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ISBN13: 9780316056878
ISBN10: 0316056871
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Lehrerin, August 1, 2014 (view all comments by Lehrerin)
Okay, so I was a Suzie-come-lately to Bossypants, but when the book and I met up, there was so much hilarity and fun. Tina Fey’s life account from childhood to present day is a hoot and then some. Her talent for comedy writing spills over into her life story and makes for riotous reading. My personal favorite is the chapter recalling her experience when she worked at the Evanston, Illinois YMCA. The story about Tim and Joe Daffy-Ducked had me rolling in uncontrollable hysterics for ten minutes: “Heeth off his medth.” I also like how Fey recounts her life of motherhood with great self-deprecation, but the kind of insight and honesty that resonates universally. From “Teat Nazis” to her list of activities for “Me Time,” you cannot get through this book without feeling a bit lighter from the humor.
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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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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
Subject:
Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 304 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 ,
At the age of twenty-six, Penny Marshall was a divorced mother of one living in the Bronx. One year later she starred in a Head & Shoulders commercial (she was the one with the dandruff) with Farah Fawcett. So began the unlikely career of one of Hollywoods most accomplished directors.

My Mother Was Nuts tells the story of Marshalls incredible life, from her starring role on the classic sitcom Laverne and Shirley to her trailblazing moment as the first woman to direct a movie grossing more than $100 million at the box office.

The book is a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life, exploring her friendships with John Belushi, Lorne Michaels, Art Garfunkel, and Carrie Fisher, her marriage and eventual divorce from Rob Reiner, and her experiences working with Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Geena Davis, Denzel Washington, and Drew Barrymore.

This is a book about Hollywood, womanhood, and the power of Spanx.

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