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Bossypants
Bossypants | Tina Fey
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 all 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!)
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MeganAnn
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Mehso-so

Finished this ebook the other day for my IRL book club. It was definitely funny. However I often felt like she was jumping from one joke to the next without really giving us much of a story. I would have liked more meat between my jokes in a lot of places. Overall I enjoyed reading it for the jokes, but didn‘t feel like I got much out of it besides a few laughs.

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booklover3258
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As a long time fan of Tina Fey, I was very happy to have read this book. It was hilarious for 95% of the book. Her stories of growing up were priceless and her stints on SNL and 30 Rock were great. The only thing I couldn't resonate with her was the ending with the motherhood stuff, probably because I'm not a mom. But besides that I loved the book especially her lists!
4 stars

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arlenefinnigan
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Bailedbailed

Just wasn't for me I'm afraid. And I winced at the bit where she said her dad was right to tell her "if you see 2 black kids riding one bike, put your bike away" because "well they were going to steal my bike".

MatchlessMarie 😲 wow 2mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Next up

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MeatPiie
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Mehso-so

So-so experience.
I was expecting a good laugh, and while some parts were pretty damn funny, I found myself reflecting on the hard truths behind the situations (‘women aren‘t always taken seriously at the workplace‘, for exemple), which mostly depressed me at times. Maybe I just read it at a bad time in my life! 🤷🏻‍♀️
Even if I‘m disappointed in the “fun” part, it‘a still a really good book, and I recommend it :)

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Quite a few updates to catch up on! This was great on audio as read by Fey; funny of course and upfront about being a female comedian and juggling personal and professional goals. Though Fey doesn't necessarily delve into deep, dark secrets she's candid and honest about things she feels like she may not have handled well in certain parts of her life.

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JesByrne
Bossypants | Tina Fey
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So glad for it to be over. This book was a disappointment. Not what I expected. Not funny and that was sad. I was really looking forward to a comedy and this was definitely not hitting the mark in anyway. Learning experience seeing actors perform and reading their memoirs are not in any level the same.

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JesByrne
Bossypants | Tina Fey

86% done. I am determined to finish this book. It's actually not so bad now, but this one will be on my completed list never to pick up again.

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JesByrne
Bossypants | Tina Fey

Dragging to finish this book. 66% can't give up yet. But oh it is a challenge. This book is not what I expected at all.

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JesByrne
Bossypants | Tina Fey

Really struggling to finish this book. It is definitely not what I expected. Thought it would be funny and a comic memoir but it is so blah. I am struggling to finish it. I am determined to read it to the end because I am halfway done. Not what I expected for sure.

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JesByrne
Bossypants | Tina Fey

So I have been reading Bossypants. After finishing my last book I needed a light read. Not impressed with this book but I am one to try and stick it out so my goal is to finish this book in the next few days. Not what I expected but we shall see if it turns into something funnier.

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Mimi28
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These are all the books on my bed right now. Since the breakup 9 months ago I sleep with books and have also gained almost 30 pounds, lol. Most of them are from various #libraryhaul trips, a few are books I own. Here‘s #Ozzie wondering what the heck I‘m doing, lol. Thanks again to @Soubhiville for the tagged book. You see it‘s on top, lol. I think I have posted 5 times here today. I need a nap 💤 Happy reading and enjoy the long weekend!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Mimi28 Ooopppsss I have only posted 4, lol 😂 👍🏽❤️ 3mo
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Mimi28
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@Soubhiville #Ozzie and I thank you for the wonderful book. I started reading it as a library book, but wasn‘t able to finish it. I‘m so glad I own a copy now. This brightened the rest of my week! I got it yesterday. Sorry I just posted it today. Thanks again!! 👍🏽👍🏽❤️❤️🤗🤗😻😻

Soubhiville Yay! I‘m glad it arrived. I hope it makes you laugh a lot. Hi Ozzie! You‘re gorgeous! 3mo
Mimi28 @Soubhiville Thanks!! I appreciate it, I really need the the laugh! Ozzie says Hi back and that your pets are gorgeous also!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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AndreaLove
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Funny... but not haha funny more like smirk funny 😏

Macnjen agree
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Ladygodiva7
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Fun fast read

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Tove_Reads
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Great place and weather to read! I can‘t count al the birds I hear singing. Halfway through the book, which is lighthearted and funny. TBH, didn‘t know much about her.

