I am not going to beat around the bush here…. This book is hilarious. It is exactly everything I expected from Tina Fey, whom I consider the funniest woman in America today. This book is a collection of essays – some autobiographical, some social commentary based in her own life – all of it with Fey’s spin on things. I cannot name a particular essay that is my “favorite”, but I was surprised at how many I could relate to in a small way (especially those regarding parenting and travelling for the holidays). It is more than that though, obviously.
When you read a book, do you hear your own voice in your head saying the words? I usually do (complete with my own terrible accents that I will bestow upon certain characters, sometimes without reason)…. but for this book, I could “hear” Fey’s voice, and picture her mannerisms that have become famous from her work on 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. It is also a little fun to get some backstage scoop on life behind the scenes of these two shows. All in all, this is a fantastically funny book – I highly recommend it. In fact, I am already loaning it out to someone right now! If you aren’t sure if this is your style, I recommend going to the bookstore or library and just read the back cover. I laughed out loud just at that….
by Tina Fey
Reagan Arthur/Little Brown, 2011
Source: Purchased New