Author: Tina Fey
277 pages, Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Buy The Book: Amazon
Summary: On her way to becoming an award-winning superstar, Tina Fey struggled through some questionable haircuts, some after-school jobs, the rise of nachos as a cultural phenomenon, a normal childhood, a happy marriage and joyful motherhood. Her story must be told! Fey’s pursuit of the perfect beauty routine may actually give you laugh lines, and her depiction of her whirlwind tour of duty as the Other Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live takes you behind the scenes of a comedy event that transfixed the nation. Now, Fey can reflect on what she’s learned: You’re no one until someone calls you bossy. (Summary provided by Reagan Arthur Books.)
I bought a Kindle edition of Bossypants by Tina Fey the same day one of my best friends told me she was about to begin reading it. What would occur over the next day and a half of our reading the hilarious memoir would be a barrage of text messages between two friends separated geographically by a few states (but brought together nonetheless) laughing over the smart, well-written and extremely irreverent book.
Being a former high school drama nerd, I could totally relate to the stories Tina told about her teen years spent as part of a local theater group and the odd social politics that being a member of the group entailed. I laughed out loud at the pictures of the many hairdos she had over the years that she bravely shared in the book. But what really interested me were the stories Tina shared about her show business beginnings in Second City and Saturday Night Live. Among her backstage tales included a Second City tour with a cast that included Amy Poehler, an anthrax scare at 30 Rock, and her time spent playing Sarah Palin on a nearly weekly basis during the 2008 presidential election.
I really enjoyed Bossypants. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I’m going to purchase the hard cover and read it again. I also want like to thank Tina Fey for adding the word “medth” to my vocabulary. Want to know what I’m talking about? Sorry, you’re just gonna have to read Bossypants.
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