Cathythoughts What a lovely spot 💚 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Glad you're enjoying it! 😊 6mo
Mitch Lovely location 👍🏼 6mo
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StayCurious The audiobook is good too 6mo
Tove_Reads @StayCurious Is she reading it herself? I bet it works! 6mo
Tove_Reads @Cathythoughts @Mitch It‘s perfect! Really needed this break, and the weather is great, not too hot. 6mo
Tove_Reads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It was a great vacation read! It was a bit all over the place, not a consistent story, but otherwise an enjoyable read. 6mo
StayCurious @Tove_Reads Yes, Tina Fey reads the audiobook. She's pretty funny :) 6mo
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SamAnne
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Mehso-so

A photo of my bossy crested polish Eleanor. I‘m a big fan of Tina Fey but expected more from her book. Definitely dated and she is very tone deaf on race. She doesn‘t get a pass just because she‘s good friends with Tracey Morgan.

mreads 🐓❤ 6mo
Theaelizabet Interesting review. 6mo
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SamAnne
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After finishing Heavy: an American Memoir and diving in to Uninhabitable: Life On Earth After Warming, this lady needs to commune with plants, put some seeds in the Earth and listen to Bossypants. Love Tina Fey. So sharp. So funny.

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kayo
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I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh, and an easy read. Hilarious!

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Mandoul
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Disclaimer: i was a 30 Rock fan before reading this. I already loved Tina Fey. She's funny, intelligent, quirky and creative with her humour. So i was probably destined to love this 😂 its a really good self-depricating ride through that mind of hers, full of short punchy stories that you will remember.

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Thatmoe
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I laughed so much through this book.

RaimeyGallant I did too! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 7mo
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AChickThatDigsBooks
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Today's book haul #2

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ExpatsandEnglishBooks
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This will be a fun way to pick this months TBR! 📚 #bookishbingo #books #bookstagram #booklr #amreading

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ani5590
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The book was a funny memoir of Tina Fey. I really liked the book and how the book was funnily written.

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Econo
Bossypants | Tina Fey
Mehso-so

Enjoyed the witt but didn‘t realize that it was an older story when I choose it. Hopefully she will write an update soon!

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Schmieds
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Bailedbailed

There was nothing wrong with this book. I have read similar books by different celebrities that had me laughing out loud and this one did not. This is my first ever DNF because I am not a huge fan of celebrities and there are so many books to read! I have a huge list and just didn't want to push through this one.

What are some reasons that you have DNF'd?

Megabooks I liked this book more than most celeb ones. I generally end up bailing because I lose momentum. I‘m often reading 4+ books at a time, so it happens pretty often! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

Yay me! I finished my first audiobook!

Note on Bossypants: Tina Fey shared several funny (and also endearing) stories about herself, family, friends and even some celebrities. Loved her on SNL... felt this book was just like listening to her do a stand-up.

Note on listening to audiobooks: I think for me, I‘ll probably only be able to do memoirs and biographies as an audiobook. I like listening to the narration but don‘t want a whole storyline.

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Tove_Reads
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Thank you so much, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This is too much! I absolutely loooove everything! ❤️❤️❤️ The dog was not included, but he just couldn‘t stay away... I‘ve been looking for a new bottle, but haven‘t found one. It‘s perfect! Both books are on my TBR, which is great! The card is so cute, and so is the candle and the bottle opener 💝💝💝

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm glad you like everything! It was a fun swap to do. 🇨🇦🇫🇮 11mo
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EastWind76
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Should I do laundry, or should I start my next book? Hmmm....

Zelma Rhetorical question? 😆 11mo
EastWind76 @Zelma it really was! 😂 11mo
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iamtoddseal
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Being familiar with 30 Rock makes this an even more interesting read. You see the origin of many characters and plot points of the show in things Fey has experienced. And this book is funny, with just about every 2 pages containing a line or 2 that made me chuckle out loud. Reading it this far after publication, there‘s not a lot of dated stuff, though it certainly is a book from a different time in a lot of ways. This‘s a nice, quick, funny read.

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iamtoddseal
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“There are never fewer than eight Tracey Ullman characters in any NYC nail salon at any given time.”

