If you're a frequent reader of this blog, you probably have picked up on the fact that I am a huge Tina Fey fan. That being said, I have of course read her new book, Bossypants, which is all about her childhood/teen years, college experience, family and married life, time in Chicago, time at Saturday Night Live, and time at 30 Rock, as well as body image and posing for magazine covers, among other things. My favorite chapters were the following:
- Delaware County Summer Showtime!
- That's Don Fey
- Climbing Old Rag Mountain
- Remembrances of Being Very, Very Skinny
- Remembrances of Being a Little Bit Fat
- A Childhood Dream, Realized
- Amazing, Gorgeous, Not Like That
- Sarah, Oprah, and Captain Hook
- The Mother's Prayer for Its Daughter
That is not to say I didn't thoroughly enjoy the other chapters, because I definitely did. I highly recommend this book if you (a) are a Tina Fey fan, (b) if you are a SNL or 30 Rock fan, (c) you like to laugh, and/or (d) you are a woman. Men certainly enjoy it as well (like this guy), it's just that she discusses a lot of issues women can relate to rather than simply understand. So if any of a-d apply to you, go read Bossypants now! Consider it your first summer reading assignment ; )
Have you read Bossypants? What did you think?
If you liked Bossypants or are just a Tina Fey fan in general, check out this 2002 EW article.
The awesome-ness of Tina Fey writing a book has me pumped for Mindy Kaling's book this fall!