Monday, May 11, 2015

"Do your thing and don't care if they like it"

Bossypants by Tina Fey
She bossy
OMG, Floor, she's onto us.

I know why you bought this book. Or should I say, I know why you borrowed this book from that woman at your office.

And no, Mrs. Tina Fey, it's not because I'm interested in your secret beauty regimen.

I wanted to read your "memoir" because I -

  1. Absolutely adored your Sarah Palin spoof rampage on SNL;
  2. Think you and Amy Poehler have been slaying the award shows;
  3. Loved you in Date Night with Steve Carrell;
  4. Am forever indebted to you for creating 30 Rock;
  5. Applaud you for making Mean Girls (which remains relevant to this day).

Date Night quote

Obviously I wanted to know if you were hilarious in book-form also. 

(Spoiler: she absolutely is, folks.)

The skinny

Through a series of loosely connected chapter essays, Tina Fey chronicles her youthful days as a nerd, her run at Saturday Night Live, her pursuit of physical beauty, her life as a mother, her long days at 30 Rock, and so much more. Part memoir, part autobiography, part philosophy of women in the entertainment industry, and all amazingly funny, Bossypants is your window into the amazing comedian that is Tina Fey.

The review

I could simply not put this book down. It's razor sharp, insightful, laugh-out-loud funny, and candidly self-depreciating, proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the SNL and 30 Rock star is one of the leading ladies of comedy. Wait, that's selling her short. She's one of the funniest comedians out there, point blank. As Fey expertly and hilariously tears down gender roles and sexism in business and life, Bossypants teaches us that smart girls can indeed finish first.

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