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.”
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.