Bossypants (Paperback)

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All too many celebrity autobiographies are overly idealistic or unabashedly self-righteous. Not this one! Tina Fey’s accounts of getting where she is today will make you laugh out loud and continue laughing all while giving you a sense of her dedication to her work and how talented she truly is.

— From Shaelyn recommends

In a crowded field of memoirs written by comedians, this one's the gold standard. Tina Fey is even funnier on the page than she is on the screen.

— From Jeff recommends


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 )

About the Author

Tina Fey lives in Denver with her ferret, Jacoby.

Praise For…

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.


"You'd be really pretty if you lost weight."
-College Boyfriend, 1990

"Tina Fey is an ugly, pear-shaped, overrated troll."
-The Internet

"Mommy, where are my pretzels?"
-Tracy Morgan


"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales."
-Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey

"Absolutely delicious!"
-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."
-Mark Twain

"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

Coverage from NPR

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316056878
ISBN-10: 0316056871
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English

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