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"Bossypants by Tina Fey has been hailed (by me, just now) as “the
gold standard in comedy/gender politics/boating mishap memoirs in
recent memory”. It is truly a riotously funny and whip-smart narrative
of the creative process of a quiet genius. Interspersed with hilarious
and sarcastic anecdotes and comedy bit-lets, Bossypants takes
the reader through Tina Fey’s flamboyantly formative childhood theatre
camp coming-of-age to her haltingly successful cultish devotion to
improvisational comedy, leading finally to her reluctant fame as a
writer and political satirist on Saturday Night Live and star of the
oddball, absurdist sitcom 30 Rock."
— Steven W.
Spirited and whip-smart, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and SNL (Sunday Telegraph).
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.
At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've always suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!
About the Author
Tina Fey lives in Denver with her ferret, Jacoby.
Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.
PRAISE FOR TINA FEY:
"You'd be really pretty if you lost weight."—College Boyfriend, 1990
"Tina Fey is an ugly, pear-shaped, overrated troll."—The Internet
"Mommy, where are my pretzels?"—Tracy Morgan
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BOSSYPANTS:
"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales."—Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey
"Absolutely delicious!"—A Guy Who Eats Books
"Totally worth it."—Trees
"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years."—Mark Twain
"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny -- oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!"—A Guy Turning into a Werewolf