Bossypants by Tina Fey

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I should preface this review by stating that I am a huge fan of Tina Fey. I loved her on SNL’s “Weekend Update,” “Mean Girls,” and on “30 Rock”. That being said, I was expecting to enjoy reading BOSSYPANTS, Fey’s memoir-but-not-really-a-memoir.

And I did.

Fey delivered her usual smart sense of humor wrapped up in “nice girl” packaging. I was cracking up chapter after chapter of her tales during adolescence, her days working improv, her rise as NBC’s darling…and of course the Palin sketches on SNL. The script of the infamous SNL cold open sketch was just an added bonus in what was already a keeper of a book.

More importantly, though, I enjoyed Fey’s take on feminism from a comedic perspective. Her observations and experiences on what it meant (means) to be a female performing, writing, producing comedy that can appeal to a mass audience, while trying to raise a family. Funny and sincere, Fey certainly delivered in BOSSYPANTS.

5 out of 5 stars

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