Saturday, May 14, 2011

Goodreads review of Bossypants

BossypantsBossypants by Tina Fey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This audiobook was so entertaining! I love Tina Fey and was very excited to discover she was the narrator. It was great to hear her read her own memoirs. I felt like she was sitting next to me just talking about her life. Her stories are a great mix of sarcasm and sincerity. She also covered a wide array of time periods, from her kindergarten days to becoming the head writer for 30 Rock and everything in between.

I was glad I chose the audiobook as the format to "read" this book. It was great to hear Fey imitating other people's voices and the other sound effects really helped hold the reader's attention, especially the clip from the Sarah Palin/Hillary Clinton SNL skit. The audiobook also includes a helpful PDF with pictures Fey periodically refers to throughout the book.

I don't like to generalize, but I think her book may be more entertaining for women rather than for men. I made the mistake of recommending Baby Mama, one of my favorite movies, to a few guys and after they watched it they were slightly appalled I had recommended it. I feel like this book may fall into the same category. But who knows, I could be completely wrong.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking to be entertained for a few hours.

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  1. Keeping it real with Tina Fey, I'm all about that. Too bad we can't review 30 Rock.

  2. I would love to listen to the audio version of this book now. I always enjoy it when the author narrates the book themselves. And I can only imagine that it's great with someone like TIna Fey.

  3. I agree with Annie. That is so neat that Tina Fey narrated her own book. I do not know when I will get to read it, but it is now being added to my to-read list. Thanks for the review!

  4. I bought this book a few weeks ago and now I can't wait to prove your assertion wrong. :) Although now I'm regretting that I didn't go Audio format.

  5. I love Tina Fey! haha. Thanks for letting me know that she narrates it, that is definitely how I want to experience the book.