Rating: 4/5 stars.
“It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist.”
Tina Fey is an impressively intellectual woman. It is sad when people assume that just because a woman is beautiful or attractive, she cannot be smart or funny, and vice versa – because women like Tina Fey turn that stereotype upside down. In Bossypants, she shows her famous sense of humor, as well as her deeply developed thoughts on topics ranging from American beauty standards to the show business.
“Gay people don’t actually try to convert people. That’s Jehovah’s Witnesses you’re thinking of.”
The best thing about this book is how Fey smoothly uses comedy to talk about pressing problems such as the struggles gays must overcome in contemporary society. I agreed with her take on almost everything she touched upon, and I loved how she was able to admit her own weaknesses and insecurities. It takes courage to display oneself in such a way, and Fey, especially in the ending of the book, revealed it all.
“I feel about Photoshop the way some people feel about abortion. It is appalling and a tragic reflection on the moral decay of society… unless I need it, in which case, everybody be cool.”
I honestly did not know anything about Tina Fey before reading this book besides the fact that she had appeared on SNL (a show I don’t regularly watch) and that she has imitated Sarah Palin. However, after reading this, I want to view more of her work. Biographies are usually not my thing, but I don’t regret reading Bossypants one bit.