Thursday, September 12, 2013
Audio Book Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey
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!)
Bossypants by Tina Fey read by Tina Fey was just what I hoped it would be.
Narrator Voice: 10 this reflects how great it is to hear Fey read her own words. Inflection is everything.
Absurdity: 10! Fey is hilarious and at her best in one-offs and wacky asides. They are what made me laugh the most.
Level of Paranormal Romance: Sadly, it doesn't apply. (But just imagine how awesome it would be if it did.)
Level of Harry-Potterness 3. No matter how much I love Tina Fey, I still don't love memoirs. They just don't draw me in. I think I liked this book in spite of the fact that it is a memoir mostly because I love Fey's sense of humor. If you like 30 Rock, this is for you.