Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bossypants, by Tina Fey

Bossypants is a series of humorous essays about Tina Fey's childhood and her career--from her days as working the front desk at the Evanston YMCA to her triumph playing Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign. Tina Fey reveals herself to be a shy and somewhat insecure person who is loyal to her friends--a person we might all enjoy knowing. She doesn't hit it out of the park with every essay--some of them are indeed funny, but others try a little too hard to be funny (at least for my taste). Still, it's a good light airport read.

Favorite passage:
Luxury cruises were designed to make something unbearable--a two-week transatlantic crossing--seem bearable. There's no need to do it now. There are planes. You wouldn't take a vacation where you ride on a stagecoach for two months but there's all-you-can-eat shrimp.

. . . don't waste your energy trying to change opinions. Go "Over! Under! Through!" and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares?

1 comment:

  1. I thought this was a fun audio book, however, I would have liked to know a lot more about her than what was told.