it is She s got a fierce feminist streak in her [...]
Sure, you could read Bossypants Provided you like all that self deprecating I m Tina Fey and I am enormously successful and I am thankful for that, but at the same time I still struggle with being a working woman with a real life, because it is so weird that I am a media icon when I still really think of myself as an unpopular high school theater dweeb, and isn t life weird, like when I was seen as a major influence during the last election because I kind of look like Sarah Palin stuff.Personall [...]
First, I must preface this two star rating by saying that since does not allow zero stars I m forced to reserve my one star ratings only for very special pieces of shit Secondly, at no time while reading this did my blood alcohol content drop below twice the legal limit and even that hardly made this book tolerable.I wasn t expecting much, obviously, but this book fails to live up to even the exceeding low standards of airport bookstores I liked Tina Fey before I read this book I like her far le [...]
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this
Three and a half stars I think Tina Fey is awesome I think this is a slight but solid book Her authorial voice sounds exactly like her speaking in my head It s sometimes funny, sometimes self deprecating, sometimes empowering It spends time than one might expect on some things, and no time on others I think she tried to skirt a line between memoir and humor essayist that is a difficult one to skirt I think it s an easier thing to do if you re David Sedaris and nobody has specific stories that t [...]
Big Tina Fey fan here I have always enjoyed her work on SNL and have seen almost every episode of 30 Rock I have seen some of her movies, not all She is very definitely funny and smart Her Sarah Palin kills So what might one expect from a Tina Fey book One of two things, either a straight ahead comedic book with plenty of anecdotes, jokes and maybe a bit of behind the scenes info, or a personal memoir, with detail about her background I felt that Fey committed to neither fully and wound up produ [...]
Meager The degree of insight is microscopic at most Anecdotes those that matter to us, TV film buffs of the world are soooo ridiculously scant Its akin to ridiculing a very unique life with a distanced neverwarm life story It s unfair all of it farcical with no pathos at all The chuckles themselves fail to achieve the expected Cheshire cat grin madness usually achieved by the brilliant Weekend Update host This was unexpectedly underwhelming to me Impersonal, cutesy, with a sinful zero amount of [...]
Who said women aren t funny A lot of people, apparently, most of them men One of these was Christopher Hitchens, the controversial journalist who published an essay in Vanity Fair titled, quite plainly, Why Women Aren t Funny To this and to the dozen other polemics written about the perceived humor gap between men and women, Tina Fey, in her new book called Bossypants, says, We don t fucking care if you like it She adds,Unless one of these men is my boss, which none of them is, it s irrelevant M [...]
There s a chapter in this book where Tina Fey is describing the hectic week that culminated with her filming scenes of 30 Rock with Oprah Winfrey, then rushing to get to the Saturday Night Live studio for her debut performance as Sarah Palin all while she was still making last minute arrangements for her daughter s birthday party In between takes, Tina was watching You Tube clips of Palin to work on the voice while holding her daughter and Oprah was asking with genuine concern if she d have time [...]
After 5 and half hours listening to this book i m not even smiling i mean YES there was some funny scenes but mostly just some boring and long stories Meh 3 i LOVE Tina fey, i loved her movies, she s talented woman i just couldn t enjoy her book as much as I hoped I would it had some funny scenes, but nothing was laugh out loud funny
I know it s a total clich to read a book and say you want to be friends with the author, but I want to be friends with Tina Fey and I really think it could happen The tale of a suburban girl finding her voice and making her way in the still entirely too male world of comedy felt so specific and trued her stories about her husband and her daughters are total relationshipgoals.
I listened to this on audiobook, and I m so glad I did I can t imagine how much less fun this would have been without Tina s actual voice I m not saying the book was boring, Tina is just perfect and makes everything better always.
So yeah, I was a Tina Fey virgin Her name meant nothing to me until this book came out Insert gasp of incredulity People say, You know, Saturday Night Live To which I say, You know, no telly in my domicile No, I don t really live under a rock I just tune out nonessential information Anyway, I like Tina because she s funny in the way I would be funny if I were actually capable of being funny on a regular basis I listened to the audio book, which is really the only way to go with this one, because [...]
Hilarious autobio that touches upon the highs and lows of Tina Fey s life and career If you re a fan of her humor, as seen on 30 Rock and SNL, you ll be a fan of Bossypants It s not an in depth, gut wrenching tell all memoir For instance, she only glosses over the incident when she got the facial scar But if you re familiar with Fey s brand of humor then the lightheartedness of it shouldn t surprise you She s the sort of average, nice person that has her own strong opinions, but doesn t think th [...]
