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The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

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A Personal Account On Vaping -

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Bossypants Review

In her autobiography Bossypants, Tina Fey shares hilarious stories about her family and career, including those about her badass dad, a honeymoon gone awry, glamorous/uncomfortable photoshoots, and her adventures on SNL.

Critics praised her self-deprecating humor, though some reviewers wished Fey’s book had more depth. I think the purpose of her book is to be a lighthearted collection of funny stories rather than a deeply introspective memoir, and successfully avoids sappiness. Actually, even her funniest stories have some serious moments, particularly when she writes about beauty standards and the stress and uncertainty during the start of 30 Rock.

“I read a few chapters, and I liked it so far. She’s a strong female role model, and I look forward to seeing what she does next,” said Lizzie Siegle, a senior.

Fey spends a significant amount of time talking about her work on SNL, including her popular portrayal of Sarah Palin and becoming “cable news star, like a shark or a missing white child!” She also talks about her friendships at SNL, like her ever-changing relationship with SNL creator and producer Lorne Michaels, which changed from “‘Terrified Pupil and Reluctant Teacher’…to ‘Sullen Teenage Girl and Generous Stepfather’…then, for a brief period, to ‘Boy Who Doesn’t Believe in Christmas and Recluse Neighbor Who Proves that Miracles are Possible’.”

“I like that she talked about meaningful things in her life, but she made it really funny,” said Jillian Osheroff, a sophomore. “I would definitely read her next book if she writes another one.”

I think fans of Tina Fey will find Bossypants worthwhile. If you’ve read and liked Bossypants, you might like Mindy Kaling’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).

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  • Licorice Lover 2468

    What a wonderful book, one of my favs!! Kaling’s is great too :)