Book of the Week: Bossypants

Bossypants: Now available in paperback.

It’s my goal in life to be Tina Fey. Well, to be the next Tina Fey. She’s intelligent, strong and witty, and Bossypants oozes all three elements.

I recently came across a quote from Bossypants on Pinterest and knew that I could no longer put off reading this book.

If you’re amused or amazed by this quote, then you should expect to laugh out loud throughout this book. It’s as if Tina Fey and I were having a casual conversation over coffee — Which, included wit and sarcasm mixed with tossing our heads back and laughing uncontrollably. As others admired our laughter, they thought to themselves, “I wish I could be them — beautiful and brainy.”

Just kidding.

But, I found myself alone and at work laughing hysterically. And I mean hysterically. This book is so funny that I conducted a group read of various sections to my co-workers when they arrived.

Here’s one quote, for example, but let me put it in context first. Fey attended a workshop taught by the author of Queenbees and Wannabes, a nonfiction book that Mean Girls is based on, and participated in a group exercise where grown women had to discuss the moment they knew they had become women. Most of the moments included men yelling crude and profane things at them.

So here it goes:

I experienced car creepery at thirtheen. I was walking home from middle school past a place called the World’s Largest Aquarium — which, legally, I don’t know how they could call it that, because it was obviously an average-sized aquarium. Maybe I should start referring to myself as the World’s Tallest Man and see how that goes? Anyway, I was walking home alone from school and I was wearing a dress. A dude drove by and yelled, ‘Nice tits.’ Embarrassed and enraged, I screamed after him, ‘suck my dick.’ Sure, it didn’t make any sense, but at least I didn’t hold in my anger.

Are you laughing yet? Did you answer yes? Well, my friends, that is only the beginning, which is why you should pick up your copy.

It’s 30 Rock. It’s Baby Mama. It’s Date Night. It’s Mean Girls. It’s Saturday Night Live — All mixed into one. It’s the essence of Tina Fey. It’s refreshingly witty.

And, while it may be humorous, it’s still my goal to be like Tina Fey — Little did I know this book would greatly increase my desire.

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4 thoughts on “Book of the Week: Bossypants

  1. I am so excited to read this book! I just went on a book-buying binge and completely forgot about it, so it might have to wait until a) someone lends it to me or b) my wallet magically re-fills itself so i can buy my own copy, but based on those quotes i don’t know if i can wait! love tina fey!

    • I know exactly what you mean — I tried for about a year to not purchase it until I read all of my other books. Then I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t going to happen and just bought it. I’m really glad I did. When you do get around to it, let me know! It’s phenomenal! She’s full of wit and sass. Love it.

  2. I read this book this summer and LOVED it! Such a quick read – I could barely put it down! One time … I had a dream Tina Fey was my best friend. Needless to say, it was awesome – just like this book.

    • Honestly, I can’t believe I put off this book for so long. It’s the greatest thing in the world. I’m almost certain I’ve never read a book that made me laugh out loud. And I’m extremely jealous of your dream! How cool would it be to be best friends with her? Or even just work with her?

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