BossypantsTina Fey


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Bossypants by Tina Fey Book Summary

Spirited and whip-smart, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and SNL" (Sunday Telegraph).

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 always 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!

Bossypants (Tina Fey) Book Reviews

LOVELOVE Tina Fey even more now!.Score: 5/5

Buy it!Buy it!.Score: 5/5

FunnyAbsolutely love this book. Never read something so funny/insightful before..Score: 5/5

Funny!I thought this book was quite witty and funny, just like I imagined Tina to be. It wasn't a huge page turner, but definitely a good beach or summer read..Score: 3/5

I never wanted this book to end.I liked Tina Fey before reading this book, but now I LOVE Tina Fey. Her anecdotes and humor gave my insight into how she became the woman she is (she's successful, but definitely had to pay a price for that success with her personal life), how she views the world, and why we need her to keep doing what she does. She's fighting the good fight for women everywhere in the entertainment world. I thank her for that. She inspired me just as much as she made me laugh. I hope she writes more!.Score: 5/5

Pee-your-pants, stomache-achingly hilarious.Can Tina Fey be my friend? The best book I've read in a very long time..Score: 5/5

Laugh out loud funny !Tina Fey mixes humor in with stories about growing up & her profession..Score: 4/5

Bossypants- Refreshingly trueIn the tradition of the style of the insightful Rachel Maddow, Tina Fey writes directly about current and timely topics in a style that shows clarity, humility, and wit. Her book, while presenting an interesting history of her career path, reads like an informal, conversational commentary on life in front and behind the scenes. In discussing her Sarah Palin role, she graciously defers to her fellow actors, writers, and make up/hair cast and crew, in describing how this experience fit in with her personal growth and reflected the mood of national politics at the time. Ms. Fey seemingly effortlessly entertains with her ability to turn even a long trip to visit the in-law's for the holidays, into a cheery commentary on how to turn a routine situation into a fun comedy bit. It's no wonder that she calls her work her dream job; it's a perfect fit -lucky for us! We could all learn to use humor to get through the day! Louise D. Herman.Score: 5/5

Thank God for virtual paper!Laughed my butt off. Tina Fey is absolutely hilarious. My only gripes come with sort of stupid little annoyances...20 pages of * footnotes? Was this just for the digital version? Then another 6 or 7 pages of reviews... Like I said, just nit-picky stuff... still funny as heck and worth the purchase..Score: 5/5

Yes!Still one of my favorites. Real. Funny. Entertaining!.Score: 5/5

Great ReadThis lady is so sharp! The book was a light, easy read. The humor is off the charts. She's extremely smart and a great writer. I really enjoyed this book..Score: 5/5

Get this book!This book is so funny! I love Tina Fey and I definitely recommend this book! It was the second book I read during my first summer off from medical school and I finished it in like two days! Great read!.Score: 5/5

Just okNot as funny as I thought it would be but still a pretty good read..Score: 3/5

BossypantsLaughed out loud reading Bossypants..Score: 5/5

WonderfulI absolutely loved this book and inhaled it in about 2.5 days. Smart, funny, witty, everything you'd expect from TFey and more. Not just a dumb funny read, some great stories/life lessons too..Score: 5/5

Loved!I'm ready for a second book!.Score: 5/5

Comedic GeniusTina Fey is honest, down to earth and just down right a comedic genius! She shows us that women can strive to become whatever we set our minds to. She gives us a look into her life and makes the reader feel as if she was having a conversation with you. Whether you love her for her work on 30 Rock, SNL, her films or you just picked up the book because your friend recommended it to you, it's safe to say that you will not, I repeat will not, put this book down until you're finished with it!.Score: 5/5

HmmWho doesn't like Chinese food?!!.Score: 5/5

Bossy PantsEasy read, just reminds one how smart and funny WOMEN can be! I know Tina and I would be fast friends. I hope to meet her one day and commiserate our daily lives. Humor is the best medicine, not to mention less expensive than drugs and it doesn't leave you with a hangover or pregnant, ha!.Score: 3/5

