Friday, 27 January 2012

Bossypants - Tina Fey

Goodreads Summary: Tina Fey’s new book Bossypants is short, messy, and impossibly funny (an apt description of the comedian herself). From her humble roots growing up in Pennsylvania to her days doing amateur improv in Chicago to her early sketches on Saturday Night Live, Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy with equal doses of wit, candor, and self-deprecation. Some of the funniest chapters feature the differences between male and female comedy writers ("men urinate in cups"), her cruise ship honeymoon ("it’s very Poseidon Adventure"), and advice about breastfeeding ("I had an obligation to my child to pretend to try"). But the chaos of Fey’s life is best detailed when she’s dividing her efforts equally between rehearsing her Sarah Palin impression, trying to get Oprah to appear on 30 Rock, and planning her daughter’s Peter Pan-themed birthday. Bossypants gets to the heart of why Tina Fey remains universally adored: she embodies the hectic, too-many-things-to-juggle lifestyle we all have, but instead of complaining about it, she can just laugh it off.

Why I Read This Book: I read this book because I love funny people, and I love when they write books, and Tina Fey is adorable in her dry, witty comedy. Plus, there was pictures!

Review: I liked this book, however not as much as I was expecting to. It was funny, it was really funny in a lot of places. I kept BF up at night while I giggled in bed over Don Fey, the cruise, and other stories. What kept me from loving this book was that it had the underlying assumption that I love 30 Rock and SNL, which although I would say I watched a lot of SNL in high school, my sleeping schedule sort of keeps me from seeing it very often these days. As for 30 Rock, as much as I bet I would love it, I spend way more time reading than watching TV, so there were parts of the book (big chunks) that I found kind of boring to get through. But it's worth the read anyway, I was just expecting to pee myself, that's all.


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