Bossypants

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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316175876
0316175870
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 277 p.) : ill
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks
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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, a... Read More »

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gribbles Sep 27, 2013

The audio book is great, too!


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RoyalSemaphore
Oct 28, 2017

Very easy read. Enjoyable at times. Junk food for the mind.

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emski
Oct 24, 2017

The book was all over the place, was pointless and at times sophomoric. I kept thinking, really she was a top writer at SNL...? I love her in many of her films, but as a writer, not so. She name drops, even though she says she won't mention any names, and trash talks about some celebrities. I guess, Tina Fey is milking her fame for what it's worth, but this book is not a great, nor good read. Disappointing indeed!

AL_HOLLYR Aug 29, 2017

Hilarious and candid stories from the SNL and 30 Rock star. A great read for fans of Fey's work or any aspiring TV or comedy writers.

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JessicaTB
Aug 11, 2017

Fantastic and worth the time!

SCL_Toby Jul 27, 2017

I quite enjoyed this audiobook. Tina Fey is a very humorous reader and I caught myself a few times chuckling on the bus. She talks about her career development from working the front desk as a YMCA to doing Sarah Palin impressions on SNL. It's a fun listen with interesting and funny commentary on being a female comic.

LoganLib_Tahnee Jul 25, 2017

Its always good to know that even famous people still feel awkward in some situations. A really relatable book that makes readers feel more comfortable about their own awkward lives.

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steedy
Jul 15, 2017

Frankly, I found the book disappointing. Tina reminded me of the late Bob Hope, who was always "on", cracking jokes, and rarely serious. Sections of the book had some vulgarity, which I found beneath her. The chapter about her father was very moving, though. It's a pity that the rest of the book could not have been written in a similar vein.

parkslope53 Jan 28, 2017

review: Very good and funny book. Whether or not you've heard of Tina Fey if you enjoy comedy you'll enjoy the funny side comments she adds while talking about her life. Their is something for everyone in this book, if you are a teenager struggling to make friends or someone who is, their interested in show business she's got you covered. I recommend it for kids thirteen or older, in my opinion it would have a bigger impact on them.

AL_MARYA Jan 26, 2017

Classic Tina Fey - witty and self-deprecating. She provides a great reminder to all of us: don't take yourself too seriously. Go with the audiobook since she narrates it herself.

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angeliquelong
Dec 29, 2016

I so desperately wanted this book to be funny, but it just wasn't. I laughed a few times though.
It was entertaining, but it wasn't hilarious like I had hoped it would be.
It was incredibly random, it jumped from one thing to the next, but it wasn't hard to follow.
The book talks about what it is like to be a women in a mans world, but I feel like it just repeats what is preached everyday in our society and nothing was really said other than if you're not pretty you won't get ahead in the world. And I got really annoyed when she kept complaining about how she wasn't pretty enough, because, obliviously she is.
I liked reading about how she worked from a first generation American to what she is today though. That was pretty cool.
Overall, I knew nothing about Tina Fey, and now I may know a little too much about her. But I'm okay with that.
I was entertained, and that's the point, isn't it?

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AL_MARYA 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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