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Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2011: Tina Fey’s new book Bossypants is short, messy, and impossibly funny (an apt description of the comedian herself). From her humble roots growing up in Pennsylvania to her days doing amateur improv in Chicago to her early sketches on Saturday Night Live, Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy with equal doses of wit, candor, and self-deprecation. Some of the funniest chapters feature the differences between male and female comedy writers ("men urinate in cups"), her cruise ship honeymoon ("it’s very Poseidon Adventure"), and advice about breastfeeding ("I had an obligation to my child to pretend to try"). But the chaos of Fey’s life is best detailed when she’s dividing her efforts equally between rehearsing her Sarah Palin impression, trying to get Oprah to appear on 30 Rock, and planning her daughter’s Peter Pan-themed birthday. Bossypants gets to the heart of why Tina Fey remains universally adored: she embodies the hectic, too-many-things-to-juggle lifestyle we all have, but instead of complaining about it, she can just laugh it off. --Kevin Nguyen--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Entertaining -- maybe a tad overhyped. I was happy to learn about Tina Fey's formative years. Since I'm not an avid fan of 30 Rock or some of her other work, I didn't have the... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Matthew De Silva
Really funny. I love her sense of humor. It's very approachable.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Not just hilariously entertaining but also incredibly informative. Tina Fey is a great role model for women everywhere!!!!Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was a hard start because I did not get the references to her early career. However, once I got into the bulk of the book I found it hilarious with good advice for women. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ren
I finally read this book and it was totally dirty the wait...Tina Fey is my spirit animal lol...#tinaturnupPublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer