Bossypants, by Tina Fey

BossypantsFinished audio 1-7-12, rating 4/5, humor, pub. 2011

Unabridged audio 5.5 hours. Read by Tina Fey.

What’s not to love about Tina Fey?  I loved her on Saturday Night Live Weekend Update, her parody of Sarah Palin and still laugh during every 30 Rock episode.  She is one smart cookie.  It was a no-brainer that I would read this book and when I heard so much praise for the audio I thought I’d give it a try.  The book is so well served by Fey’s own delivery that I’m not even interested in reading the actual book because I don’t think it could be as entertaining.

Tina’s childhood was much like many of ours, only seemingly funnier.  Her Clint Eastwood-like Dad sounded like a riot and I could totally relate to a dad with a strong personality.  As she moved into high school I kept thinking that she seemed just as awkward, but so much older than I ever felt.

My favorite part of the book was the second half when she talked about SNL and 30 Rock. I loved the behind the scenes look at how things worked there and liked seeing the emergence of women comedians during her time on the show.  SNL is not the same without them.  My favorite part was being able to listen to the first Sarah Palin skit she did with Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton.  I laughed through the whole thing.  I liked the balance of personal and professional.

My final assessment?  Tina Fey is smart and funny and so is her book.

I checked this audio out of the library.

28 thoughts on “Bossypants, by Tina Fey

  1. Wrighty says:

    I loved this book too and am glad to hear the audio version was so good. I don’t usually read a book twice but knowing that Tina reads it herself and that you enjoyed it so much I think I will get the audio version now!

  2. Amused says:

    I think it’s funny that we both loved different parts! My favorites were her childhood. It’s great to know that books appeal to people for such different reasons!

  3. ShootingStarsMag says:

    I’m really curious about the audio now. i have a print copy but haven’t read it yet. i love Tina Fey though. I miss the really funny girls. I’m not a huge fan of the ones on the show now…I find most of the guys way funnier.

    -Lauren

  4. Trish says:

    What?! This one is only 5.5 hours long? I bought a copy but haven’t had time to read it yet so I’ve thought about reading and listening at the same time (as my library has for download). We just watched the season premier of 30 Rock last night. Forgot how much I loved the show (and Tina Fey). Hmm–might start it after my current audio!

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