Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Review - Bossypants by Tina Fey

Title: Bossypants (Amazon)
Author: Tina Fey
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Book/Little, Brown and Company         
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 275
Genre: Humor
Source: Library

Before Liz Lemon, before  "Weekend Update,"  "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!) (Goodreads)

Kim’s Take: I absolutely love Tina Fey! I loved her on SNL and 30 Rock is one of my favorite shows. So when I heard she had a book out, I HAD to read it. And it does not disappoint.

If you are at all familiar with Tina Fey, you understand her style of humor. And her book is written in the same way. The book covers some of her growing up, her early start in improv and stand-up, boyfriends, and her gay friends. She is even hysterical when writing about how she had her face slashed by a stranger in an alley when she was a small child. Only Tina Fey could make that situation humorous.

I wouldn’t even know where to begin to describe all of the funny subjects she writes about since it’s really a little of everything. She writes about her years on SNL, starting her own show, motherhood, family, her first job, her harrowing honeymoon, and her weight. Nothing is off limits to her. About gay prejudice and phobia she writes, “Gay people don’t actually try to convert people. That’s Jehovah’s Witnesses you’re thinking of.” I swear every other sentence in the book had me laughing.

This book is a must if you are a fan of Tina Fey or comedy in general. I’ve read books by other comedians and they honestly did not come close to producing the laughter that Bossypants did!

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  1. I love Tina Fey! I've been wanting to read this but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm glad it doesn't disappoint! : ) Nice review.

    Ann @Semisweet

  2. I've really been wanting to read this!! I love Tina Fey, she's so funny! I'll definitely have to see if our library has this. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love Tina Fey, she's hilarious!!! That cover is crazy funny. Great review!!

  4. I do love Tina Fey - Well, from SNL and MeanGirls, mostly, I'm not a fan of 30 Rock.

    I don't usually read memoir but this sounds funny.