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Bossypants

Fey, Tina, 1970- (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Bossypants


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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.
Authors: Fey, Tina, 1970-
Statement of Responsibility: Tina Fey
Title: Bossypants
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Co.,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: viii, 277 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
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Report This Apr 13, 2014
  • gmonty1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious...laughed throughout the whole book. I'm infatuated even worse now.

Report This Apr 07, 2014
  • gramercygal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tina Fey is enjoyable to read as well as to watch. A fast read and liked it.

Report This Mar 10, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Love Tina and this book, would recommend it. Try the audiobook too!

Report This Jan 30, 2014
  • Lauraparr rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Funny and entertaining. Exactly what you would expect from Tina Fey!

Couldn't stop laughing the whole way through it!

Report This Sep 27, 2013
  • gribbles rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The audio book is great, too!

Report This Aug 03, 2013
  • willy56 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Ok...it's a book written by a women, for women. I get that but I was interested enough in what Tina Fey may have to say that I picked up a copy to read. I have not watched SNL since the halcyon days of Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi etc but Fey came to my attention with her portrayal of Sarah Palin. Having read this book I feel I know about as much about Tina Fey now as I did before I started. She never lets you know any real information or feelings about her life. I did laugh out loud three times but the rest of it was sort of funny. Not a book I would recommend unless you are a huge Fey fan and eagerly devour anything about her life. Of course, this does not really tell you about her life so look elsewhere.

Report This Jul 08, 2013
  • lledomik rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Tina Fey might be good at writing fiction for TV but when she writes the truth about her self she is too closed off. I felt like she never revealed who she really is and found there were a lot of life gaps in her story. It is a biography that lacks substance. I also found it weird how much she goes on about Lorne Michaels.

Report This Jun 10, 2013
  • pattyloucor67 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

What a fun read! Fey is such a talented comedian; this book shows exemplifies her talent as a comedic writer. Her insights on working motherhood can be shared by any working mom. And the humility she shows, plus the respect she pours onto other writers, make you wish she was your friend. Enjoyable read!

Report This May 15, 2013
  • ktripson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tina Fey is a hero to me. I love hearing her story directly from her in her words. Her voice is so distinctive and fearless.

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Report This May 20, 2011
  • DanniOcean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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Report This Oct 14, 2012
  • lisahiggs rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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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