Bossypants by Tina Fey

10962190Before 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.

Rating: 9/10

I had a lot of fun reading this book. Tina Fey is, in my opinion, one of the funniest people in the world, and her writing and life are no different. I very rarely laugh out loud when I’m reading, even if what I’m reading is funny, but this book made me laugh so much that I tried to avoid reading it in public to avoid strange looks.

Tina Fey takes a humorous view of life and its little inconveniences that also helps the reader take life just a little less seriously. There’s something about having someone point out how some issues that seem so great, like work and family stress, will eventually pass, and that it helps if you decide to look on your life with a little bit of humor, even if you only get to do that after the fact. Also, reading about her day to day life balancing work and family makes my life look a lot less stressful and busy.

It was also fun to get a look into the world of SNL and how things work backstage. From the late nights coming with skits and the loads of take-out food that is consumed, she gives us a snippet of what it’s like to work with a group of writers for a comedy television show. I also enjoyed learning about how she came up with the idea of 30 Rock, since I enjoy that show, and all of the hoops she had to jump through in order to get the show running in the first place, much less keep it on the air once it got there.

I have always respected Tina Fey for making it in a business that is beyond a doubt male dominated – comedy. Women like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the type of people young women should be looking up to. Hard-working, independent, and hilarious individuals who strive to make the world a better and more funny place.

Reading this book would make my day a little brighter, so if you are looking for a book that will make you smile then I would definitely recommend this book. I had a lot of fun reading this book and any fan of Tina Fey should definitely read it. Even if your not a fan of Tina Fey, after reading this book, you will be. She has a strong voice that keeps your attention and leaves you wanting more. I’m looking forward to seeing what she will do next, and I’m sure that it will be great.


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