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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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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 💚 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Glad you're enjoying it! 😊 2w
Mitch Lovely location 👍🏼 2w
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StayCurious The audiobook is good too 2w
Tove_Reads @StayCurious Is she reading it herself? I bet it works! 2w
Tove_Reads @Cathythoughts @Mitch It‘s perfect! Really needed this break, and the weather is great, not too hot. 2w
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. 2w
StayCurious @Tove_Reads Yes, Tina Fey reads the audiobook. She's pretty funny :) 2w
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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 🐓❤ 4w
Theaelizabet Interesting review. 4w
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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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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
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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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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! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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KristenDuck
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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. 🇨🇦🇫🇮 5mo
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EastWind76
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Should I do laundry, or should I start my next book? Hmmm....

Zelma Rhetorical question? 😆 5mo
EastWind76 @Zelma it really was! 😂 5mo
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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❤️ 6mo
Cinfhen The book is hilarious 😂😂 6mo
TrishB Well played 😁 not read the book as I don‘t read a lot of NF. 6mo
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CarolynM Love 30 Rock 6mo
Cathythoughts 🙃😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
saresmoore 😂 Yes! I think you‘ll breeze through Bossypants. I bet it‘d be great in audio. 6mo
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! 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s super quick read and I bet it‘s fabulous as an #audio 6mo
Cinfhen Ha! I didn‘t even see @saresmoore comment xx 😘 #GreatMINDS 6mo
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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. 7mo
KathyWheeler I loved Amy Poehler‘s memoir in audio too. 7mo
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MinDea I have that on Libby right now. Might try that one or Aziz Ansari's... 7mo
Larkken Agreed! The books just sound so right when they read their own memoirs. 7mo
Amandajoy Awesome! Glad you enjoyed the audio! 7mo
KathyWheeler @MinDea Yes. I actually really laughed out loud several times while listening to it. 7mo
JoyBlue @MinDea Yay! 😀 7mo
GypsyKat I loved this book!!! 6mo
Joyfulmimi I am gonna try the humor audio books. Thanks! 6mo
MinDea @Joyfulmimi 👏👏👏 let me know what you listent to. I'm always looking for a good one to listen to! 6mo
Joyfulmimi I will but I think I will start with this one @MinDea 6mo
donnamartinreads I love her and this book! 6mo
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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! 7mo
Soubhiville Awesome! I hope it has you cracking up like it did me 🤣 7mo
Lauram Perfect choice for driving! 7mo
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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. 😀 7mo
toric I LOVED modern romance 7mo
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Amor4Libros Wildflower was just OK, in my opinion. 7mo
Sresendez12 I just finished the audio book version of bossypants a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it! 7mo
hermyknee I LOVED Bossypants, but I had to bail on Wildflower. 7mo
Soubhiville Bossypants is the only one I‘ve read, and I laughed a lot while listening! 7mo
JHgotham I agree, Bossypants was great 7mo
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. 7mo
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! 7mo
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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) 7mo
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) 7mo
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) 7mo
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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) 7mo
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) 7mo
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) 7mo
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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. 7mo
monalyisha I love those of you who were like, “Fart joke? Adding this to my stack.” 😆 @lauren.lerner @Brooke_H @Bookzombie (edited) 7mo
lauren.lerner What can I say? 😆💨 7mo
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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 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈🎈 7mo
SaraJaye Thanks!! 7mo
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 7mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 7mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy!📖📚 7mo
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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. 7mo
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. 😆 7mo
Soubhiville Great book! What a cool picture too. 7mo
LauraBeth No one ever told me how brittle my teeth would become with aging!! I‘m terrified of nuts now. 7mo
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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! 7mo
MyBookSwapClub I loved this book :) she's great and so real 7mo
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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 😫 8mo
GingerAntics MAYDAY!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! 8mo
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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 ♀️✊🏼 9mo
Book_Fairy_Mary @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I LOVE Tina Fey, so I'm super excited to start it! 9mo
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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! ☺️ 9mo
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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 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
Book_Fairy_Mary I'm currently listening to this and loving every minute of it! 9mo
LoverofLit @Book_Fairy_Mary I'm so glad you're enjoying it as much as I did! 9mo
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LoverofLit
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I read this one in print YEARS ago before I became a working woman in a male dominated industry and a mother at that so I'm excited to listen to this for the first time.

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Samplergal
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Weekend Plans: Finishing up these three. Or at least Bossypants and The Cuban Affair.

