Liked It3 of 3 members found this review helpful
“3.5 stars really...Tina Fey is very funny, and I enjoyed reading this book. But in spite of the efforts of Fey to address women-in-the-workplace equity (or lack thereof) issues, I still felt like I wasn't reading an "important" book. It was fun and light and contains some great one-liners (and...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Fey has a few funny moments, but this didn't live up to the hype for me.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Tina Fey's raw honesty is refreshing and hilarious. I loved reading about life behind the scenes of Saturday Nigh Live and 30 Rock. It was insightful and really intriguing to read about her struggles as a career woman and a mother. ”Mrs. Clavette wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i enjoyed this book. but it seems to me there is a ghost writer. you sometimes lose her humor. much better to watch her on tv.”jodie wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hilarious”Naomi Wood wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Audiobook read by the author.
From the book jacket: 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.
We know her as an incredibly talented comedian, actress, and producer of the Emmy-winning 30 Rock. Well, Tina Fey is also a pretty good writer. In this memoir she recounts her childhood in Pennsylvania, her start in comedy as a member of The Second City, an improvisation group in Chicago, her years at Saturday Night Live and her rise to creating and producing her hit TV show.
She is funny and self-deprecating, and also an intelligent and keen observer of the situations and people she’s encountered. In recounting her rise to the top she is charming and delightfully funny. Along the way she also deals with some serious subjects –being a working mother, sexism, racism, the evils (and joys) of Photoshop and airbrushing.
I’m very glad that Fey is narrating the audiobook herself. I can’t imagine anyone else being able to do justice to this very personal story. Plus, she was able to get rights to replay the famous SNL skit where she played Sarah Palin to Amy Poehler’s Hilary Clinton. Reading the text of this skit just can’t compare with hearing these two talented performers do it. If you do listen, be sure to have the text version handy so you can see the pictures (yes, even the airbrushed ones).
“This book took had moments of laughter and connections to those of plodding. I finished it since it was a book club selection and I needed to see it through. If I was familiar with her work on Saturday Nigh Live and 30 Rock I would have enjoyed it more. Although I did feel like I had my bossypants on for several days while I was reading it. ”Robin M wrote this review Tuesday, November 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Entertaining. Wish I had listened to her recorded version.”Patrick O'Connor wrote this review Monday, November 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"Yes I'm famous so I must write a book as well, they will read any crap I write, because I'm famous".”Haukur T wrote this review Tuesday, November 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book had me laughing out loud.”Jenny wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really funny! I loved it.”MollyLBlue wrote this review Wednesday, October 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No