Jan 172013
 

Bossypants by Tina Fey

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.

I thought since the author of this book was Tina Fey, it would be very funny. There was a little humor in the book, but I didn’t think it was as funny as some of the reviews made me think it would be. As a biography though, it was really good. She didn’t hold back as she took the reader on a journey through her career.

I loved reading about her family. Especially the parts about her dad and the time her and her husband’s family spent together each Christmas.

My one complaint is her potty mouth. I can handle most cuss words, but this book had words that men should never say, much less a woman. Just isn’t necessary!

  8 Responses to “Book Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey”

  1. My favorite part of this book was that she encouraged women to support each other rather than compete against each other.

  2. I haven’t read this one, I’m a little reluctant, even though it’s a Reagan book.

  3. This book is on my TBR list. I really need to get to the library. Thanks for the comments

  4. I listened to this on audio and I wonder if that experience makes it work better.

  5. Thanks for the honest review. I hate books full of potty mouth words, I think sometimes they use it for filler.

  6. Interesting to see that her book isn’t as funny as she is on her shows. I like a book about her family life. Too bad about the potty mouth.

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