“This was a book that kept you smiling at all times. For those who know Tina Fey and her comedic skills, this book definitely lived up to expectations. Her stories from working at SNL to her own shows and her family were hilarious and relatable. ”Ayseyb1 wrote this review Monday, September 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This one is a bit more of a "silly" book, but I love Tina Fey and learning about what goes on in her head. She's funny, sweet, sincere, and witty.”Kassie Coffman wrote this review Monday, September 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Listened to this on audiobook because I noticed it was read by Tina Fey, and oh my god this was about the funniest thing I've ever heard. If you've read this book but not heard the audio, I sincerely believe you are doing yourself a disservice. If you like Tina Fey at all, or if you are a working mom, or just a mom mom, or you were around in the 80's, or have foreign/awesome parents, or even if you aren't any of these things, you will love this audiobook. Tina delivers her classic humor with such perfect timing and inflection you will bust up laughing all throughout. Also enjoy a complementary pdf of photos she refers to in the book. ”bekahboo wrote this review Sunday, September 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“After not really liking "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson, I checked out the reviews for THAT book on Amazon and it seemed that every person who didn't like it made the comment that it was no "Bossypants" by Tina Fey. I love 30 Rock (don't care much for SNL in general and don't watch it) so I got it from the library, thinking it would be hysterical. What a yawn.
She's very self-deprecating, which works in small doses only for me. Too much of it and it becomes this passive-aggressive way of actually being an attention-whore. Look at me! "I'm just the worst!". I don't know how to drive! The livelihood of 200 people depends on me so I'll just use that to justify the fact that I can't admit that I really DON'T want to stay home and raise my kid no matter how much I'm going to hint that I really want to. Yet I'll implore women everywhere to be nicer to one another. Ugh.
The only thing that made me laugh was the comment about taking a cruise being akin to going on a long 2-month (camel ride, was it? I doesn't matter) only because there is all-you-can-eat shrimp. The rest of the book was a chore to read. The jokes she chose to reproduce in the book were NOT funny, although I did hear some of them in the shows and they were OK so maybe you need a lot more imagination when you read this book and picture it as a very long, very unfunny SNL skit or 30 Rock episode.
This felt like someone offered her a lot of money to write her autobiography but she didn't want to (a very valid excuse not to!) but took the money anyway and set out to write about the most mundane things in her life without even trying to be funny. Oh, and I really resented all the butt-kissing to celebrities in the book, especially Sarah Palin. It seems like she started to write what she really felt about her and then came to the moment when she begged women to be nicer to one another, realized that she was being hypocritical, and then backtracked and went way out of her way to make it seem like she really wasn't. That really bugged me and I don't even like the mouth-breather named Sarah Palin.
I'm giving her 2 stars because I did laugh at one thing. But it really was one of the worst books I have read this year. I actually laughed more when I read "Let's Pretend This Didn't Happen".”
“ Tina Fey shares the funny and eventful moments of her life in the book Bossyapants. She employs humorous anecdotes and confessions that provide the biography to feel like a comedy skit. Between her humor, she shares her work ethics, her dedication, and her approach to problems in the workplace. She has some incredible views on the world life, discrimination and so much more.
This book is a dessert read. Between difficult, and serious books, Bossypants is a witty breather from other heavyweight reads. There was just enough personal history for her to seem human but not so much that I was bored. Her honesty and moral outlook are true and keep you thinking when not reading the book. Overall this was a great book that I would suggest to anyone who is ready for a laugh.
“Ok, this book really is as funny as everyone says. I laughed out loud many times at her self-deprecating humor and her brilliant hyperbole. I don't have a TV so I've never seen Tina Fey on SNL or 30 Rock, but I've seen some of her skits on YouTube and other Internet sites. It happened to be on the library shelf and I thought, "oh, why not!" Very glad I did--an enjoyable book. ”FM D'Andrea wrote this review Thursday, September 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I didn't really enjoy this book. I went in with somewhat high expectations as it is often recommended as a good book for young women to read. It wasn't as funny as I expected or inspiring. I did find the parts about making 30 Rock and the Palin SNL skits interesting. ”Maggie Scanlon wrote this review Thursday, September 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“2012 version”Queentrump wrote this review Thursday, September 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A funny book by a funny, smart lady. Nothing more need be said!”Connie wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No