Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey**

Published: April 5th 2011
Pages: 277 (5 hours 31 minutes)
Part of a Series: No
Read For a Challenge: No
Rating: 4 Goodreads stars
GoodReads Description:
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

Genre: Comedy/Memoir
Writing Style: I was drawn in by Tina Fey's writing. Her stories were amusing and interesting portraying her messages smoothly.
Her Point: This was a memoir of sorts but the recurring theme that tied a story together was women being themselves and abandoning the image of what society says we are supposed to be, and not "giving a fuck if they like it". ("they" being those who perpetuate this stereotypical girly barbie-like image of woman and try to stand in the way of our differences being celebrated.)
Voice:  Witty, Snarky, Funny, Genuine, and Caring.
Flow: Like a nice gift: a strong message snuck in without disturbing the quick easy fun.

Rolling on the floor laughingAudio Performance: Well fitted. I am so glad Tina read this herself, it doesn't seem like any other would have been as good, especially as extra content was added that pertained only to the audio book format.
Complaints: The message isn't a new one, that's for sure, but Tina approached this from her own experience making the message feel genuine. This is worth reading (or listening to) even though you learn nothing new about the message.
Bonus: Pictures! (included as a PDF with audible audiobook.)

**After trying to do my review for this book by the criteria I set up I realize it doesn't apply to non-fiction books well. I will set up a criteria for non-fiction soon.**

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know that Tina herself recorded the audiobook, it makes me really want to get it! Sounds so cool!