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Bossypants - Tina Fey
« on: August 05, 2011, 10:28:52 am »
Bossypants (2011)





I love Tina Fey and I think she is a great writer of Jokes as well as stories in general. So I had very high hopes for Bossypants. Boy, was I ever let down. The overall take on the book reads more like a series of short stories than an actual memoir. This is how I perceived it anyway. I really didn't learn much of who she really is because from reading the book, it seemed like she was always playing a "character" or trying to be "on" as a comedian to never reveal too much. I dunno, I expected a lot here and didn't really get what I was coming for.

And the book (her) really didn't give me any laugh out loud moments I was hoping for. There is a good bit of filler pages here as well, reprinting skits or jokes by other writers that she is proud of or just thought funny enough to...reprint.

Her SNL days seemed to be glossed over quite a bit, but her "Sarah Palin" skits do get more behind the scenes as well as her time on 30 Rock, which was interesting. But this is definitely a Rent-from-the-Library book, not one that I would shell out hard earned money for.

I still love you Tina, just not the book to where I keep as a permanent member of my personal library. Sorry. Because I love you still, I'm giving this book a very generous half star more.

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars out of 5
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Re: Bossypants - Tina Fey
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 04:17:31 pm »
Tina Fey Promoting Bossypants (Authors@Google)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Mkufm3ncc

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Re: Bossypants - Tina Fey
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 07:56:36 am »
I may pick this up some time, but typically I am more interested in the stories of person and how they come to be. Steve Martin's biography does this very well and in an entertaining way.
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