Bossypants by Tina Fey (audio is the way to go with this one!)

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.

Tina Fey and Amy Polter - Improv is their gifting!
Tina Fey and Amy Polter - Improv is their gifting!

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. 

Amazon Rating

Good Reads Review

I have updated the WHERE Are You Reading Map to include Bossypants

I picked up this audio from audible.com

37 thoughts on “Bossypants by Tina Fey (audio is the way to go with this one!)

  1. I wish I had listened to it instead of reading it! The book was pretty good, but I think it would have been fabulous to have Tina read it. She includes some pictures in the book, though, and the original script that she and Amy Poehler used for the Palin/Clinton sketch. Obviously the audio can’t include that, so I guess there are pluses and minuses for each.

  2. I need to see Date Night! I have such a picture of you on the tractor mowing the lawn, laughing hysterically at your audiobook – the neighbors must think Sheila is bat-%&$* CRAZY!

    Totally agree – audio was the way to go on this one!

    1. They used to tell me that I could not carry a tune when I listened to music and sang along while mowing…LOL…. now they probably think I have gone off the deep end 😛

      Date Night cracked me up… I went to it twice.

  3. 5 acres!!! I thought I mowed a lot but I only mow a puny 3-4 acres. You must drive much faster than I do if you can finish it in 3 hours. I take longer than that for less acreage. I can see that audio books would make the chore less of a burden though. Maybe I’ll invest in an MP3 player after all.

  4. I have never been interested in audio books, probably for the same reason I don’t own an e-reader, I simply love the fell of a physical book in my hands. But knowing that Tina Fey is reading her own book this may be the one that converts me! Thanks for the review.

  5. This was such a fun listen!!! The audiobook just flew by and I really think audio is the way to go on this one. Her narration added so much to it.

  6. I bet this is so good in audio. I love Tina Fey. Glad I waited to buy it, I will definitely the audio version now, especially since she is narrating.

  7. I find Tina Fey to be hilarious. I adored her on SNL – I’m not a regular viewer but I have seen plenty of skits featuring her from my occasional late night channel flipping. I can’t wait to read this – or listen to it on audio. I bet it is a million times funnier being narrated by Tina herself.

  8. I have been dying to read this book since it came out and I saw an excerpt of her “prayer for my daughter” posted online somewhere. I decided to hold out and have the audio reserved at my library (I am #1 in the que) and am so excited to listen to it!

  9. Haven’t read this one yet, but know I’ll have to listen to Tina tell me her story herself!

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