Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bossypants: A review

Author: Tina Fey
Info: Hachette, copyright 2011, 5 disc audiobook, 5.5 hours

A review in 10 words (or thereabouts): The listening experience - how best to look like a crazy person in your car.

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon—from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

~Goodreads Description~

The Breakdown
Tina Fey tells her story.  From maxi pads to New Year's Eve, each story is filled with her trademark sarcasm and wit.

The Awesome
The only way to truly experience this book is through audiobook format.  Read by the author, you get the full effect of her hilarious trials and tribulations, personal philosophies, and great comedic timing.  Best of all, Fey is extremely down to earth.  There's no pomp.  No circumstance.  Just a regular gal navigating a male dominated work place while learning to survive motherhood.

The Not So Awesome
The book is kind of all over the place.  While this isn't necessarily a problem, it's hard to keep track of when and where you are in the Tina Fey timeline.

I really did look like a crazy person driving around in my cars.  It's laugh out loud hilarious.  Tears streaming down my face.  Hard to see.  Bossypants is just a lot of fun.

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