Monday, July 25, 2011
One of the biggest books to hit the shelves this spring was “Bossypants” by Tina Fey. Bossypants is an autobiography. In it Tina Fey tells about her life from childhood to her most recent successes. Instead of being one big story about her life, though, it’s more like a collection of fun stories about important times that she remembers from her life. And of course, they are hilarious.
I enjoy Tina Fey’s writing style. I felt like I was sitting in a room with a good friend and just sharing stories about things in our lives. Of course my end of the conversation would not have as much witty banter as Tina’s. But I truly enjoyed hearing her stories about growing up, coming of age, and making it in the industry she’s in.
Many people know Tina Fey solely from her Saturday Night Live years. She was part of that show for a long time as a writer, later a Weekend Update star, and eventually involved in skits. She shares some of her ups and downs there, as well as leaving for her own show 30 Rock.
If Tina Fey intrigues you, I recommend picking up this book. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I really read it just to learn more about her, but I felt like I was having a conversation with a friend and it make her so much more endearing to me. I just really enjoyed her writing style. I hope that someday she’ll write another book, maybe about parenting. I’m sure she has a great perspective on that, especially since the birth of her 2nd child recently.
You can find Bossypants by Tina Fey in bookstores and online.
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own.*