Tina Fey’s book Bossypants is her own story of how she grew up in Pennsylvania (with an over protective dad who will do anything to save a buck), to the early days of saturday Night Live (when women could not have a leading role), her honeymoon cruise because her husband does not like to fly (very Poseidon Adventure and includes a fire on the ship), to her Sarah Palin impression that she did not have time nor want to do, to deciding if one child is enough…
All in all Tina Fey is as funny sharing her own life triumphs and tragedies as she is on TV in her many roles.
I knew when I seen this book was coming out I had to read it. When I seen the audio was going to be narrated by Tina herself, I decided scratch the book, I now wanted to hear Tina tell her story. I am so glad I did.
Call it a guilty pleasure but I do really like good funny quick-witted humor. I love my “funny” to have intelligence with it and Tina Fey delivers all that in an audio that I will cherish as good laugh at yourself moments because what else are you going to do – and that is kind of the way I like to live my life too. 😛
I have enjoyed Tina Fey not so much on Saturday Night Live (mainly because I never really watched Saturday Night Live), but more for her movie roles. I enjoyed her in both Date Night and Baby Mama. Not only is Tina funny but she is also an advocate for women’s rights and strongly supports a program Autism Speaks.
So…. here is the visual of my listening to this audio book. I had it downloaded on my IPOD. I am mowing our 5 acres of yard on the riding mower… where once I would listen to music and frighten the neighbors with my singing… now instead I listen to audio. For me that is three hours of non interrupted “book” time. This particular audio however had me at times laughing out loud to the point I am sure the neighbors were ready to call the “crazies hot line”.
Yes, at times she can be a bit raunchy – and thankfully that is few and far between on this audio. Over all it was a pleasurable audio that I would recommend over the book just for the reason that it is Tina Fey herself narrating and she has that matter of fact tone that just makes me smile.
I have updated the WHERE Are You Reading Map to include Bossypants
I picked up this audio from audible.com