July 5, 2011

Bossypants by Tina Fey (audiobook): Review

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Bossypants has been making the rounds of the book blogs the last few months* so what is there left to say? It's pee your pants funny. Tina Fey is hilarious. You know these things. I listened to it once and then listened to all my favorite parts again, like "That's Don Fey" ('cause those carpet cleaners really don't work), "Growing Up and Liking It" ('cause that's how I learned about "womanhood" too), and "Secrets of Mommy's Beauty" ('cause I too have the fabulous brown hair and thick black eyebrows all the girls are jealous of).

Bossypants has a little bit of everything: memories of childhood, funny bits about college and first work experiences, the Sarah Palin thing, motherhood and being the boss of a pile of people. Tina Fey has it all and yet she seems so down to earth. She hasn't gone all Oprah complaining about people whose bathroom linens don't match.

So, obviously, I really enjoyed Bossypants. I hope you will too (if you haven't already). Highly recommended.

About the audio: Tina Fey narrates her own book and no one could have done it better. It's almost like a comedy routine.

And yes, that cover creeps me out too.




*I would have read this earlier but it was a popular one at the library. I was on the waiting list for a couple of months.


  1. I was so curious to know if she narrates it herself- I don't really do audiobooks, but I imagine this would be a great one! I can practically hear her voice and am smiling just thinking about it.

  2. I am getting this one - so many good recs!

  3. I really liked this one too! I didn't know what a trailblazer Fey is until I read it.

  4. bookspersonally- I heard so many people say they were glad they listened to the audiobook because she narrates it.

    Care- Hope you like it!

    Kathy- She really was! I was surprised too.

  5. I really want to read this. I am just waiting my turn at the library!

  6. I heard this was a terrific audio book since she narrates it herself. Who would be a better narrator anyway. I can't wait to hear it, I think I prefer to listen to it rather than read it.

  7. I just started this today and had to stifle several chuckles (listening at the office). It is absolutely worth the listen.

  8. I agree wholeheartedly -- the audiobook is *marvelous.*


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