I’ve always liked Tina Fey, but besides seeing her on Saturday Night Live, I knew very little about her. Biographies are also a favorite of mine because it’s fascinating to learn from other people’s experiences without having to go through the trouble and heartbreak of actually experiencing those things for myself (e.g., drug abuse, mental illness, etc.). But I avoided Bossypants (2011) by Tina Fey for a surprisingly long time. I guess I generally don’t read much about people involved in movies and television: being famous doesn’t immediately make one’s life a good book. However, I eventually heard so much good about this one, my interest was piqued. I browsed through it at a bookstore and was impressed. Then my only challenge was deciding whether to read it myself in order to see all the pictures or have Tina Fey read it to me on the audio version.
Bossypants was not quite what I expected from a biography. Click here to find out why.