Bossypants (Paperback)

Author: Fey, Tina

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on 4/6/2012

I enjoy a good memoir. It seems there's always something good to learn from other people's life experiences. And while I'm not a huge Tina Fey fan, I enjoyed her as Sarah Palin on SNL and occasionally watch 30 Rock. So after reading a review of the book, and being without anything to read at the moment, I took a chance and bought Bossypants, and I'm glad I did. It seemed a little uneven starting out, but quickly transitioned into some very interesting pieces about her early jobs, her work with Second City, and then her transition into writing for SNL and her eventual creation of 30 Rock. Interspersed are stories about growing up and dating, her eventual marriage, and her struggles to balance work and family life, as well as some candid advice for other women on how to make it in a male-dominated industry. Perhaps what I liked most about the book is that even though there is a lot of self-deprecating (and distancing) humor, my sense in the end was that Fey gave us an honest look at who she is: imperfect, stumbling, but always rising again, persevering, and continuing to do what she loves. I would say the book is well worth reading for any fan of Tina Fey, 30 Rock, or SNL, as well as for any woman who struggles to balance the roles of worker, spouse and mom. It was a good read! Read More

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Product Overview

Before Liz Lemon, before Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," 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, Fey''s story can be told.

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Publisher Little Brown & Co
Mfg Part# 9780316056878
SKU 220509090
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0316056871
Release Date 1/3/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1T
Praise
"Her buoyant, manic humor is sometimes the best way to expose and pin down the sheer absurdity of our current sexual politics....Her attitude is not resentment or simmering or a boring, ordinary, low-grade victimhood, but rather a more accurate and nuanced portrait of the modern working woman."
"[D]agger-sharp, extremely funny....BOSSYPANTS isn't a memoir. It's a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation."
"[A] here's-what-happened-and-why-I think-this kind of book. It's honest and intimate, without any maudlin tales of childhood sorrow, no extraneous snark or hit-and-run tell-all gossip. It's just a great read from a mature thinker."
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Editors Note 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.(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)
Annotation Because her comedy relies on hilarious cultural criticism and self-aware witticism, it's no surprise that Tina Fey's first book, BOSSYPANTS, is much more entertaining than your average celebrity essay collection. Here, the woman behind THIRTY ROCK and the best impersonation of Sarah Palin--ever--riffs on career ambition and television culture; dating dangers and treacherous honeymoons; her early days in comedy troupes and the endlessly funny road trip that is motherhood.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Reagan Arthur Books

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