Audiobook Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey

9418327Title: Bossypants by Tina Fey
Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Length: 5 hours and 35 minutes
Format: Audiobook via Audible
Publication Date: Aprill 5, 2011
Rating – 3.5 stars

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!)

I listened to Bossypants by Tina Fey via Audible as well. I had been wanting to read this book for a really long time, especially after I listened to Amy Poehler’s audiobook of her memoir. There is just something that I love about listening to memoirs when the author’s narrate them, it just makes them hit home that much more. I guess it’s more personal that way and the author’s unique voices really shine through.

I love Tina Fey. I love her wittiness, her sauciness and just how kick ass she is as a comedian in a historically male dominated business. It’s wonderful to see women like her now dominating comedy so I really wanted to get to know her better in listening to this.

I enjoyed a lot about this book but I especially loved hearing about her stories from SNL and 30 Rock, shows that I love. It was also interesting to just hear about her experiences as a female comedian, how she got to where she is today and tidbits of her history and family life. I loved the subtle feminism in this book and even the funny self deprecating remarks she makes which she manages to pull off. Sometimes I enjoy that, sometimes I don’t. You can tell she’s just poking fun at herself, which is something I do often. We have to be able to laugh at ourselves somewhat right? She did make me chuckle a few times. Even though I was hoping for just a little bit more, I enjoyed listening to this. Four stars. I am hoping for a follow up memoir to this one.

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