Sunday, September 16, 2012

CBR4 #29 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've been a big fan of Tina Fey, from her Saturday Night Live days. I was excited to see that she wrote a memoir.  One of my friends listened to the audiobook version of this book and enjoyed it as well.  

Most of book is written tongue in cheek, so if you are looking for a serious memoir this book is not for you.  I hadn't realized that she grew up in the Philadelphia area.  I enjoyed the photos of herself and her family.  Tina is a great role model for breaking the stereotypes and boundaries within the entertainment industry.  This book is a light hearted and funny read. 

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