Friday, September 2, 2011


This book was hysterical.  Laughing until I cried, rolling around on the floor, unable to breathe, funny.  Tina Fey's kind-of memoir doesn't cover anything truly ground-breaking, but she explains her rise to comedy heavy-hitter via Tina Fey impersonations, friendly but bitchy gays from high school,  YMCA receptionist in Chicago, and Second City improvisor.  On the way, she covers her horrible honeymoon, the first years of 30 Rock, a very brief description of how she got that infamous scar, an afternoon spent with Monica Lewinsky, why she hired the people she did for her TV show, and being a powerful woman in comedy.  I call it a "kind-of" memoir because there are essays about being female in a male-dominated workplace and fake letters to the Internet (among others).  And that cover...
Although there aren't heaps on adventure in Bossypants, I couldn't put it down.  And, somehow, I appreciated Tina Fey even more after reading it.  How is that possible?  I thought I couldn't like her more.


  1. For those of us who know Abbi, knows it doesn't take much to have you rolling on the floor laughing - but with that said.....I will be reading this one! (Mommi)

  2. I wasn't quite rolling on the floor laughing --but I have laughed out loud -- especially that picture of her illustrating the flattering "shag" haircut!!! She is incredibly funny. Thanks for the recommendation. It's a nice break from my summer marathon reading of the "Prey" books by John Sanford. I love those!!! G'ma