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Bossypants by Tina Fey
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May 11, 2011

really liked it
Read from May 11 to 16, 2011

This book is great. Even as successful as Tina Fey is, she manages to come across as incredibly humble and grateful -- and not in a Hollywood put on kind of way where people pretend that they are "just like you". It really feels genuine. For example, she devotes several pages to listing the writers on "30 Rock" and reprinting what she thought was each one's best joke. She shares awkward childhood stories (and photos!)that would make anyone cringe. But at the same time, she is not afraid to acknowledge her own talents. She writes about her family in a way that is so honest and un-cheesily affectionate, I couldn't help but love them right along with her. I really respected the way she stood up to sexism and double standards in show business -- like when she was in Second City and they kept telling her no one wanted to watch a scene between two women, or how people said she was mean to Sarah Palin, but no one ever said that to Will Ferrell when he played Bush, or Chevy Chase when he played Gerald Ford, or any other male actor portraying a president. But I digress -- this book is not preachy - it is hilarious...and an interesting glimpse behind the scenes of Tina Fey's life.
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Sharon I'm on the waiting list at the library -- can't wait to see your review!


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