Book Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey

Author: Tina Fey
Title: Bossypants
Publication Info: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
ISBN: 9780316056861

This is not your typical celebrity memoir, thankfully,  as the warped mind of Tina Fey pretty much deconstructs the all the conventions.  I have to admit that a lot of the humor in the book falls flat.  Yet, she does get around to the point about her life and career in clever ways.  The title refers to the frequent questioning she receives regarding what advice she can offer as a woman in charge of a tv show.  While mocking the sexism in the question that would never be asked of a man she does eventually offer some good – and funny – management advice.  It’s a fun book and a quick read, and definitely worth checking out if you like the work of Tina Fey.

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Recommended books: Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg, Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests by James A. Miller, and Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” by David Bianculli .

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