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Stacypatrice
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Starting something light and fun before the madness of Monday‘s 12.5 shift attacks 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️

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Billypar
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#ASpacemanCameTraveling #WinterWonderland
Not book-related, but I couldn't resist. I still need to read Tina Fey's memoir.
And if you're interested in more medical advice from Dr. Leo Spaceman: https://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/pieces-of-medical-wisdom-from-30-rocks-d...
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Liatrek One of my all time fav shows and I love Tina Fey book❤️ 12mo
Cinfhen The book is hilarious 😂😂 12mo
TrishB Well played 😁 not read the book as I don‘t read a lot of NF. 12mo
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CarolynM Love 30 Rock 12mo
Cathythoughts 🙃😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
saresmoore 😂 Yes! I think you‘ll breeze through Bossypants. I bet it‘d be great in audio. 12mo
Billypar @Liatrek @Cinfhen @saresmoore I'd say I'll put it on the list for 2019, but may have already reached my limit there? 🙄 Though quick and funny reads are always needed so maybe it will happen! 12mo
Cinfhen It‘s super quick read and I bet it‘s fabulous as an #audio 12mo
Cinfhen Ha! I didn‘t even see @saresmoore comment xx 😘 #GreatMINDS 12mo
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MinDea
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Fantastic! Absolutely loved it. She's the best.

I am liking listening to humor audiobooks on my commute! I think this is the new norm for me.

Thanks for the recommendation guys!

MinDea @Amandajoy @JHgotham @Soubhiville @hermyknee @Sresendez12 @JoyBlue @Lauram So good guys. I found myself laughing out loud! Loved it. 12mo
KathyWheeler I loved Amy Poehler‘s memoir in audio too. 12mo
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MinDea I have that on Libby right now. Might try that one or Aziz Ansari's... 12mo
Larkken Agreed! The books just sound so right when they read their own memoirs. 12mo
Amandajoy Awesome! Glad you enjoyed the audio! 12mo
KathyWheeler @MinDea Yes. I actually really laughed out loud several times while listening to it. 12mo
JoyBlue @MinDea Yay! 😀 12mo
GypsyKat I loved this book!!! 12mo
Joyfulmimi I am gonna try the humor audio books. Thanks! 12mo
MinDea @Joyfulmimi 👏👏👏 let me know what you listent to. I'm always looking for a good one to listen to! 12mo
Joyfulmimi I will but I think I will start with this one @MinDea 12mo
donnamartinreads I love her and this book! 11mo
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Mr.Hodin
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Funny

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MinDea
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Started this today on my drive in to work. Loving it so far!
#Audiobook

MinDea Thanks for the recommendation @Amandajoy @JHgotham @Soubhiville @hermyknee @Sresendez12 @JoyBlue! I love that she is the narrator! 12mo
Soubhiville Awesome! I hope it has you cracking up like it did me 🤣 12mo
Lauram Perfect choice for driving! 12mo
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MinDea
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Anyone read these? I just got them on #Libby. Anyone recommend one to start with? Thanks!

#LitsyRecommendations

JoyBlue I read & enjoyed Bossypants. 😀 12mo
toric I LOVED modern romance 12mo
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Amor4Libros Wildflower was just OK, in my opinion. 12mo
Sresendez12 I just finished the audio book version of bossypants a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it! 12mo
hermyknee I LOVED Bossypants, but I had to bail on Wildflower. 12mo
Soubhiville Bossypants is the only one I‘ve read, and I laughed a lot while listening! 12mo
JHgotham I agree, Bossypants was great 12mo
Amandajoy I agree about Bossypants. Wildflower annoyed me, she used way too many exclamation points and it seemed very navel gazing. Not sure about the other two. 12mo
MinDea Wow, looks like Bossypants it is! Thanks @Amandajoy @JHgotham @Soubhiville @hermyknee @Sresendez12 @JoyBlue! I'll read listen to Lauren Graham's second @rather_be_reading and then Modern Romance @toric! @Amor4Libros maybe I'll skip Wildflower but see how long it takes me to listen to the other ones before they are due back! 12mo
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monalyisha
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Tina Fey‘s memoir is smart & funny; I was always happy to get back in the car & press play. I enjoyed her tales of awkward adolescence, & her explanation of the “yes and” improv mentality (& specifically how it can be empowering for women). I also loved her discussion of what it was like to “be” Sarah Palin. As an SNL ignoramus (I know, I know; I‘m a Philistine & a disappointment), the sketch clips were all-new to me.

