By Tina Fey
Review by Linda McIntosh
To say that Tina Fey's book, Bossypants, is funny states the obvious. Just looking at the cover with Fey's face and then male arms and hands give us that clue. But this memoir also tells the interesting story of her career, from Second City in Chicago, to Saturday Night Live, to executive producer and star of 30 Rock. The comedy field is not easy or welcoming to women so she always had to push the limits to advance in her career.
The book also describes her upbringing in suburban Philadelphia including very funny self-deprecating descriptions of dating, beauty tips, and her family life. Her description of her honeymoon cruise, "My Honeymoon, or A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again Either" was especially humorous. She relates how her resemblance to Sarah Palin was discovered, and then leads to the Saturday Night Live appearances for her and then Sarah Palin herself.
Fey's political beliefs are liberal and she states them directly. But the humor and the interesting story of her life and career would appeal to many.