Happy Mother’s Day!
I had quite a Tina Fey-filled day yesterday, and with her currently being pregnant with her second child, and hosting the Mother’s Day episode of SNL last night, I thought I’d review her book today.
What an enjoyable read this was. I couldn’t put it down and within a day and a half of on-and-off reading, I had finished it. She mixes real anecdotes with her trademark witty sarcasm. Like many things, some parts are better than others. I especially liked her chapter on answering criticism on the Internet. You can tell in her writing how close her and Amy Poehler are, as she speaks so highly and fondly of her good friend. I loved reading the thought process behind her Sarah Palin impression, creating 30 Rock, and being a first-time mother.
We see it behind her character, Liz Lemon, on 30 Rock but Tina’s self-deprecating humour is fully evident throughout Bossypants. I love that she has such a great sense of humour about herself, how down to earth she seems to be, and that she truly loves her job. (I actually cheered a little when she admitted she doesn’t have a driver’s license either!)
How strange to be reading the end of the book where she isn’t sure if she should have a 2nd child or not, only to finish the book and turn on Saturday Night Live where she’s hosting it 6 months pregnant. How surreal to have just read about her being more comfortable performing with/off someone since her background is improv and not stand-up, to see her opening the show at 11:30pm.
Bossypants is a great, hilarious, and fairly quick read – perfect for any fan of Tina Fey, SNL or comedy!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5/5 stars)