Review: Bossypants — Tina Fey

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Book List:
21. Why Men Lie — Linden MacIntyre
22. My Dear I Wanted to Tell You — Louisa Young
23. Phaedrus — Plato
24. The First Wife — Emily Barr
25. The Last Boyfriend — Nora Roberts
26. Love in the Time of Cholera — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
27. Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes — Kamal Al-Solaylee
28. Arranged — Catherine McKenzie
29. Bossypants — Tina Fey

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.

Hi! I’m down here! Is there some way I could make it easier to distinguish where the synopsis starts and my talking begins? Would italicizing the synopsis help? Let me know!

Remember when I was deciding between Tina Fey and Tucker Max? Well, thanks to Brian’s bullying gentle cajoling, I read Bossypants first because he lent it to me and he wanted to be able to talk about it with me. So yes, Brian, now we can talk about Bossypants. And thanks for lending it to me.

So I  just came home from my granny’s surprise birthday party and I am super tired. So no legitimate review today. But here’s the nitty-gritty on Bossypants: Tina Fey is hilarious and ridiculously smart, and I love that she discussed feminist issues (like women in comedy) really intelligently. The whole book was a great mix of laugh-out-loud anecdotes and insightful commentary on society. My personal favourite chapter was “The Mother’s Prayer for Its Daughter.”

Yes, you should definitely buy it. Bossypants is worth the hype.

Next book: Little Bee — Chris Cleave

– Kelsey


2 thoughts on “Review: Bossypants — Tina Fey

  1. This review was so charming! I absolutely agree about everything. It was such an enjoyable read, and she does come off as one of the most intelligent women currently getting attention in pop culture.
    Also, if you’re ever wanting another entertaining (if not super-highbrow) autobiography, I recommend Rob Lowe’s Stories I Only Tell My Friends. It’s cute, a quick read, and just a bit name-droppy.

    • Aw, thanks! Also: she really is! I mean, even if it hadn’t been totally funny I still would have loved it for her intelligence. Rob Lowe: I saw the book in Chapters, and it looks really good! I’ll put it on my reading list, thanks for recommending it. 🙂

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