Mini-Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey

bossypantsTitle: Bossypants

Author: Tina Fey

Publisher: Reagan Arthur

Source: Gift

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5 stars copy

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. (Source: Goodreads)

Bossypants is the humor book/memoir from SNL and 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey. The book features essays from the comedian about childhood, work, marriage, babies, and general anxiety. I’ve always been a fan of Tina Fey, she was one of my idols when I was a teenager, so I was definitely excited to read this book – especially as I’ve already read Amy Poehler’s book.

I loved every moment of this book. There were really varied essays about a lot of topics, some of which were feminist topics – which I think a lot of people were expecting to see, and some were more general discussions of working in show business, having a family, being a comedian, etc. I really enjoyed all of it. I think Fey’s comedic style really comes across very clearly in the book. It certainly reads in her voice and that was great for me.

I am actually a huge fan of her writing in this book. I often find this humor/autobiography type books get a little draggy at some point but Fey kept the pace moving really well. There are some great laughs and some great photos. It definitely feels like Fey is telling you a story, as if you’re having a conversation with her. The tone is really fabulous and keeps you in the book.

I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it.

Ramble on,
Kimber


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