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Book Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey


When I heard that Tina Fey had a book coming out and this was the first chapter I read, I quickly went over to my local library's website to put my name down to hold it. I was number 64. Other than the Harry Potter phenomenon, I'd never been that late to the game. However, to my surprise, the 63 people in front of me were very fast readers. I had it within two weeks.

(A miracle being as I'm STILL waiting for Mad Men from my January listing at number 36! Not that I'm bitter and impatient...)

This book is not really a memoir, it's more of a collection of humorous stories--chapters (ha)--in her life that begin with being small and ending with 30 Rock Season ___. I don't often read comedic stories, but I am a huge fan of David Sedaris (but to be clear, the older David Sedaris, his new stuff is a little bland for my taste) and I love to laugh out loud when reading a book. Especially in public.

This book is hilarious and very conversationalist. If you're able to pick up her slang and sarcasm throughout the book, don't care about a mild dose of lewdness between reads, and are interested in how a large TV production office works, this is the book for you! Okay that last part made it sound boring, but it really was a good beach read. Just under 300 pages, I flew through this in about two days. I think just about anyone who has seen the mock Palin and Clinton together would get a kick out of this book, ya know, if you like that kind of humor. Damn teenagers. Bossypants gets 4 out of 5 stars for fun and hilarity!


julie k said…
I'm number 75 in the queue. Glad to hear it moves fast!
kylee said…
Just started this book last night. It's definitely written a bit unusually, but I can see how it will keep me laughing throughout!

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