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I am a huge SNL fan and can say with confidence that I have not missed an episode in probably over 20 years. Especially if the author is a comedian. I have listened to audiobooks by Lewis Black, Bossypantd Maher and Steve Martin, and I have to say that this when the author is the narrator is when I prefer to listen to the audio version of a book.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Tina Fey on being photographed for fancy magazines. She describes the difficulty of finding a job — not to mention the shitty one she finally got — in order to make ends meet when she moved to Chicago to pursue her career in entertainment.
Every story has her famous inflection and delivery; and although reading the book is still funny, it just does not compare to hearing her read it. I became the most interested when she came to the chapters concerning her time at Saturday Night Live.
She describes her first nerve wracking meeting with Lorne Michaels when she was being interviewed for a writing position:. Tina Fey on meeting with Lorne Michaels. From that point on, the book was even more so tremendously fascinating and entertaining to me, as she discussed: However, the most poignant adiobook of the book to me were when she came to the inevitable story of how she came to play her now famous and unforgettable portrayal of Sarah Palin.
She starts off with how everyone around her commented on the resemblance between her and Palin, but how she was at 30 Rock at the time and assumed it would go to SNL cast member, Kristen Wiig who was working on an impersonation of her own.
And also how the decision came down to the last minute in which she had to quickly hone her now famous caricature of the ex-Governor. Oprah Winfrey was doing a guest spot on 30 Rock at the time and had expressed her concern about how Tina could possibly rehearse in time, do the 30 Rock episode and rush over to Studio 8H for the live cold open, to which Tina remarks about in the book:.
Earlier in this chapter she also discusses with bkssypants same impressive forethoughthow to address Hillary Clinton in the campaign and how Amy Pohler would play her. To those of us watching, the sketches were funny and entertaining…but what was so impressive is how carefully bossupants portrayals and sketches were written and the logic behind rejecting some of the ideas suggested by the writers and how much Fey and Pohler had a hand in the final skits that made it on air.
Tina ends this chapter with absolutely hilarious responses to comments from websites about her portrayal of Palin. Fey and Pohler as Palin and Clinton. She talks about how she wrote the part of Jack Donaghy, played perfectly by Alec Baldwin…before Alec had ever agreed to do the show…and how no one thought the pilot would be picked up, let alone for a second season:. Again, intertwined among all of this, she continues to provide interesting and entertaining insight into how the show is produced and her role in it.
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She even humorously answers fan mail and commonly asked questions about the show. Finally the book is rounded out by her thoughts on motherhood. As you can imagine, her description of and concerns about her new role is just as entertaining as her childhood, SNL and 30 Rock stories. At the end, she offers this prayer for her daughter which I especially appreciated, thanks to her reference to my beloved Alma Mater, FSU:. When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.
Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels. What would that be, Lord?
Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood audilbook short — a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day — And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait. O Lord, break the Internet forever, That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed. And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit.
Audiobok will not have it. And should she choose to be a Mother one day, bossypanrs my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4: And she will forget.
Fey did a tremendous job in her reading of the book and the humor was drastically accentuated as a result. If you are a fan of SNL or Fey, you are going to love this book and the humor, insights and stories that it tells.
aidiobook As someone who has both the audiobook and the Kindle version…I would choose the audiobook version every time. If you are interested in having a book reviewed, please contact me. I will only review books in which the subject matter personally interests me. I will also make all reasonable effort to post an honest review prior to the scheduled release date, therefore when sending an advanced copy please allot enough time for this prior to publication.
Should I enjoy the book, I will also honor requests to interview the author on the podcast. Home Book Reviews Book Review: What was I saying? She describes her first nerve wracking meeting with Lorne Michaels when she was being interviewed for nossypants writing position: Tina Fey on meeting with Lorne Michaels From that point on, the book was even more so tremendously fascinating and entertaining to me, as she discussed: Oprah Winfrey was doing a guest spot on 30 Rock at the time and had expressed her concern about how Tina could possibly rehearse in time, do the 30 Rock episode and rush over to Studio 8H audoibook the live cold open, to which Tina remarks about in the book: She talks about how she wrote the part of Jack Donaghy, played perfectly by Alec Baldwin…before Alec audiobokk ever agreed to do the show…and how no one thought the pilot would be picked up, let alone for a second season: At the end, she offers this prayer for her daughter which Bossypantts especially appreciated, thanks to her reference to my beloved Alma Mater, FSU: You Might Also Like.
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