I just don't find Tina Fey very funny in the things I've seen her in. But her book was really funny! Like Chelsea Handler but reverse (I think Chelsea...moreI just don't find Tina Fey very funny in the things I've seen her in. But her book was really funny! Like Chelsea Handler but reverse (I think Chelsea Lately is hilarious! But her books are meh.) Bossypants was a very fast read. I enjoyed Tina's stories growing up a lot more than I did the fare at the end of the book. (I liked hearing about climbing up the mountain with that college guy, her gay drama friends, and the cruise ship story. Hilarious!) But she lost some of that edge when talking about 30 Rock (Alec Baldwin) and SNL. And i'm really over Amy Poehler and Tina Fey talking about WHY CANT WOMEN JUST BE FUNNY WITHOUT BEING COMPARED TO MEN?!! If I hear them scoff at that question one more time OMG. (Great time to bring up the fact that Maya Rudolph is not funny, man or woman). And I felt that towards the end when she was just throwing out justifications why it was okay for her to not breastfeed and why it was okay to be a mom that works 70 hours a week ... like who gives a shit? Tell us about your scar!
I think Portia de Rossi really wrote this without the help of a ghost writer. I still didnt quite follow how she *got* her disease. There's quite a po...moreI think Portia de Rossi really wrote this without the help of a ghost writer. I still didnt quite follow how she *got* her disease. There's quite a poor little rich girl vibe about it that makes it pretty hard to feel extremely sorry for Amanda Rogers. But I guess that's the story with the bulk of anoretics ... white, upper middle class females who think they're perfectionists and not good enough. Anyways, there's some pretty well written moments! I took off a star because words were just (grammatically) flat out missing. I wanted to write down the word missing in the book but it was from the library so I didnt. And then as I kept reading, I saw 3 more mistakes that OTHER library readers had corrected. I laughed.
edit: There's quite a bit of her talking about being gay. I assumed Portia de Rossi started dating Ellen bc Ellen is LOADED. But after reading this, I believe that PDR is actually lesbian. She ends the book talking about how, even in the gay community, she is neither butch nor femme and how she finally just decided to be herself and stop fitting into a "mold". The book touched on her lesbianism without sounding preachy. Slight touch on feminism issues. I liked that. Wished she would have interweaved more about the grand scheme of women being "demeaned" and minimalized in the acting, modeling industry (versus her kind of touching on it in the epilogue). (less)
I know what Cheryl felt like on the Pacific Crest Trail because I felt like that reading her book. Neverending. Arduous. But without that whole enligh...moreI know what Cheryl felt like on the Pacific Crest Trail because I felt like that reading her book. Neverending. Arduous. But without that whole enlightenment part.
[Warning: Spoilers] Wahhh, I did heroin and cheated on my husband and my life's a mess. Wahhh I'm too tired to even masturbate. Wah! I slept without protection and got an abortion! I lost my toenailz. I have godzilla skin on my hips because my backpack weighs so much! Had sex anywayz. B.T.DUBS I like sex!?! Seriously: she had this problem with sleeping around with men and toward the end of her trek she's STILL sleeping with strangers. Her body made all these changes but she's STILL the same person on the inside!! So pardon me for not finding that inspirational.
Her mom died and I feel super bad about that. But I couldnt really follow Cheryl on her journey because I just can't connect with a half ass femme-Nazi. It's fitting that she had a hard time reading a real compass because her moral compass was also off-kilter.
Should have read about Bill Bryson's trek across the Appalachian Trail instead.(less)