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!)
(Story synopsis from Goodreads.com)
My Goodreads rating: 4/5 Stars = “Really liked it”
Bossypants by Tina Fey was my airport buy on my recent trip to Boston. (As a traveling tradition, I buy a new book at the airport bookstore each trip.) I had been wanting to read Bossypants, but just had not gotten my hands on a copy of the book before this.
I really enjoyed this book and loved the humor and conversational tone that Tina Fey uses in her writing. Fey has created a book that appeals to many audiences as she discusses many different topics, that include her career, family and the realities of playing Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live.” Fey even states at the beginning of the book that she has a little bit of something for everyone who is reading her book:
“Congratulations on your purchase of this American-made genuine book. Each component of this book was selected to provide you with maximum book performance, whatever your reading needs may be. If you are a woman and you bought this book for practical tips on how to make it in a male-dominated workplace here they are…Perhaps you’re a parent and you bought this book to learn how to raise an achievement-oriented, drug-free, adult virgin. You’ll find that too…Maybe you bought this book because you love Sarah Palin and you want to find reasons to hate me. We’ve got that!…”
I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I bought Bossypants, but I’m so glad that I did. Tina Fey is funny, real, and inspirational all at the same time. She has created a book that’s relatable and humorous in her way of presenting life and everything that goes along with it. Bossypants is a great, fun read that I would recommend to anyone.