One of my goals for 2015 is to get back to my roots and read more books. As the great Frederick Douglass said, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’ Books are a passion – nay, an obsession of mine and always have been. I grew up in the library and my parents fostered my love of reading and learning. With books I have lived a thousand lives, found myself absorbed in different worlds, and learned immensely more than I could have otherwise. So put up your feet, grab a good paperback and let’s get reading!
‘Bossypants‘ is an autobiographical comedy book written by comedian Tina Fey. The book topped The New York Times Best Seller list, and stayed there for five weeks upon its release. Fey was the first female head writer on ‘Saturday Night Live’, had her own hit series ‘30 Rock’ which ran from 2006-2013, and appears in and writes for films and awards shows. She’s also a wife and a mom. On top of all that she’s smart and she’s funny. Basically she’s a superstar.
In this book Fey tells stories about her time at ’30 Rock’ and her time as a regular on Saturday Night Live. And yes, there is a large chunk dedicated to her Sarah Palin portrayal. But you also get the chance to read about her formative years and general thoughts on a variety of subjects including motherhood, the bizarre nature of magazine photo shoots, and the general awfulness of cruises. The book is a little frenetic, jumping from one Fey episode to another, but at the end of the day, let’s not forget Fey’s foremost talent here- writing. She has built her career on creating material and making people laugh. Her book is a thoughtful, a very funny and engaging read, and by the end of it you can’t help but like and admire this funny woman.
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