Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bossypants by Tina Fey

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Book Summary
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!)

Flo's Review
Oh man...I gave Yes Please 5 stars and it was an amazing book, but if that one was 5 stars then this one is 5 stars plus? I really really enjoyed this book. Like with Yes Please, I listened to this on audio. I think I especially love doing that with autobiographies/memoirs because how you are receiving it is exactly how the author intended it. I think it especially helps with comedians because they have the perfect timing, pacing and voices for the different stories. This one didn't have guest appearances, but so many of the stories literally have me laughing out loud as I drove around.

I loved the chapters on photo shoots, Tina's responses to Internet comments, and the holidays. The chapter on Oprah, Sarah Palin, and Alice's birthday party was perfect. Like with Amy's book, I enjoyed the behind the scenes glimpses of life at Saturday Night Live.  The only thing I don't love about Bossypants is the cover. Which is why I didn't use it in this blog post.

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