I can’t believe I almost forgot about this book! Bossypants is Tina Fey’s memoir about her childhood, getting her start in improv at Second City, becoming an SNL star with her portrayal of Sarah Palin, becoming a mother, and her new venture with 30 Rock. I think Tina Fey is really funny (and I usually hate comedians, so that’s saying something). I enjoyed Mean Girls (of course), and I’m a big fan of 30 Rock as well, so I was really pleased that Tina’s humor came across just as well in her writing.
I loved that Tina seemed really down to earth. Maybe it’s because she wasn’t truly famous until the Sarah Palin thing (according to her book), or maybe it has to do with driving long distances in a van and spending crazy long hours performing improv for Second City, but she always came across as genuine, hardworking, and passionate about comedy. If you’re a fan of funny stories about awkward adolescent moments, working your way up to the top, or comedians in general, you’ll really enjoy Bossypants.
Rating: Pretty Darn Good