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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.
I didn't find any of the book laugh-out-loud funny, however there were parts that were entertaining. The thing that bothered me the most about this book, and why I didn't wholeheartedly enjoy it is that everything was glossed over. I felt like Tina never really delved in to her childhood and how she came to be an improv master. She also glossed over most of how SNL worked and how 30 Rock came to be. The only thing that was thoroughly explored was Fey's Sarah Palin impression. I enjoyed this part of the book, if only the rest of the book could have been like this.
I expected more from this book, though I give Fey props for all the hours she puts in while still raising a kid.
It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it was good. It's a little dated, but it's a fun read and gives some insight into the world of network comedy shows.
I'm not sure how I'm releasing this yet, but I don't plan on bringing it back to Seattle with me.