Rather than wait until the end of the month, I thought I'd write my review now. Why?
I have the time.
Soooo, what did I think of Tina Fey's Bossypants?
I liked it. I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars. Reading this book made me feel like I was chatting with Ms. Fey, as she describes the chapters of her childhood, career path, and family life. And it made me want to sit down with her, drink a glass of wine, and laugh. I'm not a huge fan of biographies. The middle of these books often drag and I feel like the author is reaching for stories just to fill pages. I don't recall many times during Bossypants where I sensed she was reaching for stories and several times, I think I snorted in laughter. In my opinion, Tina Fey is a brilliant screen writer (have you seen Mean Girls? Enough said) and some of that brilliance was in the book. But not as much as I would have liked. I haven't seen 30Rock and I won't be setting up the DVR to start recording the show, simply because I read the book. However, I did look for old SNL clips of her doing the news and as Sarah Palin (brilliant, I say. Brilliant).
I connected with her as a working mom and never thought there was someone who put in more hours than I do but this woman does it. She makes fun of herself and her childhood in the same manner I do. And she embraces her successes, which is always great to see in another working mom. I could tell she likes who she is now, but there was a time when she didn't...just like most women I know.
So, should you read it? Sure. A nice easy summer read. I loaned the book to my sister and she's eating it up. I wouldn't buy it but see if the local library has a copy for you to borrow. And then let me know what you think!