I want to be Tina Fey when I grow upLove her, love her book..Score: 5/5

FunnyI checked this out at the library,and I thought it was good.Score: 5/5

Bossypants Tina FeyHilariously witty, funny, appallingly truthful and Tiny Fey’s brain goes a mile a minute 😂 Loved this book !!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Funny!!Tina Fey is wonderfully relatable to women everywhere..Score: 5/5

Bossy pantsThis is one of the funniest, heartwarming and insightful books I've read! I have always loved Tina Fey but I have a new found respect for her as a person. She has nothing to worry about should she not get that next coveted TV show or movie contract because her true ability is in her writing and the amazing gift of being able to convey humor, empathy, love and a critical eye to her fellow man! Please write another book Tina. db.Score: 5/5

Bossypants by Tina FeyFull of funny, laugh inducing moments for the everyday person..Score: 5/5

Read it.Hilarious and an easy, fun read..Score: 4/5

Who needs audioWho needs and audio book when Tina wrote each line in such TINA fashion, one can almost hear her trademark voice bouncing around between ones ears. Hilarious & worth the read!.Score: 4/5

I don’tWewwwww wewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww is the time of day y’all going to be happy birthday beautiful day and I.Score: 3/5

I'm bossing you around to read this book!Usually people who write about themselves are very secure and feel like the world should be thankful that we paid their price. I heard so many celebs saying that the book was a must read, cannot be missed yada yada yada. Anyway - please whatever you do LISTEN to the hype. You really will be belly laughing and that's no joke..Score: 5/5

Absolutely HilariousThis is truly one of the funniest books I have ever read... So funny, in fact, that I wrote down and started using some of Tina Fey's hilarious verbiage. This is a must-read whether you're a girl or guy..Score: 5/5

Worst book I've ever purchasedBossypants is a waste of time and money. The book has no structure and it's not at all funny. Actually it's offensive. I don't really understand how the book is supposed to go, she tells a life story and then starts up with her offensive jokes. I don't write reviews typically, so if I'm taking time out of my day to save you from this book then you know it's bad..Score: 1/5

Bossypants"Hey, that's Don Fey?" Classic! Thanks for so many laughs! I really enjoy your work, anxiety, and sense of humor! It's like looking in a mirror, only the face shape is different, the job is different, and I don't have kids!.Score: 5/5

Everyone could benefit from reading this!Tina Fey is hilarious from cover to cover, and is someone that I honestly felt I could relate to. She was able to mix the perfect cocktail for humor but serious lessons from her successful life. I suggest especially young women (and women born specifically in the late 70s/early 80s) to give it a try. I didn't know what I expected but I absolutely loved what I found..Score: 5/5

Fast Food WritingThe book wasn't as good as I had anticipated it to be. It seems as though it was written too quickly and didn't give Fey a chance to let her comedic talents shine as well as they could have with more time. To a certain extent, it's understandable, knowing that with popularity and profit, time is always of the essence. There are many good moments and angles that could have been developed more, such as the (slow) evolution of expectations and stereotypes for women in comedy, the struggle to find balance between home & professional life, and the consequences for female impersonators of political figures. It was a brave & ernest move to discuss every woman's dilemma regarding children; I personally appreciated her candidness. It was a nice, quick read, but perhaps my expectations for more insight and wit were too high considering the price I paid for the book..Score: 3/5

AwesomitoOne of the funniest books I've ever read. I read it in between college classes and had to stop as I bursted out laughing too many times in public areas..Score: 5/5

Simply the bestI'm a guy and I love this book! The main reason I bought its because I'm such a big fan of Tina fey, I could watch 30 rock over and over again and never get tired of it, she's my inspiration and I've had a crush on her for soo long and I'm only 20 lol, anyways Tina thank u for writing this book it's funny and it feels like ur talking right in front of me, u are the best, and I hope u make another show. Ps this is one of the few books I actually finished in lifetime !!!! Maybe well get married ;) Jk Jeff's a lucky guy.Score: 5/5

Get real. Real Funny.It's exactly what I thought if would be. In a good way. I liked her before the book and now I like her even more!.Score: 5/5

