Bossypants

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.(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)

Reviews

Reviewed: 2017-01-29

Funny, of course. Even made me look at certain hot-button issues in a different light.

Reviewed: 2016-10-04

When I purchased this audiobook, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I knew there would be moments in the book that I found funny, but wasn't sure what the rest of the book would be about.  

First, this book was very funny.  There were many moments where I was laughing out loud only to be looked at strangely by the people near me.  I was surprised at how this book managed to incorporate humor into almost every aspect of her life.  This includes when she briefly discusses her face being slashed when she was very young, and her cruise ship catching on fire during her honeymoon.  While i certainly appreciated the humor, there were some moments when it felt forced and almost as if I was watching an old television sitcom with the "crowd laughing" sound bit.  

One of lessons I took from this book is that even the funniest and seemingly most confident people have inner demons that they are trying to work through.  For Fey, it was her awkward teenage years until she was finally hired at Saturday Night Live.  Constantly struggling to be noticed by her peers, and catch the attention of a guy that usually had no idea she existed.  This is something many high school students can relate to and often struggle with.  

She goes on to talk about body insecurities, thick eyebrows, pasty and doughy white skin.  While the delivery of this is very funny, the truth is within message.  Fey grew up very insecure, felt like an outsider, doubted her abilities almost the entire way.  However, she pushed through it anyway and continues to push herself to new limits today.  This book is certainly one that I would recommend to learners of all ages!  

Reviewed: 2015-05-05

This book is by far my favorite memoir of all time! Tina Fey is so brilliant and hilarious! She and I have a lot in common and it is so fun to read about how she overcame some of the similar struggles we have both experienced. 

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