Sunday, February 8, 2015


Review by Kristen

Tina Fey. The woman, the myth, the legend. You may know her from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, or hosting The Golden Globes. And if you don’t, then you've probably been living under a rock or in a desolate area with absolutely no access to the outside world- or North Korea. She’s a gift not only to entertainment, but to women of the world. In her autobiography Bossypants, Fey affirms the fact that it’s okay to be funny, quirky and female, and this combination in turn makes you fabulous, and in her case extraordinarily successful.

The book is a recollection of stories from her youth, to her making it big in Hollywood. And the lure and charm is in her humor. Told only as Tina Fey can tell her life story, she uses her wit to reveal how she became the woman she is today, and also make light of adversities she faced to obtain such a stature. She’ll put a smile on your face as she explains how her cruise ship almost sunk on her honeymoon and also reminisces about her horrible job as a recent college graduate, something to which any college student can relate. She even gets personal and shares one of the fondest memories for any woman, the detailed story of her first pap smear. It’s a bonding experience.

She also offers her professional insight into television, acting, writing, and improvisation. Aside from being delightfully hilarious, Fey depicts what it’s like to attain success in show business and the pros and cons attached to it. From working with difficult people, to interviewing for a writing position at SNL, to being “the boss”, she discloses the realities of the glamorous life of the rich and famous.

This is the perfect book if you’re looking for a laugh, need a reason to further love or hate Tina Fey, or just want an easy read. But despite your motivation behind reading Bossypants, there’s an important message to take away from it. It’s healthy to make fun of yourself, and “You’re nobody until someone calls you bossy.” 

Buy it here!

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