Sunday, May 22, 2011 Posted by Dina N
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.
(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)
Bossypants, Tina Fey's hilarious autobiography, is as entertaining to read as Tina is to watch. From the cover art to the humorous satire on the back of the dust jacket, Tina's book never disappoints. She is funny, honest and self-deprecating. Ms. Fey shares amusing tidbits about her childhood, her family and her honeymoon. She gives her readers a fascinating look behind the scenes of improv comedy, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Some of my favorite parts of the book are the chapter on juggling family and career, the one on breastfeeding v. formula, and of course The Mother's Prayer for Her Daughter that I shared on this blog a couple of weeks ago.
Bossypants was published last month by Reagan Arthur Books, a division of Hachette Book Group.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher.