Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bossypants by Tina Fey (Audiobook Review)

Whenever I request recommendations for my next audiobook, Bossypants by Tina Fey always appears on this list.  I finally gave in, requested it, and waited . . . because let's be honest, this book still has a large demand even after being released four years ago.  And, for good reason.

In Bossypants, Fey shares snippets of her life and she doesn't sugarcoat it.  From views on women, beauty, business, comedy, and more, Fey brings us her sarcastic sense of humor in a brutally raw form.  She doesn't beat around the bush, even on controversial topics, but rather lays it all out on the table for all to see.

I found myself frequently laughing out loud and sometimes, feeling uncomfortable, but in a good way.  I admire and respect Fey for all of it, even if I did not always agree with what she had to say.

I am not sure if I would have enjoyed Bossypants in written form.  I preferred hearing Fey in all her sarcasm tell me her story.  I missed out on the pictures, but no worries.  I searched out a print copy later to check them out.  In the end, it was worth it.  I could get a few extra laughs even after I finished listening to the book!

Have you heard Fey's story?  What do you remember enjoying the most?


  1. I started listening to David Sederis on one of his occasional 30 minute shows on BBC Radio 4 over here. He narrates his work in front of a live audience and all the responses that involves.

    I have him narrating one of his books on audio, but it's not in front of an audience. (I have one of the books in paper form too, but have yet to read it). It feels weird listening to him without the audience response, as sometimes it's nice to feel part of a community (and checking that you're laughing at the same things as everyone else).

    So I understand the benefits of listening to Fey reading her own work, because you get the proper

    1. nordie ... Exactly! I haven't really listened to anything live though. I might have to try that sometime.


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