Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey is an incredibly busy woman, and one that has gotten pretty high in the comedy world. Starting as a teenager at a YMCA, she eventually landed a job as a writer at SNL, then a cast member at SNL, and finally her own show 30 Rock. This book outlays how Tina got there as well as her advice.

I didn't find any of the book laugh-out-loud funny, however there were parts that were entertaining. The thing that bothered me the most about this book, and why I didn't wholeheartedly enjoy it is that everything was glossed over. I felt like Tina never really delved in to her childhood and how she came to be an improv master. She also glossed over most of how SNL worked and how 30 Rock came to be. The only thing that was thoroughly explored was Fey's Sarah Palin impression. I enjoyed this part of the book, if only the rest of the book could have been like this.

I expected more from this book, though I give Fey props for all the hours she puts in while still raising a kid.

First Line: "Welcome friend, congratulations on your purchase of this American-made genuine book."


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