Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Reflection on Bossypants by Tina Fey

See, this is why I don't give point system ratings. Let me explain: If you are a fan of Tina Fey and want to know more about her as a person, read the Wikipedia article about her. If, however, you want to read something very funny and witty that will make a Starbucks frappuccino squirt out your nose, pick up her memoir.

Somehow, Tina Fey (is it weird that I can't call her just Tina or just Fey?) manages to talk about her life while keeping us at more than arm's length. Between reading her memoir and asking the produce guy if they'll have eggplants anytime soon, I feel more of a personal connection to the produce guy. Just to be clear, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Tina Fey's stalkers will be greatly disappointed at the lack of full disclosure, but anyone looking for a good read will be more than satisfied.

It really was hilarious, and her witty and self-depreciating tone was very charming. She did touch on some of  her awkward childhood and college years, being a mom, and much of her professional career. I guess I was wanting to know how she even chose that career. When did she know she was funny? Has she always been funny? Is funny a gene or course you take in college? No answers here.

Overall, this is a great, light read to pick up for summer; just be careful when you have any liquids in your mouth because you *will* laugh out loud.

Love and (a book) light,



  1. You make a good point that you don't really get the sense that you know Tina Fey (I can't go with just 1 name for her either) after reading her book. I felt like I learned more about being a female working in a male comedy environment, but not too much about her.

  2. Great review. I do fancy reading it.

  3. I just finished this book this week. I'm glad I read it home because I was laughing uncontrollably so much!

  4. I think I definitely need to read this book. Thanks for posting.


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