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ISBN13: 9780316056861
ISBN10: 0316056863
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Staff Pick

Readers sometimes lower the bar when it comes to the quality of celebrity memoirs, but, in this case, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Tina Fey is a legitimately talented writer, and the stories from her personal life are just as zany and entertaining as Liz Lemon's. A must read for funny/aspiring-to-be-funny writers of both sexes.
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"Bossypants is not so much a memoir as it is a sort of here's-what-happened-and-why-I think-this kind of book. It's honest and intimate, without any maudlin tales of childhood sorrow, no extraneous snark or hit-and-run tell-all gossip. It's just a great read from a mature thinker." Janeane Garofalo, NPR (Read the entire NPR review)

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She’s a comic genius, every woman’s imaginary best friend, and the thinking man’s sex symbol. Tina Fey didn’t get this far without pulling on her bossypants.

Before there was Liz Lemon, before there was “Sarah Palin,” before there was Weekend Update — there was a woman with a dream. A dream that one day she would write a book about how she got here. But she had to get there first.

On her way to becoming an award-winning superstar, Tina Fey struggled through some questionable haircuts, some after-school jobs, the rise of nachos as a cultural phenomenon, a normal childhood, a happy marriage and joyful motherhood. Her story must be told! Fey’s pursuit of the perfect beauty routine may actually give you laugh lines, and her depiction of her whirlwind tour of duty as the Other Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live takes you behind the scenes of a comedy event that transfixed the nation. Now, Fey can reflect on what she’s learned: You’re no one until someone calls you bossy.

Review:

"Fey's caustic wit and wry delivery made it clear she wasn't another airhead comedienne willing to play dumb for laughs. If the world needed reminding that smart girls can be funny and sexy, Tina Fey proved it." Playboy

Review:

"Goddess of the geeks." Time

Synopsis:

From her lifetime pursuit of the perfect Beauty Routine to the oversold joys of breastfeeding, from her whirlwind tour of duty as the Other Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live to her early days in the comedy trenches — Tina Fey puts her unique and endlessly funny mark on modern life, work, marriage, and motherhood.

Synopsis:

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!)

About the Author

Tina Fey lives in Manhattan, where she is the third funniest person in her household, after her husband and five-year-old daughter.

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Pamela Smith, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by Pamela Smith)
One of the funniest books I've ever read. Not just 'laugh out loud' funny, but 'laugh until you have tears pouring down your face' funny. Fey covers a lot of ground in this faux-memoir: having a father with a larger-than-life personality; growing up doing community theatre; working in fields dominated by men; balancing family and career; and nightmarish vacation stories - all without any maudlin tendencies. I say 'faux', because it's so much more than just a repetition of events in the life of Tina Fey, it's how she views the world both due-to and in-spite-of those events. And she manages to do that with a sharp and unfailing wit. If you think memoirs are just navel gazing or self-aggrandizement, this is one to read. You'll finish the book with a renewed appreciation for the quirkiness of your own upbringing and the humor in everyday life. It might be cliched, but 'Bossypants' manages to be both legitimately entertaining and uplifting.
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Maggie_S, November 13, 2012 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
In all fairness, I really enjoy watching Tina Fey ANYWAY, so I may not be a great judge for her book. I loved it. It was personal and personable, warm and funny. A very entertaing read.
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Jena, August 12, 2012 (view all comments by Jena)
I really enjoyed reading about how Tina Fey came into her career. She's as funny in the book as she is on TV, and she brings a lot of insight to her life, as well. Kinda wish I'd gotten the audio version, though--I heard part of it on the radio & laughed & laughed & laughed...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316056861
Author:
Fey, Tina
Publisher:
Reagan Arthur / Little, Brown
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Comedians; Actors; Writers; Personal narratives; Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20130129
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.25 x 1 in 1.1 lb

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Product details 272 pages Reagan Arthur Books - English 9780316056861 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Readers sometimes lower the bar when it comes to the quality of celebrity memoirs, but, in this case, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Tina Fey is a legitimately talented writer, and the stories from her personal life are just as zany and entertaining as Liz Lemon's. A must read for funny/aspiring-to-be-funny writers of both sexes.

"Review A Day" by , "Bossypants is not so much a memoir as it is a sort of here's-what-happened-and-why-I think-this kind of book. It's honest and intimate, without any maudlin tales of childhood sorrow, no extraneous snark or hit-and-run tell-all gossip. It's just a great read from a mature thinker." (Read the entire NPR review)
"Review" by , "Fey's caustic wit and wry delivery made it clear she wasn't another airhead comedienne willing to play dumb for laughs. If the world needed reminding that smart girls can be funny and sexy, Tina Fey proved it."
"Review" by , "Goddess of the geeks."
"Synopsis" by , From her lifetime pursuit of the perfect Beauty Routine to the oversold joys of breastfeeding, from her whirlwind tour of duty as the Other Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live to her early days in the comedy trenches — Tina Fey puts her unique and endlessly funny mark on modern life, work, marriage, and motherhood.
"Synopsis" by ,
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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