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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bossypants by Tina Fey: Mini Book Review


by Tina Fey
Little, Brown and Company
Kobo ISBN: 9780316175869
Buy from Indigo & Kobo

Description: 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!)

 Dear Tina

Thank you so much for helping me through a painfully long wait for the Go Bus (Have had Melanoma so standing in the hot sun for over an hour is the definition of hell) After laughing my ass off for over an hour I barely even noticed the bus was late. While reading I was impressed with how you seem to be just a down to earth, intelligent, honest and  extremely funny women. (either that or you are just extremely talented at faking it) Your chapter on breastfeeding was beautifully written and really hit the nail on the head and expressed how I felt. I totally snorted out loud when you mentioned the "tit nazis" as I also had similar experiences with those horrendous women, who I had nicknamed "breast nazi's." (Hmm, I think I came up with it first, can I sue you or something -- I really could use some new floors) You also wonderfully expressed my feelings about the battle between working moms and stay at home moms with your quote "I think we should be kind to one another about it, I think we should agree to blame the children."  Honestly, it isn't our place to judge, lets just support each other and work together to raise the next generation.  A happy mother is a good mother in my opinion, and I believe your child will not end up like so many children of celebrities because you love what you do and because of your values and beliefs. 

Now down to the real reason I have now become your fan -- you don't drive. Now I have a retaliation for every time someone mentions my lack of a drivers license.  Now I can just say -- hey Tina Fey doesn't drive and look how cool she is.

I have to be honest I have never seen an episode of 30 Rock but you can bet your ass after reading your "memoir" that I will be picking up a full set of the DVD's this weekend.

Thanks from your newest fan

PS to be honest I have never seen you on Saturday Night Live either -- but I did enjoy Date Night 

4.5 Dewey's (Took off a half a dewey because I totally wanted the book to be longer, since I was enjoying it so much)


  1. Okay, how do you not have a license?! I went 6 weeks without driving after I had Gage and getting back into the car was like getting my freedom back. But I do live in the suburbs. It's much easier to avoid driving if you're in the city.
    I love Tina, loved her on SNL and have grown to love 30 Rock. I didn't really love it at first, so give it a chance.

  2. I know I'm such a freak LOL! I do know how to drive in case of an emergancy though, that's gotta count for something. Thanks for the heads up about giving 30 Rock a chance