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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!

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Tina Fey lives in Denver with her ferret, Jacoby.

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Julie Ransom
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Big letdown
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
What a letdown, this is the least profound and insightful nonfiction book I think I''ve ever read. It''s not a memoir, not an autobiography as it is a collection of essays that reveal absolutely nothing about its author, Tina Fey. It was as TIna Fey wrote it as an SNL... See more
What a letdown, this is the least profound and insightful nonfiction book I think I''ve ever read. It''s not a memoir, not an autobiography as it is a collection of essays that reveal absolutely nothing about its author, Tina Fey. It was as TIna Fey wrote it as an SNL character. The writing is so self aware, cringe-worthy in its self-deprecation. The only section that garnered any genuine emotion is when she (very briefly) talked about the incident that caused the scar on her face. The stories completely lack any depth, reveal nothing about what makes Tina Fey tick. The stories she chooses to share--her stint working the front desk of a decrepit YMCA, literally following a college crush up a mountain--aren''t interesting. I think this is what happened:
Fey''s Agent/Manager: You know, there''s so much interest in you, what makes you tick. You should write a book about yourself.
Fey: No! No one''s interested in me. I wouldn''t know what to write. My private life is private--I don''t want to share stories about me and my family to the world.
Fey''s Agent/Manager: I think the publisher would be willing to pay an advance in the high six figures.
Fey: Well, let me think about it.
So this is what we got, a group of stories that have nothing to do with each other, told by the character "Tina Fey" (versus the real person), that are about as deep as a mud puddle. Big disappointment.
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readingisbreathing
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Let Tina Read This Book To You
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2016
Like an episode of SNL, Tina Fey''s book reads like a quick succession of sketch comedies, some funnier than others. But I laughed out loud quite a bit. It got to be so bad, that I was forced to stop listening to the audio version (read by Fey herself) during work hours as... See more
Like an episode of SNL, Tina Fey''s book reads like a quick succession of sketch comedies, some funnier than others. But I laughed out loud quite a bit. It got to be so bad, that I was forced to stop listening to the audio version (read by Fey herself) during work hours as my loud giggles, snickers, and snorts were unprofessional, to say the least.

For me, the most enjoyable parts centered around the backstage shenanigans and politics of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Hearing Tina recount her first day as a writer on SNL, when she draws the short straw and has to be the one to tell host Sylvester Stallone that he needs to "enunciate" more, was pure comedy gold, and I was at once laughing at her, as well as laughing with her.

There''s nothing too deep here. Even the story of how she received the trademark scar on her cheek is glossed over with (funny) jokes and snide remarks. But did we really expect anything else from the most recognizable anchor of the Weekend Update?

If you can get the audio version, do. It''s worth it to hear Fey''s self-deprecating voice narrate her own words.
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Nightowl.Bookworm
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Not as funny as I expected
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2018
Tina Fey''s book was fine. That''s it. I had high expectations after hearing how it was laugh out loud funny, but even if I went in with no expectations I don''t think this would have gotten more than 3 stars from me. I didn''t laugh out loud once and only occasionally cracked... See more
Tina Fey''s book was fine. That''s it. I had high expectations after hearing how it was laugh out loud funny, but even if I went in with no expectations I don''t think this would have gotten more than 3 stars from me. I didn''t laugh out loud once and only occasionally cracked a smile The book is a collection of essays/stories that lacked focus as a whole and didn''t have much to offer individually. I wasn''t expecting anything profound, but they had nothing to say and the sarcastic humor often just felt too mean to be funny. I''m a fan of Tina Fey and find her hilarious in general, but the humor didn''t come through her book for me. Some stories were enjoyable but I was left disappointed as a whole. I still gave it 3 stars because I think it could be a great read for the right reader, but for me it was just okay.
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Mark Alan Effinger
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Tina Fey is Funny as &%$# - And Has a Life Story Worth a Listen
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2018
I so loved this book. I especially loved it in her wise-cracking voice. Last year, I invested my time in listening to Tina, Amy Poehler , Steve Martin and plenty of other comedy luminaries. Tina was an... See more
I so loved this book.
I especially loved it in her wise-cracking voice.

Last year, I invested my time in listening to Tina, Amy Poehler , Steve Martin and plenty of other comedy luminaries.

Tina was an exceptional start of the year.
Listen carefully (and yes, I totally appreciated hearing to the verse in her voice).
She maintains her comedic chops even between the lines of the book.

