Bossypants

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Bossypants
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Author(s)Tina Fey
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genre(s)Autobiography
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
Publication dateApril 5, 2011
Media typePrint
Pages277
ISBN0-316-05686-3
LC ClassificationPN2287.F4255 A3 2011
 
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Bossypants
Cover
Author(s)Tina Fey
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genre(s)Autobiography
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
Publication dateApril 5, 2011
Media typePrint
Pages277
ISBN0-316-05686-3
LC ClassificationPN2287.F4255 A3 2011

Bossypants is an autobiographical comedy book written by American comedienne Tina Fey.[1][2][3] The book topped The New York Times Best Seller list, and stayed there for five weeks upon its release.[4] Since its release, the book has sold over one million copies in the U.S.[5] Fey's Grammy nominated narration of the audio book has sold over 150,000 copies on Audible.com.[6] A paperback reprint edition was released in January 2012, from Reagan Arthur Books, an imprint of Little, Brown.

Background[edit]

Tina Fey holding a copy of Bossypants on her book tour at a Barnes & Noble in New York City April 8, 2011.

In 2008, the prospect of a Tina Fey book was reportedly the subject of a bidding war among publishers which lead to an advance of $6 million.[7] As part of her deal with Little, Brown & Co., a gift was made to the New York based Books for Kids Foundation.[8]

Synopsis[edit]

Fey uses humorous anecdotes to tell her life story, including how she came to be on Saturday Night Live and how she created 30 Rock.[1]

Reception[edit]

Janet Maslin for The New York Times calls Bossypants "a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation."[1] Katie Roiphe for Slate is favorable toward the humor in Bossypants, especially how Fey wields jokes as a personal display of power.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Maslin, Janet (3 April 2011). "'Bossypants' by Tina Fey - Review - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Fey, Tina (2011). Bossypants. New York: Little, Brown and Co. ISBN 978-0-316-05686-1. 
  3. ^ Fey, Tina; Narrated by Tina Fey (2011). Bossypants (Audiobook). London: Hachette Audio. 
  4. ^ "Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction". The New York Times. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Lee, Stephen (22 September 2011). "Tina Fey's 'Bossypants' sells over a million copies, proving she can do no wrong". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Bosman, Julie (October 2, 2011). "Stars Will Read Amazon Unit’s New Audio Book Series". Media Decoder (blog). The New York Times. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Kelly, Keith J. (October 1, 2008). "Fey Eyes Big Pay Day: Publishers Toss $6m Book Offer for '30 Rock' Star". New York Post. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Neyfakh, Leon (10/03/08). "Little, Brown Will Publish Tina Fey Book". The New York Observer. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Roiphe, Katie (30 March 2011). "Tina Fey's Tough Girl Feminism: The rough humor in Fey's new book Bossypants is exactly what the movement needs". Slate.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011.