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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.
The book really had no story - it's a number of scattered anecdotes loosely pieced together. I was hoping that it would be more of an autobiography and instead I just felt like I... Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Elle
An entertaining read, but nothing to write home about. Listened to on audio which held my attention better to hear Tina Fey's quirky comments and side jokes. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Every thirty-something should read off the toilet style and get some new words with friends items also play some new cards at work. Love her. Love this. Scars make us adults.Published 1 day ago by Blair
I'm a fan of Tina Fey, but folks my age [older] don't know the people she talks about. The best part was about her determination.Published 1 day ago by William McCrone
A brave, funny, smart woman who tells all, even that men regularly pee in jars. Ha HA your secret is out guys! Read morePublished 1 day ago by dirtgirl
Some brilliant comedy segments with a lot of not so interesting stuff in between.
I think female readers would enjoy it more than male readers. Read more