This book is perfection Undoubtedly one of the best biographies I have ever read Mrs Fey simply tells it like it is with compelling candor while giving humorous life lessons and suggestions for up and coming comedians You still hear people say women aren t funny There are many men out there who don t believe funny women can be beautiful Luckily we have people like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy to not only prove them wrong, but inspire other women to do ex [...]
I love Tina Fey But I loved her before I read this book Now I know she s human and capable of disappointing me This moment was inevitable But still a little sad.That said, there were portions of this book that killed me Her Origin Story was hilarious, especially the talk about her scar and people s reactions to it Also, she is a genius when it comes to discussing everyday gender fuckery I loved her whole take on menstruation and how she thought period blood would be blue because of how it s dep [...]
I ve said it before and I ll say it again Bryan Cranston and Shonda Rhimes have the best celebrity memoirs out there They re the exception Bossypants not my cup of tea Oh, and parts of it were flat out racist I m beginning to think two stars is a bit too generous Maybe celebrity memoirs just aren t for me I don t find them appealing, entertaining or really funny Up next Aziz Ansari s Modern Romance What I didn t say I was gonna stop reading celebrity books
I was expecting funny Having read a small portion of this book online A Mother s Prayer and having found that very entertaining, I had high hopes for this book And I should say, it s not a bad read It s just not that funny I laughed out loud maybe once, and smiled a few times Most of the jokes fell under the category of fairly amusing Maybe as a script, it d be great.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to t [...]
I figured I would feel exactly about this book as I do about Tina Fey 90% of the time, I think she s hilarious and smart and I want to be friends with her and I wish I d thought to say what she said The other 10% I d like to tell her because I m friends with her that something she just said was beneath her and I wish she hadn t said it I was right that s exactly how this book was I loved it and I loved her, and I marked something about every other page that I wanted to quote or refer to Now I ha [...]
Listening to Tina Fey perform this book was much enjoyable than reading it in print I first read this back in 2011, and I liked it OK, but after hearing a friend rave about how much fun the audio was, I decided to give the CD a chance.It was hilarious Some mornings I was laughing so hard while driving to work that other drivers would stare at me Tina Fey performs different voices and really sells the stories One of my favorite chapters was about her father, Don Fey He s just a badass He was a c [...]
I was hesitant to start listening to Bossypants because, like seemingly every other person on this planet, Liz Lemon is one of my favorite television characters of all time My subconscious and let s be honest here, also my conscious mind just wanted to listen to a book about Liz Lemon being Liz Lemon The audiobook would use C C Music Factory s Everybody Dance Now as the intro and outro music instead of original music by Fey s husband and 30 Rock composer Jeff Richmond, which was lovely, but I di [...]
I almost gave this book 5 stars, and it is damn near perfect Let s start with the good stuff It s extremely funny And not just laugh out loud funny, but laugh so out loud your spouse asks you to go read in another room because you re keeping him awake If you enjoy Tina Fey s humor, you ll really appreciate this book It s damn funny It s unexpectedly full of really good advice about how to be a good boss I mean, maybe I should have gleaned that from the title but I expected it to be of a comedic [...]
In my opinion, Tina Fey is a gifted comic and while I know I m really late to the party on this memoir actually I think every last piece of confetti has been picked up by now , I m so glad I waited until I could listen to her narrate it Her affable personality and razor sharp wit shine through the telling while providing us a fun ride through her background, some interesting behind the scenes glimpses into her SNL experiences, the making of 30 Rock and the genesis of her spot on portrayal of Sar [...]
I experienced car creepery at thirteen I was walking home from middle school past a place called the World s Largest Aquarium which, legally, I don t know how they could call it that, because it was obviously an average sized aquarium Maybe I should start referring to myself as the World s Tallest Man and see how that goes Anyway, I was walking home from school and I was wearing a dress A dude drove by and yelled, Nice tits Embarrassed and enraged, I screamed after him, Suck my dick Sure, it did [...]
Listen to the audiobook for this one Tina read its, and she s brilliantly hilarious
I love Tina I love comedy I love reading I love laughing while reading For me, this book wasn t as funny as I had hoped While I appreciated the memior I was surprised when I didn t feel it was candid enough Maybe that was a conscious effort There was a trauma as a child that she explains but doesn t elaborate one Fine I don t think she needs to give us the details, they are hers but I felt that she was approached to write a book and agreed but didn t really want to There is humor, jokes, her int [...]
I actually woke up this morning excited to finish this book I love Tina Fey, loved her on SNL, loved her in Mean Girls , love her on 30 Rock and Bossypants did nothing but cement my love for her even .To paraphrase Tracy Jordan I love this book so much I want to take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant.I want to have a civil union with this book and move to Santa Fe and buy an adobe house with it and talk about adopting a kid from abroad and then decide to just do the 0.70 a day adopti [...]