Tina Fey makes me laugh. Her first book involving such things as car creepery, white denim suits, fires on her honeymoon cruise and “manually releasing her butt cheeks” after an encounter with Sylvester Stallone on SNL are just a few examples of the random, yet hilarious stories you’ll find in Fey’s Bossypants.
If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live, then you should definitely read this book. While I’m not a diehard fan of the show, I do appreciate a good laugh and SNL has provided a few good chuckles. Part of her story gives an inside look at the life of an SNLer. I sometimes find myself thinking anyone famous (actor/singer/athlete) has it easy once they “make it.” But of course it’s quite the opposite. Anyone who is great at their job is great because they work really hard (of course talent plays a part), but when you are doing what you love, you’ll naturally work harder. I think it goes hand in hand.
As a bonus, Tina shows you how to balance Oprah, playing Palin and making sure your daughter’s birthday party is perfect, in case you ever find yourself in that situation.
One of my favorite chapters was her response to crazy hate mail (people are insane and mean). Not only does she respond with humor, but provides a great example that you just can’t let every loco person get to you. I’m thinking people’s hate mail stems from jealousy. Why else would you call someone a troll?
Even if you don’t agree with her on every subject or topic, she’s honest, funny and willing to share the good and the not so good about her life. And all with a touch of humor. After reading her book I feel like we’re friends. So in my mind, I’m just going to keep thinking that.