To totally engage every word of her exceptional spoken word commentary, I used the wonderful as a way to increase my smile as Tina''s lovely voice whispered every word.

One thing: Make sure to either wear earphones/headphones. Or set your car stereo to "voice" rather than "Led Zeppelin".
There are extremely funnily timed passages she throws out at the end of lines that, if missed, you miss a LOT of the fun.

Highly recommended for road trips.
Tina Few makes even the mundane entertaining.
Great observational, sometimes cynical. Always self deprecating.

Totally entertaining.
Very authentic.
An excellent peek inside a brilliant comic artist.
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Evan1985
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Rich, Famous, Married... Still Crying About Boys
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2019
Was a pretty good read and I was about 20 pages from finishing and I just got tired of Tina Fey crying about boys. This book made me.kond of dislike Tina Fey. Sorry it took guys telling you, you would look prettier wearing makeup, maybe figure it out instead. It was a good... See more
Was a pretty good read and I was about 20 pages from finishing and I just got tired of Tina Fey crying about boys. This book made me.kond of dislike Tina Fey. Sorry it took guys telling you, you would look prettier wearing makeup, maybe figure it out instead. It was a good read. Cool to read of her experiences with SNL and fame as well as cool to read about the life Tina lived that lead her to that. She seems like a smart, hard working person who''s, successful, married with kids and famous and very rich....and still crying about boys. Good content, just be ready for a complaint about men every 1/7 pages.
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Yolanda S. Bean
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
So Fun!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2019
I loved this! I had pre-ordered it a while ago, and was so excited when it arrived just a few days before my birthday (and a day early!). The laughs start with the cover and the description and the hilarious Advanced Praise. I heard that it got some mixed reviews, but I... See more
I loved this! I had pre-ordered it a while ago, and was so excited when it arrived just a few days before my birthday (and a day early!). The laughs start with the cover and the description and the hilarious Advanced Praise. I heard that it got some mixed reviews, but I genuinely enjoyed it. I had a great time reading it! I laughed really hard several times and when I shared passages with my husband and his cousin who was visiting, they both enjoyed it, too! I was greatly entertained!

