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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
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 194 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
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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Helpful Score: 2
It was actually a pretty good book. There were definitely some laugh out loud parts, but I didn't think it was all out hilarious. It was her witty, dry humor that made the book interesting.
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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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