Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:
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!)

MY TAKE:
I was looking for a funny book to read, and this sounded perfect.

In Bossypants, Tina Fey shares stories from her life, as well as some tips based on her life experiences.

I definitely enjoyed this book. There were plenty of sarcastic and self-deprecating comments that had me laughing out loud. She was able to take even the crappiest and least happy moments of her life and make funny jokes about it.

Of her stories, though, my favorites were the ones that included Amy Poehler. On their own, they are already formidable comedians, but together, they are absolutely brilliant. The book devoted some pages to the Sarah Palin impressions that Tina Fey did on Saturday Night Live. I remember that I couldn't stop laughing when I first saw that years ago, so I decided to watch it again on Youtube. I'm happy to say that the skit still made me laugh.  

THE GOOD:

  1. The book has plenty of positive and encouraging messages.
  2. There are lots of funny lines.
  3. It's a nice book to read when you're feeling down.

THE BAD:

  1. Some may not think that the sarcastic lines are funny. 

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. 
READ IT IF:

  1. You are a Tina Fey fan.
  2. You enjoy sarcastic and self-deprecating humor.
  3. You love reading memoirs. 

RATING:
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