I know I”m totally all over the place with my books and reviews lately. Is it gonna be some hunky steamy stuff, or maybe some freaky sci-fi, or possibly some romance, or just some vampire smut? This one is completely NOT any of that (sorry to disappoint) as I’m a huge Tina Fey fan and it’s been on my to-read list ever since seeing the reprint of the “Mother’s Prayer” on the internet. However, all sorts of ‘serious’ (Ha! Who am I kidding?) books got in the way and I forgot, until a few weeks ago….
Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.She has seen both these dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon — from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.
(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)
So, I read this book in about two evenings. I loved it! Not only was her normal self-depreciating humor there, but it was a really interesting to learn a bit more about her. But the best part was seeing how she ‘made it’ and not only as a writer/actress, but as a mother and feminist. Now, she never actually comes out and says she’s a feminist, but yeah, she TOTALLY IS.
Everything from her comments on childbirth and breastfeeding (oh, I wish she had a doula!) to her crappy boyfriends in college, to her gays, and then onto snagging Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock is really fun to read. Could I say fun a few more times? I think that’s the Key Word of the book. Just FUN!
So if you’re looking for something a bit more lighthearted and quick about a super sassy and bossy woman – you’ve got my pick.
See you at BEA!!!!!