PacingTheCage Starting Where the Crawdads Sing and we'll go from there. 9mo
Samplergal @dltpacngthecage let me know how you like it. Trying to find a “happier” read for January book club. I have been picking some great books, but all are seeped in societal issues. 9mo
PacingTheCage @Samplergal It was a really great read! I would highly recommend it for a book club. 9mo
Samplergal @dltpacngthecage ok. It‘s been shortlisted. Thanks. 9mo
PacingTheCage @Samplergal you are welcome. Hoping my library can get this on audio and ebook so my book club can check it out next year. 9mo
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mrozzz
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Ahh the hilarity... in the audiobook not only does Tina Fey narrate, but the actual bit of she and Amy Poehler as Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton respectively is dropped in just after she's described it. LOVED that addition.

It's an easy read with several personal anecdotes, a lot of liberal attitude 👌🏻 & insight into Fey's experience as a woman building a career in comedy. Her honesty about working as a new mother was so real & great to see.

carriepaige Love love love this one! 10mo
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Lauram
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This was the perfect book to listen to when driving to/from work in the days following summer break. I loved Fey‘s narration and the stories behind some of my favorite moments from SNL and 30 Rock.

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Regi_C
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I love when the writer of the memoir reads their work! Tina Fey is obviously no exception to this, and I honestly prefer the audiobook over the paper form. It's a great addition to any morning commute!

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LibLib
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Another great listen! I really do love hearing these books read by the author, especially when they‘re funny. It was kind of cool seeing how there were some similarities and overlaps between Amy Poehler‘s book and Tina‘s. I learned a lot of fun new things about her and have a deeper appreciation for how hard comedic actresses have to work. #funny #mustlisten #audiobook

KateFulfordAuthor @LibLib If you‘re in the mood for another sassy & funny narrator, may I recommend my debut? Check the link in the bio for all the info you need. 10mo
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mckthompson
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Road trip read!!! Im new to Litsy and have been loving it so far but need recommendations of people to follow and books to read! Love this one so far

RaimeyGallant This was so funny. 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 You'll find people to follow at the first link. 11mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 11mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 10mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome! 10mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 10mo
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"... he offered her a piece of Trident gum, and Gretchen- he had to stop and smile at the adorableness of this- Gretchen had asked him to tear the piece of Trident in half because it was too big for her. "Can you believe that?" he marveled. A girl so feminine and perfect that half a piece of Trident was the most she could handle.
I tried to process what this meant for my evening.
"So... you and I will not be dry humping, then?"
#WorstDateEver

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mania
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#bossypants Tina Fey keeping me company while I'm waiting for my flight.

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ofbooksandme
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Sooooo glad I picked this audiobook from some you recommended me here. It's one of those rare books that I feel should only exist in audiobook format to be properly enjoyed.
Tina goes through her life story and reflects on beauty, motherhood, relationships, working in a manly environment and the role of women to change those places.
And of course it's hilarious.
🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 /5

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Nessavamusic
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I finished this in one day so that should tell you I enjoyed it. Very interesting to read a pre #metoo movement book by such a force for women in media. #junetbr #comedy #readharderchallenge - cover I hate!

kricheal Worst cover on a book! 12mo
MaggieCarr I'm working on my #ReadHarderChallenge too :) 11mo
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Nessavamusic
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Totally rocking this Saturday night. Double beverages and some Tina Fey. #glorytotheguild #comedy #coffee

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Nessavamusic
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My #JuneTBR my #readingresolutions @Jess7 Hoping to read a lot this month! Yay #summerbreak!

vkois88 I love Bossypants 😊 13mo
iread2much I want to read my lady‘s choosing, it looks like fun! Can‘t wait to see your review of it 13mo
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Biljana
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Could post a big chunk of this book as quotes 📜📌

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StephanieGeiser
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In honor of going back to work after a long weekend, I give you this hilarious account of a woman at work. If you love Tina Fey or SNL this is a must read. Charming and fast, Fey provides insight into the Wild world of SNL and what it‘s like to be a female comedian.

LazyDays This book made me giggle so hard I was in years at some points!😄 13mo
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JamieLou
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I love the theme of “reading outside”, so creative and fun. Can‘t wait to drive in as soon as school is out. #thisteacherneedssunshine #twomoreweeks

Thank you so much, @TheRomantiCate !
#bottleandabookswap

TheRomantiCate I‘m so glad you liked it!! 13mo
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