Tina Fey FanIf you are a TF fan, this is a must-read. It's light hearted and naturally funny with some Tina Fey honesty. It really gives you a peek in to her life. She wrote the book as if she were sitting in a coffee shop chatting with her friends..Score: 4/5

Yay Tina FayI must admit , my generation did not grow up watching Saturday Night Live ( or Saturday Night Alive as my grandmother called it). However, I found this book insightful on the ins and outs of the most famous sketch comedy show ever. Oh, and I liked Tina's story as well! It was entertaining, hilarious, and moving (ok maybe not the last part. But the dang thing was good! I hope she decides to write a second book soon titled, "Tina Tina, Bang Bang" and shares all of her sexcapAdes .. Someone just told me that's what this book was about... Oh.. My bad. Tina I love you, and have since become a huge fan of 30 Rock! -Kat Venditti Staten island , NY.Score: 5/5

Must read hilarity!This is honestly the funniest book I have ever read. I was laughing so hard that people were staring at me! Tina Fey does an amazing job of turning an autobiography into something much more than running her credits. She is a brilliant writer and this book will have you wetting your pants!.Score: 5/5

Funny, for chicks.Well written but was at times alienating to be a guy reading this..Score: 3/5

ReviewExcellent and hilarious..Score: 5/5

Bossypants a mind blowerTina Fey does not disappoint in her book, Bossypants. She is an incredible story teller, witty and laugh out loud hilarious throughout the entire book. You just love her because she makes you with her painful life moments and flat out honesty about what obstacles life can throw at you. Amazing read..Score: 5/5

BossyPantsLove Love Love this book and Tina, too! Recommending it to all the ladies I know. Probably will read it again, myself..Score: 5/5

A good readIt's a good read with good humor. The book is all over the place though, I wish it was more in order of some type. She certainly gave me a few chuckles which is hard to do through a book but at times her humor was a little...dry. Overall, I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it as a good, easy read..Score: 4/5

The bestTine Fey is my Carrie Bradshaw. This book is everything you think it is and more. I want more books. "Get those dikes in the car and let's go".Score: 5/5

Super Funny!The only bad thing about this book is that I was obnoxious to be around while reading it! Constantly laughing out loud! Great book!.Score: 5/5

LOLA book that will make you Laugh Out Loud when you read it, and re-read it. Very funny and appreciative life lessons given first-hand by Tina Fey. I have never read a book about a person with so much enthusiasm for their work (exception: Steve Jobs, but he was a little scary at times!) and life. I would recommend this book to anyone..Score: 5/5

HilariousI really enjoyed the book and am a huge fan of Tina, but I was just "shocked" by some of the strong profanity. maybe it's because I've never heard her swear like that on TV. Still, I love her and her book!.Score: 4/5

Great BookHilarious!! I laughed all the way through this book, but I especially loved her beauty secrets..Score: 5/5

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Pleasant readPleasant read, especially chapters on the whole Palin affair - nice to have Tina's inside input on the whole thing..Score: 4/5

Like jazz in the parkThe tastiest morsel of smooth funniness! Like watching a rabbit eat a carrot, and then wanting to eat a carrot too! Well done Tina Fey!.Score: 4/5

BossypantsThis book was pee in your pants funny! I was laughing so hard at one point in the book, that I had to call my friend to share what I had read and she didn't understand a word I said because I couldn't stop laughing long enough to speak coherently..Score: 5/5

Awesome!Very funny!!!! Thoroughly entertaining!.Score: 4/5

FunnyThe funniest book I've read lately, highly recommend this one!!! Worth every penny!.Score: 5/5

Amazing book!You will laugh hysterically!.Score: 5/5

Outrageously funnyI recommend this book to anyway one, especially if you are a Tina Fey fan! I was reading this in an arena and caught myself being looked at due to laughing out loud! Loved this book..Score: 5/5

Tina Fey is not a biggot!Wonderfully written! So witty, it's incredible how her comedic timing even translates to a novel. Exceeded my expectations, and they were pretty high to begin with!.Score: 5/5

It started to grate on meTina Fey is talented and a better than average writer but since she has only Sarah Palin linked fame and a history of improv there is not a lot of substance to her biography. Writing comedy is tough and this book starts well but peters out..Score: 1/5

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