I was a little disappointed in the book''s brevity, but I suppose that makes sense considering the writing format Fey is most familiar with! It''s closer to a collection of comedic essays than a true biography... I guess it reminds me a bit of David Sedaris'' style of memoir. I like Fey''s writing style and would love to see even more from her in this format!
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WJB
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A pleasant little book
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2017
I love Tina Fey, she is the greatest. I expected this book to be the greatest. It reads like you are sitting with her in a bar and she is telling you little stories from her life. As stories in a bar tend to go, some are far wittier and more interesting than others. It... See more
I love Tina Fey, she is the greatest. I expected this book to be the greatest. It reads like you are sitting with her in a bar and she is telling you little stories from her life. As stories in a bar tend to go, some are far wittier and more interesting than others. It is a pleasant little book that is about as deep as most SNL skits. If you can buy it at a discount, as I did, then it''s a quick read and will bring a few laughs, and enough smiles to justify a couple of hours of reading.
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Patrick Cleary
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Light and ... Light
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018
I’m a big fan of Tina Fey, and her work on SNL and 30 Rock. It’s been a few years since this book came out and I finally decided to give it a read. I suppose I was expecting something a little more substantial than this surface-level romp through the major events in her... See more
I’m a big fan of Tina Fey, and her work on SNL and 30 Rock. It’s been a few years since this book came out and I finally decided to give it a read. I suppose I was expecting something a little more substantial than this surface-level romp through the major events in her life. I liked the read, but it felt like a highlights reel of stories she’s told at parties. Would love something more in-depth about the entertainment business from her perspective at some point. For now, I can recommend this if you want a quick read that isn’t too demanding.
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Janie U
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Wanted to learn more about the author but was disappointed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2021
There is no doubt that Tina Fey is a very funny comedian so when I saw this book I bought it hoping that she is also a funny writer of autobiographies. It''s 275 pages and nearly 30 chapters so clear that this short book has been presented in a way that is easy to read which...See more
There is no doubt that Tina Fey is a very funny comedian so when I saw this book I bought it hoping that she is also a funny writer of autobiographies. It''s 275 pages and nearly 30 chapters so clear that this short book has been presented in a way that is easy to read which it is. Tina Fey raises some dark issues in the narrative then uses the format of the short chapters to deal with them in a light and humorous way without ever really exploring anything in depth. This makes the book entertaining on a superficial way but no much more than that. It seemed that the book was written to entertain rather than to inform. The lists, photo, script extracts, etc were good but such a short book didn''t really need them - I wanted more narrative. I was mildly entertained by reading this but got to the end without feeling as though I knew anything more about Tina Fey
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Georgiana89
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amusing read with some surprisingly profound bits mixed in
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2015
Probably rather unusually for a reader of this book, I''e had very little exposure to Tina Fey beyond the ubiquitous Sarah Palin sketches that did the rounds a few years ago. I picked it up because I''d seen a few quotations from it that I found both clever and amusing - if...See more
Probably rather unusually for a reader of this book, I''e had very little exposure to Tina Fey beyond the ubiquitous Sarah Palin sketches that did the rounds a few years ago. I picked it up because I''d seen a few quotations from it that I found both clever and amusing - if you''re debating whether this is for you, I''d suggest you take a look at some of them on Goodreads and see if they work for you. "“Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. In what other profession would you brag about not knowing stuff? “I’m not one of those fancy Harvard heart surgeons. I’m just an unlicensed plumber with a dream and I’d like to cut your chest open.”" or “So, my unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you.” The book is a mixture of autobiography and musings on life, particularly around comedy/acting and being a woman. It''s all delivered with a healthy dose of humour, but parts of it end up being quite moving and profound too. I wouldn''t say it either had me rolling around on the floor shaking with laughter or re-examining my life, but it''s good fun and worth a read whether you''re an existing fan or not.
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Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The creator of cheesy blasters has created a wonderful book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 15, 2015
Ok, so Tina Fey rocks, let''s just get that out there right now, she is one of my total idols, in fact me and Liz Lemon could be socially awkward twins. I first read this a couple of years back, I had seen Tina in Mean Girls and had started binge watching 30 Rock. I love it,...See more
Ok, so Tina Fey rocks, let''s just get that out there right now, she is one of my total idols, in fact me and Liz Lemon could be socially awkward twins. I first read this a couple of years back, I had seen Tina in Mean Girls and had started binge watching 30 Rock. I love it, it is smart and funny and nerdy all at the same time. All of the cast of 30 Rock are great but Liz Lemon, she has all the best lines! Who can forget Meat Cat and Cheesy Blasters? Anyway I saw this book and wanted to learn more about the enigma that is Tina Fey, she is genuinely funny and I hoped that any book of hers would be the same. Thankfully it is, it is hilarious, sweet and honest. Charting Tina''s life from awkward teen to screen queen via motherhood, it is a great read. Full of snort-worthy passages - my favourite would have to be the Mother''s prayer - choose to read this alone if you are a sprayer when you laugh!
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LJBentley
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Quite funny
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 4, 2016
Memoirs are not really my thing. I dip in and out of them sporadically rather than being an avid reader. However, every once in a while I find an autobiography that really impresses me; Tin Fey’s Bossypants really impressed me. With her inimitable sass, Fey walks you...See more
Memoirs are not really my thing. I dip in and out of them sporadically rather than being an avid reader. However, every once in a while I find an autobiography that really impresses me; Tin Fey’s Bossypants really impressed me. With her inimitable sass, Fey walks you through key moments in her life flashing you a sardonic smile along the way. What is really great is that Fey peels back the layers of “celebrity” and lets you see the person behind it. She doesn’t do this with sad stories, tragic past and constant failures but by showing just how damn hard she worked to get to the level of success she is privy to. It would be cheesy to say that her story is inspirational because to be honest we all want the lazy way to success – for it to just fall into our hands – but it is uplifting to see someone who seems so together saying that she is just human. It is probably due to this level-headedness that makes Fey so likeable. With her book Bossypants Fey adds another quiver to her bow of talent. Bossypants by Tina Fey is available now. Follow Tina Fey (@NotTinaFey) on Twitter.
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DAVID BURN
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Really (30) Rocks!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2017
A really interesting book by Tina Fey, giving details about her growing up and her experiences as she worked on various shows. I was interested to read background details of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, which are given in good detail and very much in an ''I was there''...See more
A really interesting book by Tina Fey, giving details about her growing up and her experiences as she worked on various shows. I was interested to read background details of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, which are given in good detail and very much in an ''I was there'' form, giving details I was really interested to find out (and some I felt could have been left out!). Written in an enthusiastic way, the book is a good read and gives interesting insights into the motivation behind the shows seen on TV.
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