Bossypants

Bossypants

The breakout star of Saturday Night Live and Thirty Rock gives a humorous account of her life, as well as behind-the-scenes stories from her hit shows. 1 million first printing.

Author: Tina Fey

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

ISBN: 0316056863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

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The breakout star of Saturday Night Live and Thirty Rock gives a humorous account of her life, as well as behind-the-scenes stories from her hit shows. 1 million first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bossypants Enhanced Edition

Bossypants  Enhanced Edition

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.

Author: Tina Fey

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

ISBN: 9780316198035

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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This enhanced edition features excerpts from the audio edition of Bossypants, recently named Audio Book of the Year! 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! This Enhanced eBook experience also includes special audio clips from Tina Fey, speculation on what an eBook really is, a bonus section of new-to-you photos, interpretive drawings, and a chapter read by the author!)
Categories: Humor

The Pushback

The Pushback

The potential for Tina Fey's Bossypants (2011) and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (2011) to successfully resist and challenge hegemonic discourse through confronting adversity are explored in this thesis.

Author: Kaitlyn E. Haynal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1321263120

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 108

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The potential for Tina Fey's Bossypants (2011) and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (2011) to successfully resist and challenge hegemonic discourse through confronting adversity are explored in this thesis. Narrative criticism, feminist standpoint theory, analytic induction, and critical discourse analysis are used as theoretical and methodological tools of analysis to assess the liberatory potential of Fey and Kaling's autobiographical narratives. Specifically, the narratives are analyzed in order to understand how silence in the face of adversity may result in complicity with hegemonic discourse, and conversely how direct confrontation can create positive counter-narratives that may empower women. Topical themes analyzed include body image, self-esteem, relationships, and career. Analysis of Fey and Kaling's narratives found conflicting impulses including several instances of silence, as well as counter-narratives of resistance through the use of humor and the sharing of experiences of pushing back against hegemonic norms when facing adversity. Overall, when critically read, both of these narratives can be empowering for readers and of importance to communication scholars because of the attention given to the harms of hegemonic patriarchal discourse has on the lived-experiences of women.
Categories: American wit and humor

Study Guide

Study Guide

This 88-page guide for "Bossypants" by Tina Fey includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 25 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Author: Supersummary

Publisher:

ISBN: 168785128X

Category:

Page: 90

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 88-page guide for "Bossypants" by Tina Fey includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 25 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Impossible Standards for Women Due to Patriarchy and Continuous Learning and Self-Improvement.
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Tina Fey

Tina Fey

Quoted in Hiltbrand, “A 'Grounded' Tina Fey Expands Her Territory to Movies.” 80. Quoted in Spitznagel, “Tina Fey.” 81. Tina Fey, Bossypants. New York, NY: Little, Brown Book Group, 2011. 82. Quoted in “She Who Dares,” The Edit, ...

Author: Melissa Raé Shofner

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534560338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Tina Fey, one of the most prominent women in comedy, is well known for her work on shows such as Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. As a writer and actress, she has changed the way people see female comedians and altered the “boys club” mentality that characterized the working environment of Saturday Night Live. Readers are presented with fascinating details about Fey’s life, from the childhood experiences that inspired Mean Girls to her rise to stardom. This engaging text is enhanced with full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and a comprehensive timeline.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tina Fey

Tina Fey

This absorbing volume takes a look at how the beloved comedian evolved into a multiple award-winning entertainment powerhouse and self-proclaimed Bossypants.

Author: Kathryn Harrison

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499462579

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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The multitalented Tina Fey has many credits to her name, including writer, actress, and producer. Even before breathing life into 30 Rock or earning critical acclaim for her impersonation of Sarah Palin, Fey was making waves as the first woman to serve as Saturday Night Live’s head writer. This absorbing volume takes a look at how the beloved comedian evolved into a multiple award-winning entertainment powerhouse and self-proclaimed Bossypants. Readers will learn how she balances the writing and performing aspects of her comedic career and how her comedy transformed political discourse. Convenient back matter summarizes pivotal life events, awards, and reviews.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tina Fey

Tina Fey

This engaging text is enhanced with full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and a comprehensive timeline.

Author: Melissa Raé Shofner

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534560345

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 540

Tina Fey, one of the most prominent women in comedy, is well known for her work on shows such as Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. As a writer and actress, she has changed the way people see female comedians and altered the “boys club” mentality that characterized the working environment of Saturday Night Live. Readers are presented with fascinating details about Fey’s life, from the childhood experiences that inspired Mean Girls to her rise to stardom. This engaging text is enhanced with full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and a comprehensive timeline.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Holy Mischief

Holy Mischief

n 2014, Tina Fey's Bossypants struck a chord with many; in part because Fey is hilarious, but also because every professional woman—perhaps every woman!—can relate to Fey's account of being a woman in a position of leadership and being ...

Author: Mindy Makant

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532649226

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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The ELCA has been ordaining women for fifty years. Mindy Makant interviews eighty-five female pastors across the Southeast about their lives as women in ministry in a culture that has been slow to embrace them. This book is their story.
Categories: Religion

Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

The third is from Tina Fey, Bossypants, (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011), p. 141. 22. Fey, Bossypants, 11-12. 23. Fey, Bossypants, 14. 24. Fey, Bossypants, 136. 25. Fey, Bossypants, 141. 26.

Author: Sharon Crasnow

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739172254

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation about gender and attests to the importance of feminist critique in what is sometimes claimed to be a post-feminist era.
Categories: Social Science

Uproarious

Uproarious

... third from Tina Fey, Bossypants (New York: Little, Brown, 2011), 141. 25 Fey, Bossypants, 11–12. 26 Fey, Bossypants, 14. 27 Fey, Bossypants, 136. 28 Fey, Bossypants, 141. 29 “Kotex Classic,” Saturday Night Live, season 27, 2002, ...

Author: Cynthia Willett

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452962221

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A radical new approach to humor, where traditional targets become its agents Humor is often dismissed as cruel ridicule or harmless fun. But what if laughter is a vital force to channel rage against patriarchy, Islamophobia, or mass incarceration? To create moments of empathy and dialogue between Black Lives Matter and the police? These and other such questions are at the heart of this powerful reassessment of humor. Placing theorists in conversation with comedians, Uproarious offers a full-frontal approach to the very foundation of comedy and its profound political impact. Here Cynthia Willett and Julie Willett address the four major theories of humor—superiority, relief, incongruity, and social play—through the lens of feminist and game-changing comics such as Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Hannah Gadsby, Hari Kondabolu, and Tig Notaro. They take a radical and holistic approach to the understanding of humor, particularly of humor deployed by those from groups long relegated to the margins, and propose a powerful new understanding of humor as a force that can engender politically progressive social movements. Drawing on a range of cross-disciplinary sources, from philosophies and histories of humor to the psychology and physiology of laughter to animal studies, Uproarious offers a richer understanding of the political and cathartic potential of humor. A major new contribution to a wider dialogue on comedy, Uproarious grounds for us explorations of outsider humor and our golden age of feminist comics—showing that when women, prisoners, even animals, laugh back, comedy along with belly laughs forge new identities and alter the political climate.
Categories: Social Science