Bossypants by Tina Fey

If you’re familiar with this blog, then you know Bossypants was one of my Spring/ Summer must-reads.  This is ironic, because I never used to think I was a Tina Fey fan.

While I’ll always hold a soft spot in my heart for Mean Girls, I didn’t think Saturday Night Live was funny when she was on it (nor do I find it funny now).  For that reason, I also never gave 30 Rock a fair chance, until quite recently.

There are two main reasons why I just never gave Tina Fey a fair chance: one, SNL wasn’t funny when she was on it, and two, like the rest of Hollywood, she speaks about politics publicly way too much (you’re an entertainer, so dance, monkey, dance!).  I digress.  After all, this is not to be a Tina-Fey-bashing post.

In fact, I actually have some praise.

Bossypants is actually good.  Much funnier than I expected after all of the unfunny SNL skits (and let’s not forget the shitshow that was Baby Mama).

Bossypants book back cover

And yes, I know, this book is not new.  One day I’ll review some current titles, but hey, I’m still catching up on my mountainous reading list (follow me on Goodreads to see what I mean).

By the way, for anyone who didn’t know, Bossypants is Tina Fey’s autobiography; and it’s a pretty funny book.

This book had me laughing out loud.  Tina Fey’s ability to make fun of herself is a quality more people really need.  Life is short; none of us really know what’s going to happen next, so nothing should ever be taken too seriously.

There’s a good chunk of stories in this book that had me laughing while I read.  Here’s just one example:

The haircut was cropped close on the sides, fuller on top, with two long Liza Minnelli-esque wisps that hung down like peyes.  I loved it.  Then I asked whether we needed the wisps, but once it was explained to me that they were mandatory, I went back to loving it.

Nerd no more, this new cut let people see the real me that was inside– a mother of four who was somehow also a virgin.

-Tina Fey, Bossypants

If you’re looking for a good, light-hearted read to make you laugh this Summer, I definitely recommend this one.  Comment below if you’ve already read it, and tell me what you think!

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