*Review cont‘d below👇🏻

monalyisha 1/5: Listening to her sketches, especially the “bipartisan message” sketch performed with Amy Poehler (as Hillary Clinton), I felt impressed & proud of the clear (& hilarious) expression of feminism. (edited) 13mo
monalyisha 2/5: As Tina notes, the sketch (about sexism in the 2008 presidential campaign) didn‘t devolve into a cat fight, as it easily could have, & while it pointed out political double standards based on gender, it also included the line, “It is never sexist to question female politicians‘ credentials.” (edited) 13mo
monalyisha 3/5: The memoir isn‘t perfect. The section where Tina responds to comments left by internet trolls is, in my opinion, kind-of a throwaway; I‘ve heard it done similarly but better (Lindy West, “Shrill”). (edited) 13mo
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monalyisha 4/5: Her metaphors & similes are USUALLY super-creative, apt, & silly (but sometimes they‘re a little messy, underdeveloped & - in one case - almost a little racist; see: parts of the country as ingredients in a recipe. However, the part where she responds to the question, “Is 30 Rock the most racist show on television?” by laying into Monday Night Football is BRILLIANT). (edited) 13mo
monalyisha 5/5: The end felt weak — sudden, with no cumulative insight, wisdom, or overarching joke. That being said, I (finally) want to watch 30 Rock & old SNL episodes. I found Tina Fey intelligent, upfront, & hungry (for life, laughter, & cake); she‘s someone with whom I‘d be happy to spend (more) time. (edited) 13mo
monalyisha P.S. I realize I may be the last person alive to listen to this audiobook. Sorry it took me 7 years! You were all right; it‘s a good one. (edited) 13mo
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monalyisha
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“I may never know why they chose to keep the show going (Alec Baldwin), but my proudest moment as an adult was walking back onto the soundstage and telling everyone they still had jobs. (My proudest moment as a child was the time I beat my Uncle Pierre at Scrabble with the seven-letter word FARTING).”

#highlyrelatablecontent #beenthere (basically)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This is a great book! It may be time for a reread. 13mo
monalyisha I love those of you who were like, “Fart joke? Adding this to my stack.” 😆 @lauren.lerner @Brooke_H @Bookzombie (edited) 13mo
lauren.lerner What can I say? 😆💨 13mo
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SaraJaye
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I am LOVING this book! I can‘t stop recommending it to people... or laughing as I read!

Chelleo Nice #firstpost! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈🎈 13mo
SaraJaye Thanks!! 13mo
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 13mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 12mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy!📖📚 12mo
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monalyisha
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Tina Fey on Aging:

“We all mentally prepare ourselves for wrinkles, but wrinkles are not the problem. It‘s the unexpected grosseries. For example, your mouth. Dear God, your mouth. No matter how diligent you are about brushing & flossing...at some point, you start waking up every day with a mouth that smells like a snail left in the sun...I think God designed our mouths to die first to help us slowly transition to the grave.”

Ashley85 Ha! I own this one and still haven‘t read it yet. 13mo
monalyisha @Ashley85 That‘s comforting! I thought I might‘ve been the last reader on Earth! We can be in a very tiny club together. 😆 13mo
Soubhiville Great book! What a cool picture too. 13mo
LauraBeth No one ever told me how brittle my teeth would become with aging!! I‘m terrified of nuts now. 13mo
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monalyisha
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I love the title of this chapter (in pink) - & also, I‘m dying.

This audiobook is turning out to be just as good as everyone‘s said & I‘m gonna just apologize right now to those who‘ve recommended it to me: I‘m sorry for (inexplicably) resisting. I was only hurting myself.

sammisho She is the best! 13mo
MyBookSwapClub I loved this book :) she's great and so real 13mo
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kristincatastrophic
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Ahh! I'm off work, my ride won't be here for an hour and I FORGOT MY BOOK! What am I going to do with myself?

callielafleur Nooooooo 😫 13mo
GingerAntics MAYDAY!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! 13mo
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Sassy_Steph
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I did the audio book of this one, probably looked like a crazy person laughing out loud a few times on my way to work but I don‘t care! Well worth it quite enjoyable!!!

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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"To say I‘m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair."

Tina Fey, Bossypants

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Starting another audio book!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved this book. Funny & Empowering ♀️✊🏼 1y
Book_Fairy_Mary @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I LOVE Tina Fey, so I'm super excited to start it! 1y
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Jilly6183
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📚Tina Fey is a delight
🎶Calico Skies by Paul McCartney, which is my wedding song
🌊Somewhere warm and on the water
☺️My 8 y/o nephew, Jack. He loves to read and always asks me to take him to the bookstore.
👶🏻Baby laughter

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ☺️ 1y
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LoverofLit
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I knew I was going to find Tina Fey relatable and funny but I was SO impressed by Fey's impressions in this. Her vocal impression talent was hilarious and I laughed multiple times throughout this. Such a good listen. 👍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
Book_Fairy_Mary I'm currently listening to this and loving every minute of it! 14mo
LoverofLit @Book_Fairy_Mary I'm so glad you're enjoying it as much as I did! 14mo
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