Friday, August 5, 2011


I love to laugh.  I also love reading autobiographies.  So when Tina Fey's new book Bossypants was released, I immediately added it to the top of my queue.   I was already a huge fan, so I knew the book would be life changing.  Plus, I had a credit that needed to be used.

The book is short and an easy read.  Of course, I actually listened to the audiobook version of this book, which I feel is significant because: a) Tina reads the book herself and b) the reading of the book was geared towards audio, and there were obvious tweaks to the story geared at people listening rather than reading.  If you are thinking about trying an audiobook, this is a great one to start with.  


The book takes you from Tina's beginnings in college theater, through her time at SNL and 30 Rock.  She gives a lot of behind the scenes details that are very interesting if you have watched her shows.  She explains how she came to play Sara Palin on the famous SNL political skits, and what it was like meeting her in person.  Most importantly, she discusses how she balances her personal life as a wife and mother with her hectic work schedule.  She made me laugh pretty much the entire time.  

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.  I enjoy her sarcastic wit, and there is nothing I would change about the book at all.  In fact, I was kinda sad when it was over.  Next up, Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me.  I can't wait, because I just love her too!


Josie said...

I want to read this SO badly! I love Tina Fey.
xo Josie

Rachel said...

I'm a fan of autobiographies too. And obviously Tina Fey is awesome so this sounds like a great combination!x

colleen said...

this book has been on my list for a long time. i'll get to it someday - it looks great!

Adele said...

Thanks for the review, must check it out xoxo

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

id really like to read this. xxxxx

Stephanie said...

I loved this book! I read it on the plane flying to/from Chicago and I couldn't stop laughing. In fact, I started laughing before I opened the book just by reading the "praise" on the back cover!

Jessica Gitler said...

very awesome, I can't wait to read this now, thanks!! i did read chelsea handler's first book when I was in thailand and loved it!! hope her new one is just as good!!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

This is news to me. Will check it out.

Katie said...

This book had me laughing out loud, I loved it :)

kcomekarolina said...


xoxo from rome

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I have been wanting to read this! I love her :)

Grace said...

I didn't know Tina Fey wrote a book? What are the odds...hahaa

I love Tina Fey. She never ceases to make me laugh, might have to give this book a try!


The Many Colours of Happiness said...

This book sounds fantastic, I can't wait to read it!

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