Release Date: October 11, 2011
Format: Audio Download
Listening Legnth: 5 hours and 35 minutes
Source: Destination Download
Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir, Autobiography
Review Date: July 18, 2012
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Tina Fey’s Bossypants was named Audiobook of the Year and the Goodread Choice Award for Best Humor in 2011. I'm glad I decided to listen to the audio version instead of reading it. I don't think I would have gotten the full Tina Fey experience without it. Some of the sarcasm or wittiness wouldn't have been lost by reading it.
I didn't know much about her other than her being known for 30 Rock and her Palin imitations, but this chick seems cool. I think she is opinionated, sarcastic, witty and smart. I like her. I'm not sure what's up with her cover photo, it's a little odd, but regardless don't let it stop you from listening to this audio. She has a good mix of topics going on, from her stories about growing up, her teen years, her intimidating dad, bad jobs, bad dates, SNL, 30 Rock, it goes on and on. My favorite part were her "lessons for the work place". They are really ingenious and honestly just logical. All people should at least her her talk about that! It was also great to be able to listen to a SNL sketch of Fey doing her Sarah Palin imitation with Amy Polar (not sure about that spelling) impersonating as Hilary Clinton talking about equality and women. That was hilarious!
Even if you're not a die hard SNL fan (such as myself), you'll still enjoy this audio book, I know I did.
A few of my favorite quotes from Bossypants:
"Bossypants Lesson #183: You can’t boss people around if they don’t really care."
"This made no sense to me, probably because I speak English and have never had a head injury."
"Do your thing and don't care if they like it."
"Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles."
"Never tell a crazy person he’s crazy."