January 9, 2016

Bossypants By: Tina Fey Review


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Hooray! I have finished 1 book out of my Insane Genre Challenge! Only 35 more books to go for this challenge. If you would like to join the Goodreads group you can find that here Goodreads Insane Genre Challenge Group.

Let me start this review by admitting that this cover with the man hands freaks me out a little bit. I also have to admit that I'm not a Tina Fey fan. I'm not saying that I dislike Tina Fey, but I have only seen her in Mean Girls. That's right, that means that I have not watched 30 Rock and I'm not a SNL fan. Sorry! Don't shoot me! I decided to read Bossypants anyway because everyone kept telling me how funny it is so I figured I would give it a shot. 

Even though I'm pretty clueless when it comes to Tina Fey, I enjoyed her book quite a bit. I kept thinking to myself this is one smart (and hilarious) lady! Even though in some parts of the book the topics transitioned roughly from one topic to another, Bossypants is a terrific read. Tina tells us all about her growing up, her career, her honeymoon, and having a baby. 

I think what I liked best about Bossypants is Tina's ability to be honest, insightful, and hilarious all at the same time. I really enjoyed her parts about being very skinny and being a little too fat. I think most of us women can relate to that struggle. The struggle is real. Way too real. 

Unfortunately, since I've never seen 30 Rock and I'm not a SNL fan I didn't care as much for those parts as I did the rest of the book. I think that Tina Fey has a lot of interesting things to say about both (and her career in general), but I think a fan of the shows would care more than I did. 

Overall Bossypants is a pretty great book. There were parts that literally made me LOL and there are quite a few good quotes in this book. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Do your thing and don't care if they like it." - Tina Fey, Bossypants 

"Gay people don't actually try to convert people. That's Jehovah's Witnesses you're thinking of."- Tina Fey, Bossypants. 

"My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne." - Tina Fey, Bossypants 

I would recommend Bossypants to anyone that enjoys a good laugh, people who like memoirs, and to everyone really. 




15 comments:

  1. I really need to get to this one! I seem to let the non-fiction books sit longer in my TBR than I should!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. I know just what you mean. I always want to read a lot of non fiction books, but I rarely do.

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  2. I love Tina Fey! I've not read this one yet, but I do love nonfiction. I've been wanting to read something of hers for a long time. Great review!

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    1. Definitely try this one then! It was pretty hilarious. :)

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  3. I'm not into 30 Rock or SNL either and I don't know much about Tina Fey, but this does sound like it was a pretty great book! Maybe I'll give it a try!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. I was surprised how enjoyable it was. I was unsure how much I would like it since I don't watch those, but it's still pretty great!

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  4. Congrats on your first read for the challenge! I've heard of this one (who hasn't?!) but never gave serious thought into reading it. I'm glad you loved this one, Erin! Fabulous review!

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks! That's how I was at first. I had heard of this one, but never had much interest in reading it. I'm glad I did. :)

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  5. I'm actually a big fan of Tina (and Amy Poehler, they're hilarious together!), and this book has been on my tbr list for so long! D: I seriously need to read it! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Those quotes are amazing hahaha.

    Lipstick and Mocha

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    1. I don't think I know who Amy Poehler is. Ha ha! There were so many great quotes in this one! :D

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  6. YAY for completing your first book for the challenge. I have been considering this book for the humor genre but have decided on picking up Amy Poehler's book instead. Both ladies are amazing so I definitely know I will not be disappointed. Great review as always :)

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    1. Oh you will have to tell me if the Amg Poehler book is good! What is she in besides SNL?

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  7. This is a good motivator to get off my duff and finally read this. Congrats on completing a challenge book. Great review.

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    1. That's awesome!! I don't think you will be sorry you read it when you get around to it. :)

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