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Bossypants

1 rating: 3.0
A 2011 book by Tina Fey.

Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2011: Tina Fey’s new bookBossypantsis short, messy, and impossibly funny (an apt description of the comedian herself). From her humble roots growing up in Pennsylvania to her days doing amateur improv in Chicago … see full wiki

Author: Tina Fey
Genre: Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Date Published: April 5, 2011
1 review about Bossypants

Color me a bit underwhelmed.

  • Jun 16, 2011
Rating:
+3
I bought this as my first Kindle book because I'd heard it was laugh-out-loud funny and I wanted something light to read on the plane for a trip I was taking. I think I made it halfway through the book before I did anything but mildly chuckle. While I did LOL several times in the last half of the book, I would by no means call this a laugh-out-loud book overall.

As for the quality of the book beyond the laughs, it is very...stream of consciousness is the best way I can describe it but that's not really accurate. It's like the publisher asked her to write down 20 things that bothered her or were important to her or had happened to her. There is no flow to speak of--it just goes from one random subject to another.

It's one of those books that could have only become a best-seller by having been written by a celebrity. If Joe Schmoe Regular Guy wrote it, it probably would never have been accepted for publication.

Are there interesting or touching moments in it? Sure. I have been a fan of SNL for many of the years it has been on the air. I enjoyed reading some behind-the-scenes stories about how SNL is written, etc. I enjoyed (and agreed with) some of her feminist rants about the double standard women often face in the workplace. I enjoyed some of the tongue-in-cheek things she had to say.

But, for me, the bottom line is--would I go on Facebook and tell all of my friends they simply MUST read this book because it's so fabulous? No, I'm afraid not. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but that's about as far as it goes for me. Sorry Tina...not being a Mean Girl...just speaking my truth (as Oprah would say).

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September 26, 2011
I love Tina! But I also love this review :)
September 27, 2011
Why, thank you, Devora! :)
 
June 28, 2011
Just dropping some thumbs up for you over here. Love the review title!
 
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