Bossypants

by Tina Fey | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0316056863 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 1/14/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 14, 2012
Got this as a Christmas present.

From Chapters:
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.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, September 17, 2012
Tina Fey is an incredibly busy woman, and one that has gotten pretty high in the comedy world. Starting as a teenager at a YMCA, she eventually landed a job as a writer at SNL, then a cast member at SNL, and finally her own show 30 Rock. This book outlays how Tina got there as well as her advice.

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.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mailed off today as a RABCK. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingadrienne10wing at Seattle, Washington USA on Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thank you very much for this RABCK! What a pleasant surprise! I can't wait to read it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingadrienne10wing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Had a day of airplane travel from Seattle to Omaha and this was just the right read. It was easy and entertaining. I essentially read it in one sitting (over the course of 2 flights.)

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.

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