I love Tina Fey. I loved her in Mean Girls, on 30 Rock and, of course, Saturday Night Live. On my recent trip to New York City I picked up a copy of Bossypants at the SNL Exhibition. And, surprise surprise, this brilliant autobiography did nothing but cement my love for her even more.
So, what is there to love about Bossypants, besides everything? For starters, I love how Tina just tells it (and by "it," I mean everything from impersonating Sarah Palin to her struggles with breastfeeding) like it is. I also love that Tina's voice can be heard throughout the entire thing. That's not an easy thing for an author to do, but you feel as though Tina is reading these stories to you (I’m keen to get my hands on the audio version of this book too!).
Except for the fact that she is a talented, wealthy television writer and performer, Tina basically stole my life! Our early years were so similar, I found myself wincing instead of laughing as Tina recounted her childhood and awkward adolescence.
I honestly cannot remember the last time I laughed this hard while reading anything. One of my favourite lines is: "Do I think Photoshop is being used excessively? Yes. I saw Madonna's Louis Vuitton ad and honestly, at first glance, I thought it was Gwen Stefani's baby." If you haven't read this already, please do. Or better yet, have Tina read it to you.