The Book Nook

*It’s true, I really can read!

THE BOOK: BossyPants by Tina Fey

My thoughts (which most likely carry little to no influence): Here’s the thing – I didn’t really get a lot of the jokes.  They fell into three main categories:  growing up in the 70s as a theater nerd, SNL (duh), and 30 Rock – all of which, I realized, I knew nothing about.  Instead of taking me on a funny ride, I spent almost the entire book learning a lot about stand up comedy and how especially difficult it is for women to be successful and respected as comedians.  One thing is for certain, although self deprecating and humble, Tina Fey works her tail off!  Her journey to stardom was not an easy one and she has earned every bit of her success.  That being said, I didn’t really care for the book (I blame my own ignorance, not her) except for the last chapter on motherhood which was beyond hilarious.  That alone would be worth the read!

Grade: B

Would I recommend it to a stranger on the bus (trying to make his way home)? The last chapter, sure.  The rest?  Probably not unless they were a huge fan of SNL or 30 Rock.

What I am reading now: Nothing!  I tried reading Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, but had to return it to the library unfinished since it was overdue and had holds on it.  Phooey!  I’ll try again this summer, if I can manage to get my dirty paws on it again.

6 thoughts on “The Book Nook

  1. I do have 30 rock on Netflix and plan to watch. I do like Tina Fey’s comedy. I’ll have to check out the book just to read the last chapter. Good report thecandace. Thank you. lv mamap

  2. Since I’m not a SNL or 30 Rock super-fan, I doubt I’ll pick up Bossy Pants. Need suggestions for books? Dave Ramsey OR Did you ever read Dog Years by Mark Doty? It’s beautiful (as is his poetry). I’m impressed with your

    • Marked down Dog Years on my books to read list, Tai – thank you! I’ve read Dave Ramsey and taking his tips to heart!

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