Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Reads: Bossypants by Tina Fey

BossypantsFINALLY!  A book worth reading.  It seems like I've had my fair share of duds lately.  Picking up a few too many non-fiction books has been weighing me down and the fact that I have abandoned half of them before finishing them - depressing.  I used to credit myself with being able to read through ANYTHING.  Not so - apparently.

But then there was Bossypants.  Tina Fey's laugh-out-loud funny tome was just what the doctor ordered! J had warned me months ago, via her blog, that it was not to be read in public.  Did I listen to her?  Nope...totally didn't.  Did I almost snort barley soup out my nose...yep, might have almost happened while reading at lunch.

In large part this is a memoir.  Fey was in sketch comedy at a time that was a turning point for women in the business and she tells, with great hilarity, the lessons she learned along the way while sharing some incredible stories of how she made it.  There's a little something for everyone, but this will be especially appreciated by those girls who lived on the fringe of the "in" crowd.  I particularly loved her motherhood tangents (of course).  

This one is a quick read - I finished it in a couple of short sessions.   Highly recommended.  Somehow, Fey manages to turn the little things in life into hilarious memories.  I loved every page. 

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