It’s no secret that I’ve watched Mean Girls at least twice a year since it came out and the humour of Tina Fey is something I haven’t been able to shake off ever since. Not having been an avid follower of SNL, my first introduction to her was through her secondary role in a movie written by her and that spoke to millions of girls world wide.
Since I have been in an auto-biography kind of mood these days, I decided to pick up her book Bossypants to follow the last book I read by another juggernaut in the comedy world, Lena Dunham (Yay! Women!)
Just as I had expected Bossypants is full of quick-witted humour and a lot of self-deprecation with just enough egotism to remind me of myself. Tina recounts her awkward youth and sprinkles in various situations where she felt powerful and then not so much. She even throws in a few pictures to fully establish the image of herself she is trying to convey—it gives the exact effect I’m sure she was hoping for.
If you’re looking for a good laugh and a look into Tina Fey’s early experiences in the world of comedy and television I would recommend picking up this book next.