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Tina Fey

Autore di Bossypants

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Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey was born May 18, 1970. She is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL), the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, and films such as Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), and Date Night (2010). mostra altro Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004 she adapted the screenplay Mean Girls in which she also co-starred. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. Fey has received seven Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2008, Fey was homored by the Associated Press, which gave her its AP Entertainer of the Year award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL. In 2010, Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award. Fey enrolled at the University of Virginia, where she studied playwriting and acting. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama. She was born in Pensylvannia, in a town just west of Philadelphia. In June 2010, it was announced she would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. Her title Bossypants made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Tina Fey

Bossypants (2011) — Author & Narrator — 9,330 copie
Mean Girls [2004 film] (2004) — Screenwriter/Actor — 440 copie
Baby Mama [2008 film] (2008) 121 copie
30 Rock: Season 1 (2007) 75 copie
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [2016 film] (2016) — Actor; Actor, alcune edizioni56 copie
30 Rock: Season 2 (2011) 52 copie
30 Rock: Season 3 (2011) 36 copie
30 Rock: Season 4 (2012) — Creator & Actor — 24 copie
30 Rock: Season 5 (2013) 16 copie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (2016) — Creator — 13 copie
30 Rock: Season 7 (2014) 11 copie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: The Complete Series (2016) — Creator — 8 copie
30 Rock: Season 6 (2014) 7 copie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 — Creator — 6 copie

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Megamind [2010 film] (2010) — Voice — 391 copie
Ponyo [2008 film] (2008) — Actor, alcune edizioni348 copie
Date Night [2010 film] (2010) — Actor — 214 copie
Muppets Most Wanted [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 162 copie
Man of the Year [2006 film] (2006) 138 copie
Soul [2020 film] (2020) — Actor — 101 copie
Free Guy [2021 film] (2021) — Actor — 92 copie
The Invention of Lying [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 89 copie
Sisters [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 79 copie
Admission [2013 film] (2013) — Actor — 47 copie
Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom [2015 film] (2015) — Narratore — 20 copie
The Muppets 6 Movie Collection (2014) — Actor — 3 copie
2014 Golden Globe Awards — Host — 1 copia
22 vs. Earth [2021 short film] — Actor — 1 copia
Finding Your Roots: Season 2 (2014) — Narratore — 1 copia


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I quite enjoyed this but not quite as much as I'd expected. I particularly enjoyed the bits about SNL, 30 Rock and the Sarah Palin impersonation. Maybe that's because these related to a period where Fey was happier and more confident, talking about a period of her life in which she is justifiably proud.

For me, much of the rest felt less certain - the humour a touch repetitive or laboured, maybe a certain passive aggressiveness creeping in - and that seemed to obscure some of the very interesting material.

Also the focus on her father seemed odd when his greatest asset seemed to be he was a snappy dresser. That's fair enough, but compared with the dearth of information about her mother (siblings?) it seemed odd. Maybe that was the point. Or the subtext. Or the unintended subtext. But it felt unbalanced, as did the long section on her honeymoon. It was amusing enough, but would be better suited to a short magazine story - while amusing it added little to the picture of Tina Fey.

As this came out at a similar time to Sarah Silverman's The Bedwetter, and is often recommended with it, a comparison is justified. Actually they're fairly similar. Both a touch sketchy, rather than comprehensive life histories. There's a bit more detail to Bossypants, but Bedwetter is more revelatory, more open. Perhaps less restrained, but better orgranised. Both very proud and protective of their shows' staffs, although Silverman talks a bit more about them. Both had a slight "better do this while people are interested" feel too. Overall both were good, but, while Fey's is more consistently good, I think Bedwetter was more viscerally felt by its author and is, for me, the better book. (But I prefer Fey's comedy).

I enjoyed this book, and am still a big Tina Fey fan, but I won't be pushing it on people.
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thisisstephenbetts | 515 altre recensioni | Nov 25, 2023 |
A relisten. Great, but some flaws. Sound engineering was poor, with too much open room tone. Fey's delivery is good overall, but she mutters asides and they get lost because they're too quiet. The speaking pace is faster than most audiobooks, which I like (since by default I listen to most books at 1.15x). It was enjoyable relistening now that I know who her husband Jeff is.
yarmando | 515 altre recensioni | Sep 21, 2023 |
This book was hilarious! It made me laugh out loud. And Tina Fey's determination and support of other artists was inspiring.
ajrenshaw99 | 515 altre recensioni | Sep 1, 2023 |
If you like 30 Rock, you'll like this book. Lots of laughs.
lieblbiz | 515 altre recensioni | Aug 30, 2023 |


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