Bossypants, Tina Fey


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  1. Anna M. Says:

    Summary: Bossypants is Tina Fey’s partial autobiography and guide to running the world. She comically shares stories of her personal life and her start into show business: from her awkward teenage summers at a youth theater camp to her immensely popular Sarah Palin vs. Hilary Clinton skit to her days at Saturday Night Live. Fey recounts her first memories of “finding her woman-hood” along with sharing her humorous take on society’s view of a perfect female. Tina strives to find a funny-take on adulthood and what it means, “to be the boss of people.”

    Evaluation: Although her success in comedic films and writing a multi-Emmy-winning sitcom has served her life in more ways than one, Tina Fey shines a light on her biggest accomplishment—her daughter. I particularly enjoyed this part of the guide/autobiography (guideography?), because I particularly enjoy reading about famous people and their struggles with pampers and three-a.m. tantrums. It’s not because I like to hear about someone’s sleepless-night, but it shows a great deal of humbleness. That’s what struck the most in Bossypants—Tina Fey is a levelheaded woman who knows how to balance her life—never putting one aspect above the other, no matter how difficult life seems. She can go from reminiscing about her first meeting with Oprah Winfrey to her daughter’s Peter-Pan themed birthday party all in one chapter. Her life seems overwhelming but she shows that she is capable of handling it, with a few embarrassing moments down the road.

    Rating: 4 stars out of 5

    Recommendations: The Fault in Our Stars, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Rapture of Canaan

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