This is by far one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. I'm so glad I listened to it rather than just read it because Tina Fey reads it, and it's just perfect that way. The voices she does, the inflections she uses...I couldn't imagine experiencing this book any other way. I laughed out loud over and over throughout and found a lot of her insights about SNL and especially the 2008 presidential campaign to be fascinating. Made my commute actually enjoyable!
This is a wonderful book to listen to! Tina Fey is dang funny, and as the narrator of her own story-- it's perfect. I was laughing out ooud and wanted more. I'm picky about audiobooks, as in I'm not a huge fan. But I will read ones that are funny and read by good people.
I was first tempted by this audiobook when visiting my sister. She had just purchased it and raved about the content and the unique style that Fey exhibits as a reader. As soon as I returned home, I requested both the book and the audiobook and while the book is hilarious, I must admit that the audiobook is even more so. Fey's style of writing is only enhanced when she reads. There are many sections of the book that I read and smiled at, but when she read them, I laughed out loud.
The content of the book is phenomenal. From her humble beginnings as a frumpy child and teenager to her current status as a witty writer and performer (but according to herself, still frumpy). The most lovable aspect of Fey is that even though she is smart and funny, she still finds herself in awkward or embarrassing situations. For example, when told that NBC was going to pick up 30 Rock, her nervous reaction was, "Your welcome!" Having done similar things, I immediately related to her and found her verbal slip endearing.
The hunch that I get from listening to her talk about herself is that Fey will never suffer from a large ego. She knocks herself down enough while still appearing to have confidence. It seems to be a delicate balance that she succeeds at keeping. I enjoyed listening to this so much that after I returned it, I immediately put it on hold again!