Book Review: Bossypants

Another book I chose to read during my break was Tina Fey’s newly released Bossypants. And I loved it.

I think Tina Fey is amazing. She’s a smart, funny, feminist and her writing style does not disappoint.

She talks about 30 Rock (which I will definitely actually start watching now), her experiences impersonating Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, and how her life brought her to where she is today.

I particularly enjoyed the parts about Saturday Night Live before and especially during the 2008 Presidential Election. I remember watching SNL during that campaign. Wondering what they would come up with next. I particularly liked this passage from Bossypants,

In my opinion, the most meaningful moment for women in the 2008 campaign was not Governor Palin’s convention speech or Hilary Clinton conceding her 1896 delegates. The moment most emblematic of how things have changed for women in America was nine-months-pregnant Amy Poehler rapping as Sarah Palin and tearing the roof off the place.(232)

That moment was one of the funniest and most entertaining things to come out of the 2008 campaign. I remember laughing until I had tears in my eyes – and later memorizing the entire thing.

If you have a few hours to spare (as I finished this book the same day I picked it off the shelf at the bookstore), I would definitely suggest you give this book a chance. It’s well worth it.

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2 Responses to Book Review: Bossypants

  1. Ashly Kissman says:

    I can’t believe you have not watched 30 ROCK. I have season 2 on DVD that u can borrow 🙂 I love that show! I want to read it! Would I be able to borrow ur copy?

    • Pippa says:

      I know! I always enjoy episodes when I turn on the television, but I’ve never sat down and watched it. Too bad I didn’t think to bring the book with me tonight! I will get it to you soon.

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