Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bossypants: A Book Review

Alright.  Here we go.  My first post.  I am very excited to announce the beginning of this new book blog!  Not many members of my family are readers like me or they simply do not enjoy similar genres, so I am hoping that I will be able to share and learn about new, different, interesting, and exciting books through you!  To start my blog off on the right foot, I chose to review Bossypants by Tina Fey.  I am a huge Tina Fey fan (Mean Girls, anyone?) and knew I wanted to check out this book as soon as I could.  Just as I expected, I LOVED this book from the very front cover to the last words on the page; I literally read every word and still could not get enough.  I ended up buzzing through this book in a matter of 2 days, so I thought it appropriate to begin this blog with what I thought to be an amazing read! :) 

Title: Bossypants
Author: Tina Fey
Genre: Autobiography, Humor
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
Pages: 304
Out in Paperback?: Yes; January 3, 2012
My Rating: 5/5


Goodreads Summary:
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!)

This section may not be entirely relevant as this is an autobiographical novel, so Tina Fey is the main “character.”  Now, if you love Tina Fey in 30 Rock and her Saturday Night Live skits, I think you will love this book as much as I did!  I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about her different life events throughout her childhood and adolescence as her comical tone really made me feel as though she was discussing these stories directly with me, and I was laughing out loud the whole time.  :)

This book focuses on Tina’s life through the use of funny stories from her past that have taught her important lessons and shaped her life.  As she skips through to different ages in her past and highlights the most memorable moments for her, I found myself continuously reading with a smile on my face (a little awkward when others were sitting around me, however, I could not control this) as most of these stories were very relatable.

Writing Style:
Her description of these events created images that allowed me to be more a part of the moment and story.  In particular, the descriptive nature created a more relatable and understandable feeling as she tells her story, which meant more laughing out loud on this end (OMG I loved the story about her spending all morning curling her hair, only to have a noncompliant hand ruin it with the strokes of a destructive brush – could not be closer to the truth).  Overall, Liz Lemon’s voice shines through with this writing style.

Do you love 30 Rock and Liz Lemon as much as I do? Have you read this book or listened to the audio book? I think her narration would add another element of awesomeness to the telling these stories, don’t you think?

FTC Disclaimer:
All items mentioned were purchased by me.  This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.  No affiliate links were used.

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