By Tina Fey
(Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316056878, 304pp.)
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
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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!)
Tina Fey lives in Denver with her ferret, Jacoby.
Fey's memoir Bossypants contains her thoughts on juggling motherhood, acting, writing and executive producing 30 Rock. Fey joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging conversation about her years in comedy and her 2008 portrayal of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. More at NPR.org
Tina Fey's new memoir Bossypants contains her thoughts on juggling motherhood, acting, writing and executive producing 30 Rock. Fey joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging conversation about her years in comedy, her childhood and her 2008 portrayal of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. More at NPR.org
In Tina Fey's newest book she regales the reader with hilarious tales from her history in theater and television. Comedian Janeane Garofalo says so much of Fey's confidence comes through in Bossypants â?? and it's not hard to see why her career is so successful. More at NPR.org
Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.
PRAISE FOR TINA FEY:
"You'd be really pretty if you lost weight."
-College Boyfriend, 1990
"Tina Fey is an ugly, pear-shaped, overrated troll."
"Mommy, where are my pretzels?"
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BOSSYPANTS:
"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales."
-Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey
-A Guy Who Eats Books
"Totally worth it."
"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years."
"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny -- oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!"
-A Guy Turning into a Werewolf
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