16 April 2011


Bossypants23. Bossypants by Tina Fey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Determined, vulnerable, tough, obedient, and funny. Tina Fey reveals these qualities and more through stories from childhood to the present. If you're looking for tales about Second City, Saturday Night Live, portraying Sarah Palin, or 30 Rock, they're in Bossypants. There's also musings on Photoshop, sexism, and weight; a behind-the-scenes look at a magazine cover photo shoot, tales of teen angst and triumph, wondering whether or not to have another child, and more.

The overall tone is light and humorous but there's quite a bit of depth within.

My favorite chapter is "I Don't Care If You Like It" because it just makes me want to read it out loud to people. Amy Poehler FTW!

I really liked Tina Fey before, but I like her even more after reading her book.

Bonus points: No typos! (That I saw - I'm never looking but they tend to leap out at me all too often in books these days.)

A year ago on TTaT: Life of Art SitRep #10


  1. SO excited to read this. The best of celebrity memoir and good, funny writing all in one. And both you and Bob Lefsetz like it—that's an across-the-board endorsement!

  2. I just finished reading Bossypants and I loved it. I actually picked it up because of your review. Thanks!

  3. communcatrix: "The best of celebrity memoir and good, funny writing all in one." Exactly! I've read a lot of memoirs and some just fall apart between the writing and the fluff. Bossypants is not one of those, it's got some meat to it while still being very funny.

    Voix: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! You're most welcome!