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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.
I was expecting this book to be a lot funnier than it actually was. Interesting read but just ok. I wonder if it would have been better in audio book with Tina as the speaker. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Michelle S. Unterborn
Excellent story telling with giggles galore. I loved it. :)Published 6 hours ago by amy pendergrass
I was somewhat disappointed, given what I had heard from others. She certainly is very clever, though.Published 10 hours ago by Ty-Guy
Reading Bossypants is like hanging around with a friend that manages to be very funny, but not mean. Better have more kids Tina, people like you should have lots!Published 2 days ago by A. M. Harris
Absolutely loved it! Frankly, I'm scratching my head over the less than enthusiastic reviews of some readers. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Debsieo