Publisher: Hachette Audio, 2011
Narrator: Tina Fey
My Rating: A
Summary from the publisher:
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.
I particularly enjoyed the picture of Tina in high school, her experience with Second City in Chicago, and her viewpoints on motherhood. It was all laugh-out-loud hilarious. There does not seem to be a lot of ego in Tina Fey. She seems grateful to be doing all that she is.
I should warn you that her language is X-rated. I normally don’t like the liberal use of the f-word, but in Bossypants it just seemed to be part of the flow.
Listening to this book was the perfect way to read it. Tina was the narrator and it felt as if she was right here in the room. She knows how to deliver the lines with perfect timing. She even adjusted the book to speak to the audiobook audience.
I’m sure whoever made the cover for the book thought it was funny to show Tina with those large arms. I didn’t get the joke. I found an old picture of Tina Fey with her normal arms. She looks much better this way. Don’t you agree? (Photo credit: Chicagonow.com)
I borrowed this audiobook from my public library. Check your local library or your local bookstore. Bossypants is also available at Amazon. (I am an Amazon Associate.)