Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A Reflection on Bossypants by Tina Fey
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,