Friday, May 20, 2011

Tina Fey's Bossypants

I'm a monthly member of, where I do super-awesome things like download self help books that I listen to on my walks through Freedom Park.

I'm not even kidding. Conversations with God, Books 1, 2,and 3? Check, check, and check. Infinite Possibilities by Mike Dooley? Oh yea. (I'm currently listening to Love Wins by Rob Bell, which I had to download after it caused all kind of controversy in my Bible study. Telling me a book is causing an outrage in the conservative Protestant sect guarantees that I'm going to run right out and buy it. And probably agree with every word in it.)

But for my roadtrip to West Virginia for Easter, I wanted some entertainment in the car that wouldn't have me arrive at my grandparents house talking about the Oneness of the universe and all that. I needed something funny.
Listen to a sample here.
So I turned to my imaginary friend Tina Fey. And she didn't disappoint. (Does she ever?) Less a memoir and more just all the funny crap that's ever happened to her, Bossypants details everything from her years as a drama student at UVA to her time doing improv at Second City with Amy Poehler to her time at SNL.

And other drivers probably thought I was mental because I was cracking up BY MYSELF in the car.

The fact that this is currently #1 on the NYT bestseller list means I'm not alone, which is nice. (In fact, if you want a more intelligent, infinitely better written review of this book, check out the NYT review.)

Have you read this/want to read it?

Since it's Friday, treat yourself and check out the clip of Tina as Sarah Palin below.


Alyssa said...

Glad to know someone else is reading "Love Wins". What do you think of the book?

Ps- definitely adding "Bossy pants" to the summer reading list!

Christina said...

I just saw that book last night in Target. The arm really freaks me out, haha. I also saw Love Wins. Might need to go make some purchases!

fojoy said...

I just finished Bossypants as well, and loved every word.
I loved her things she remembers from being very skinny and from being fat.
Too funny.

Allison @ Happy Tales said...

I just saw that book at Target... and I was debating on whether or not to grab it. Um, now I know that i definitely want to read it...

BTW, when do you go on your walks to freedom park?! I walk there w/ Happs pretty much every day th-sun!

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