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djaditi, January 4, 2013 (view all comments by djaditi)
Tina Fey's story - through her own hilarious and well-written words - tells the journey of a woman who has followed her passions while confronting obstacles in what is a male dominated (to say the least) industry. In short, it's so funny yet so honest that I couldn't keep it down. She references her career, how women should approach their careers, her sex life and her great advice for women and men in this department and she highlights her own challenges (in her life and in herself). It's oddly both funny and self-reflective. The imagery she paints just jumps off the page. I highly recommend Bossypants!
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Milly, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by Milly)
My mother recommended this book to me, and bought it for my birthday. It was laugh-out loud hilarious. If you need proof that Tina Fey is a top-notch comedy writer you need only read her book.
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Cyrus OBrien, November 13, 2012 (view all comments by Cyrus OBrien)
Proving that Liz Lemon is merely a skewed version of herself, Tina had me laughing literally out loud at her tales of working the front desk at a YMCA, her stint in the traveling company of Second City, and how the gross-out writer room events from 30 Rock episode "Sun Tea" were 100% real. I have read and re-read Bossypants several times, each time enjoying it as if it were the first time I picked it up. Woefully embarrassing teenage years did her well!
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dharmagirl, August 7, 2012 (view all comments by dharmagirl)
This book is a must read for anyone who likes to laugh out loud, loves Tina Fey and her current show, 30 Rock. Tina tells her story - bits of her childhood, how she got into comedy, what it was like working at SNL, how she created 30 Rock - all with her signature style - wry and witty. Her descriptions of her SNL appearances as Sarah Palin were especially funny and insightful and gave me a different perspective on those performances. I'm not much of a TV person and had never watched 30 Rock before reading this book; I've watched a few episodes since reading the book and I feel like I have the inside story.
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Melissa Montecuollo, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Melissa Montecuollo)
Bossypants is like standup comedy in a written form. I cannot count how many times I laughed out loud at Tina's honest and candor that she put in the book. From her stories to her times at theater summer camp, to her first job in improv, to her thoughts on parenthood there is a little something in this book for everyone to enjoy and appreciate. Certainly after reading this book, I had a new appreciation for the sketches on Saturday Nigh Live and 30 Rock. Like many memoirs there is no definite plot scheme, but the stories Tina tells are worth the read. She tells them in a bold honest way (and would expect anything less of Tina Fey in the first place) and you may find yourself laughing when describes how she got her first period (well, only the girls may laugh for they will understand her confusion in the tale). I will warn you, this book is difficult to put down, and when read in a public place may result in laughter out loud so be prepared for others to stare at you. I assure you, they are jealous because you are reading a book with such comedic power and they are not.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316056878
Author:
Fey, Tina
Publisher:
Reagan Arthur Books
Author:
Marshall, Penny
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 352 pages Reagan Arthur Books - English 9780316056878 Reviews:
"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 , From her humble roots in the Bronx to Laverne and Shirley and her unlikely ascent in Hollywood, the beloved actor and director tells the story of her incredible life.
"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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