Bossypants

Bossypants

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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 onSaturday 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!)



Baker & Taylor
The breakout star of Saturday Night Live and Thirty Rock gives a humorous account of her life, as well as behind-the-scenes stories from her hit shows. 1 million first printing.

Hachette Book Group
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!)



Baker
& Taylor

The breakout star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" gives a humorous account of her life, as well as behind-the-scenes stories from her hit shows.
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.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316056861
0316056863
Branch Call Number: B FEY
Characteristics: 277 p

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publicenemy46
Nov 04, 2018

I read this book years ago and i still remember the YMCA story very funny book.

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KellyDaniels
Nov 03, 2018

This book is hard to put down. This book is relatable and filled with humor. Definitely worth the read!

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time2sit
Nov 03, 2018

So funny and even better with the audio book cause she's reading her own writing, and darn good writing it is, too. Audio books help motivate me to walk. This was LOL funny, so I've just been walking it though and, wow, that was some fast walking and the quickest I've gotten through a book in ages. I'd be LingOL and folks walking by would smile quizzically... I was always happy to share the reason for my LOL. That kind of laffing is just good medicine and I thank you, Tina Fey!

I wished this book was longer. Not really a biography, it is just some essays about various parts of her life and on a wide range of topics. I really enjoyed her writing and I hope she writes another book. I wouldn’t decribe myself as a fan of her work (I’ve never sat through an episode of 30 Rock, for example), but I admire Tina Fey all the same – she is a force for good in the world. (submitted by JF)

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justjessi
Oct 09, 2018

A little taste of what goes on in the mind of Tina Fey, a crazy ride but worth it.

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PrityNPunk
Sep 17, 2018

Okay read but lacked any page-turning moments that kept continuously interested. It was more of a story about someone who's just had it really lucky, but tries to make life seem harder because they're a bit awkward.

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mitchelclay
Jul 25, 2018

Although "Bossypants" by Tina Fey is dated by a few years now, it still reads fresh, witty, and relevant. She truly encapsulates her comedy chops here in written form. Which takes a good bit of effort, I imagine, for a lady with her roots planted in improv. She takes the reader through many windows into her life and career, such as her childhood, years at The Groundlings Theatre & School, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Pick this up if you haven't yet. It's a fantastic read.

marycatlyons Jul 19, 2018

Tina Fey truly is one of the funniest comedians out there and her book only helps to cement that notion.

JCLKarynH Jun 01, 2018

Tina Fey's years of experience in comedy writing and acting shine through in this audiobook, which she wrote and reads aloud. Tina tells hilarious stories about her childhood, college years, discovering improv, dating, and her comedy career on SNL and beyond. Her signature deadpan and witty humor will leave you in stitches. She feels like an old friend by the last chapter.

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hmondo
Apr 25, 2018

Starts out strong, but story line is disjointed after the middle, and hard to follow through the rest of the book. Definitely not a thrilling read, but if you are interested in Tina's methodology for improv, and her feelings on portraying Palin, then you will find the book somewhat satisfying.

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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 26, 2017

All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.

If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?

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masks
Jun 13, 2015

"If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important Rule of Beauty. 'Who Cares.'"

-Tina Fey

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lisahiggs
Oct 14, 2012

My daughter has a reversible doll: Sleeping Beauty on one side and Snow White on the other. I would always set it on her bed with the Snow White side out and she would toddle up to it and flip it over to Sleeping Beauty. I would flip it back and say, “Snow White is so pretty.” She would yell, “No!” and flip it back. Not even three years old, and she knows that yellow hair is king. And, let’s admit it, yellow hair does have magic powers. You could put a blond wig on a hot-water heater and some dude would try to fuck it.

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lisahiggs
Oct 14, 2012

Why do I call it “yellow” hair and not “blond” hair? Because I’m pretty sure everybody calls my hair “brown”. When I read fairy tales to my daughter I always change the word “blond” to “yellow”, because I don’t want her to think that blond hair is somehow better.

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DanniOcean May 20, 2011

Anyone who likes the television shows Saturday Night Live or 30 Rock will be a big fan of Tina Fey. Since I watch neither, I was skeptical about liking her memoir, expecting it to be a name-dropping, pop-culture bit of fluff meant to capitalize on her current popularity. Well, she does drop a few names and references a lot of pop-culture (because that does sell books), but what impressed me was how open she was about how her opinions formed about issues (yes, issues – cleverly disguised amid many anecdotes), her own life epiphanies, and her management style (which no doubt influenced her character Liz Lemon). She mentions the scar that she notoriously hates to mention, but just to get it out of the way – do not expect any sordid details. In fact, aside from a few F-bombs and some observations about the hygiene differences between men and women, there are few shocking tales at all. I hope that does not put off thrill-seeking readers, because this is one funny, laugh-out-loud book. Ms. Fey’s celebrity status may not be relatable, but as a woman and a woman manager, she certainly is. She had the bad haircuts growing up and unrequited crushes. She worked at summer camps and as a minion in larger corporations. She has struggled with weight and body issues (see chapter All Girls Must Be Everything), and - believe it or not - having her voice heard. Having navigated these hurdles and reached celebrity status, Ms. Fey’s account of “celebrity” is refreshingly balanced – it is what we all think as we see endless streams of Photoshopped stars dancing, dieting and rehabbing – it is a weird, weird life of publicity, ratings and critics (see chapter Amazing, Gorgeous, Not Like That). Yet, Ms. Fey treats it as all part of a job that she loves. Yes, her comments are highly acerbic or satirical, but juxtaposed with normal everyday observations they almost always take you by surprise, and will cause irrepressible and sometimes embarrassing snorts or guffaws to escape one’s lips – just in case you happen to be opening your copy on the bus, train or dental hygienists’ office, which will cause you to be “blorft” (see chapter 30 Rock: An Experiment to Confuse Your Grandparents). You are now warned.

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