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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bossypants (Audio)- Bookish Thoughts #8



What Bossy Pants is about:
Tina Fey tells the reader about her childhood, how she fell in love with improv, worked her way through crappy jobs to finally land a prime writing spot on the Saturday Night Live team and create her own television show, 30 Rock.

Why I wanted to listen to this one on audio: I first became interested in this one because of Kathy's (Bermuda Onion) review of the book. Then I read Stacy's (Stacy's Books) review of the audio version and I just knew that I needed to listen to this one!

Source: My public library


  • I laughed while listening to this one on my way to work and laughed going home at the end of the day. That is a wonderful way to start and end each work day....right?
  • I liked Tina's self-deprecating humor. She is pretty darn humble and easy to like.
  • Most of her stories were pretty funny. Even though she's a "STAR" I think many of us could easily identify with her as she went through those stages of awkwardness and self-doubt in our teen years. 
  • I really enjoyed the fact that we're very close in age so when she was talking of her childhood I felt like I had come home!
  • Her stories about SNL and 30 Rock were interesting to listen to and I've since watched some of the 30 Rock episodes that she talked about and found myself going..."Oh, so that is what she meant!"
  • She's a strong woman in a man's world and she's making her mark! 
I love my blogging friends and they were spot on with their reviews. This was a fun book and the audio was just what I needed. I really enjoyed listening to Tina tell her story! And I loved the PDF that she included on the last disc...the pictures cracked me up! 

Bookish Thoughts #8

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41 comments:

  1. This sounds like one that I need to move up in the TBR pile.

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  2. Does sound like a good one. Tina is one talented lady. Glad you got some chuckles out of the book, especially on the way to work!

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    1. I loved her voice and listening to her stories!!

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  3. I also listened to the library audio and enjoyed it. Yet, there were aspects I wish Tina had shared more about. Glad u liked this one as well.

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    1. Maybe there will be another book from her?

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  4. I have been eyeing this one like crazy!!! Want to read it so bad!! Thanks for the great review Staci! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  5. I'll save this audio for a long car trip as it sounds as if it's funnier when you listen to it as opposed to reading it!

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    1. Hearing it all in her voice in my opinion is an added bonus over reading it!

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  6. I've been wanting to read this, and I've been thinking the audio is the way to go. Must get on wait list at the library for this one.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. You have to love a book that has you smiling on the way to work and back home again :)

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    1. Absolutely...there were times that I didn't want to turn the car off!

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  8. I absolutely agree that this would be a great audio! I've added it to my list and look forward to it for all the great reasons you gave!

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  9. I agree - this one was fun to listen to! I hadn't even realized she had a facial scar until listening to the book though. I would have loved it if she had told that story in more detail, but I understood her reasoning for not wanting it to become the focus of every interview she gives.

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    1. I heard about the scar somewhere and that was the only reason I ever noticed it too!

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  10. Now I really want to listen to this one! I hope my library has the audio copy. Great review!

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    1. I hope your library has the audio too!

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  11. I loved this book in print and really wish I'd experienced it on audio.

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    1. YOu just might have to get the audio now!!

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  12. I think this would be great on audio. I love that it made you laugh out loud! I will have to see if my library has this!

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    1. I hope your library does...it felt good to laugh!

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  13. I'm currently loving 30 Rock so I need to read this one!

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    1. I just started watching it thanks to Netflix...loving it too!

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  14. I too, added this one after Kathy's review but it hasn't called my name yet. I am thinking I may listen to it while exercising as THAT is an activity that could be much improved with humor.

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    1. That would be a good time to listen to it!

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  15. I love when you share your thoughts on these books...it makes it so easy for me to tell if I would enjoy it or now. I definitely want to read this one at some point!!

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  16. Oh, I think I have to get this one, if you laughed so much over her writing. We really enjoy 30 Rock so it was just a question of time before I did pick it up. We need some laughter so this might be just right :-)

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    1. I just started watching 30 Rock after finishing this one and I really dig the show...she has talent!

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  17. I have only watched a few eps of the show, but I really should watch more

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  18. I think this is one of those books that's even better on audio!

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  19. This book was pure fun. You're right about laughing on the way to work and on the way home. It's so good to laugh, and good for us too.

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  20. I'm so glad you liked it! Wasn't it so great to listen to her reading it? I have all of the new season of 30 Rock on the DVR and need to have a marathon soon.

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    1. It was and thank you for your great review of the audio. I don't think I would've checked it out if not for that nudge!

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  21. Ive never really watched anything with her in it but this does sound like it would be great to listen to. Glad you enjoyed it so much.

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  22. I love books that provoke emotion, but laughing doesn't seem to fit in most of the books I read. Murder for some reason isn't a laughable topic! It was nice to giggle and smirk with this one. Glad you loved it.

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