Narrator: Tina Fey
Length: 5 Hours 35 Minutes
on April 5th 2011
Genres: Humor, Form, Essays
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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 can remember my first time watching the series 30 Rock. As always when I try a series, it’s usually on Netflix. So, I marathon-ed the episodes for several days barricaded in my bedroom, and emerged with a bit of a girl crush on Tina Fey.
However, this is not a review of 30 Rock, but of Tina Fey’s audiobook, Bossypants. Let’s pretend you are not an audiobook person at all, but you want to be, because it would make your commute and your cleaning so much better. You don’t know where to begin because there are SO MANY AUDIOBOOKS out there. Well, I’m here to tell you, begin with Bossypants, especially if you are a Tina Fey fan. Why?
A) Bossypants is a short audiobook. It’s 5 hours and 35 minutes long, so not exactly a huge chunk of time to devote.
B) It’s read by Tina Fey. Nobody wants to listen to a boring, monotone person. Nobody. Fey puts her characteristic wit and humor into her narration, and let me tell you her comedic timing is spot on. Fair warning, you may find yourself laughing out loud while listening to this audiobook.
C) This audiobook of Bossypants by Tina Fey is hilarious. Look, smiling is good for you. Laughing is even better and considered a stress reliever. And straight up, the audio only enhances Bossypants.
D) Bossypants is a bit ADD. It’s comprised of a series of vignettes in Fey’s life. It tends to jump from topic to topic. Perfect if you are like me and can’t focus all that long. You go from feminism to cover shoots to being homely to period guides to breastfeeding. A lot of jumping around, but strangely it works for the story. I honestly felt as though Bossypants was a funny take on the random things that seemed to pop in Tina Fey’s head.
As a book, Bossypants is decent, as an audio, I think it is great and among my favorites.
This Hachette audio is definitely worth an audible credit for sure.
Disclosure: Obtained with my Audible credit.
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