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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!)
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- ASIN: B00HTJOK92
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 31, 2012
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I find Tina Fey a funny and talented comedian, and I love watching her performances, but in this book she either completely sells herself short on her capabilities, or she was the luckiest person repeatedly to have built up her career as successfully as she did. That's what she makes it sound in her book.
There are some really sweet and funny stories in the book, and truths about her personal life, and that was very enjoyable to listen to.
"Bossypants" is loosely an autobiography, in the vein of David Sedaris. In other words, it skips around in time and cherry-picks interesting stories from Fey's life. I actually read the newest Sedaris book at the same time as "Bossypants," and both authors share the same observational type humor that often relies on cutting/hilarious descriptions of people and their foibles. For example, Fey's stories about working at a Chicago-area YMCA often revolved around her deskmate, Donna, whom she describes as "an enigma wrapped in bacon wrapped in a crescent roll."
If you've seen Fey's comedy, then you know what to expect. "Bossypants" is very funny but also fairly poignant at times, especially when Fey discusses her daughter. She also clearly is proud to be a female who succeeded in the male-dominated comedy culture. Some readers may get a bit tired of that message, but Fey never takes herself too seriously -- as soon as she builds herself up as a pioneer of female comedy, she'll depict herself as foolish or petty. All for a good laugh.
Note: This review is for the Kindle version. The transfer to e-book seems to have been done carefully, and I did not see any obvious errors that would affect the reading of "Bossypants" on Kindle.