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Bossypants
Bossypants
Author: Tina Fey
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. ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316056878
ISBN-10: 0316056871
Publication Date: 1/17/2012
Pages: 304
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 193 ratings
Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 11
This book is absolutely hilarious. I laughed out loud at some parts, read others to my husband and found myself smiling and laughing in my car while reading it in the parking lot of my daughter's school. I cannot say enough about this one, Tina Fey is an all star. She is not only celebrity but regular human being too. As a woman if you have not dealt with some of the issues in this book you have not lived! Great 5 stars all the way!
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Helpful Score: 8
A fun memoir by Tina Fey about how she got her start in improv and comedy, her family, her work at SNL and 30 Rock, and balancing work and family obligations. She includes a segment about playing Sarah Palin. Significant parts of this were laugh-out-loud funny, so consider yourself warned.
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Helpful Score: 4
Tina Fey is my kind of woman, she embodies the right combination of sarcastic wit and flawed charm. It's an insanely fast read and it literally made me laugh out loud in spots
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Helpful Score: 3
Tina Fey is funny; let's just get that out of the way. This woman cracks me up. We may not agree on politics, but I respect her and admire her and I think she has a keen sense of the human intricacies that thread women together. This book is unabashedly feminist but not a Steinem-type feminism; her germane observations are moderate, respectful, and insightful. She doesn't use this book to bash anyone or push her own beliefs. She simply narrates parts of her life and describes how she got to where she is, what she's grateful for, and how lucky she feels to be in the life she's in.

I enjoyed this book through and through and thought Fey's rules of improv were some of the best pieces of life advice I've ever read. They show a true appreciation of, and respect for, others. She cares about her staff and those around her - not just at home but at large.

How is it that Tina Fey can get so deeply into my head and know what I'm thinking? She's the kind of woman you want to be friends with and one with whom you feel comfortable talking about anything. *sigh* I wish I was her.
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Helpful Score: 3
Reading this book at the conclusion of the "30 Rock" series was bittersweet. Fey is funny, but she also makes some serious comments (in a funny way) on the ways women still face challenges in show business and in politics.
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There are parts of the book that are laugh out loud enjoyable. Yet it is combined with some serious commentary about breaking through in a man's occupation. I also gained insight into the grueling schedule and commitment to be successful as a comedian. Good read.
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It was better than I was expecting, and with a fair bit of humor to it, but it is still, on the whole, rather shallow. There are some good feminism aspects, as she details working as a woman in show business at a time it was virtually all men at the highest levels. It's a good choice for those into pop culture, feminism, or modern celebrity memoirs, but not so great if you're looking for a deeper read. Still, I liked it well enough to keep reading.
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Quite witty & fun!

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