28.4.11

Bossypants



I love Tina Fey.  When I was flying home from California on Sunday night, I saw that Tina's book Bossypants was being sold in one of the weird little kiosks in the airport.  I think the only other book I've bought at the airport is a gigantic book of sudoku which was on sale for $5.  Well, Bossypants costs a little more, but oh my gosh, it is so worth it.  When I saw Tina Fey on SNL for the first time I thought, this woman is a genius.  And then when I saw her on 30 Rock playing the character of Liz Lemon I thought, oh dear god we are the same person.
As Liz, Katie, and Ashley recently found out when I met up with them while I was visiting Northern California last week, I have a pretty goofy personality.  Like Liz Lemon, I love eating, I like my space, I can be a bit bossy, I have horrible dance moves that I am pretty proud of, I crack A LOT of dorky jokes... the list goes on.  I have unintentionally adopted a lot of Liz Lemon catch phrases that have weaseled  their way into my everyday vocabulary.  Blargh is my most commonly used word when I am frustrated.  I dressed up as Liz Lemon for halloween, though half of the people I encountered thought I was Sarah Palin.  Hello people, I was carrying a couple of big bags of cheese puffs, would Sarah Palin or Liz Lemon tote that along side her?
Ai yi yi... I just love Tina.  I think she is a great example to all ladies out there, like me, who feel like big ol' dorks but still have big dreams.  I know I am dorky, but I am ok with it, neh, I am happy with it.  And I believe I can be successful by simply being true to me.  I'm thankful that there is this wonderful woman out there named Tina Fey who is herself fully, who celebrates her goofy personality while also managing to make it obvious that she is pretty dang smart and clever too. 
If you need a fun and ridiculously funny read, go get Bossypants immediately.  I haven't laughed out loud at a book in so long.  Maybe that is because I usually read more existential/magical realism/coming of age sorts of books... But whatever, Bossypants is still incredibly funny and fascinating.
Have you read it yet?

21 comments:

kaelah beauregarde said...

i picked up Bossypants a couple of weeks ago and it is PURE GENIUS. i love everything about Tina Fey.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i think i just need to go and grab a copy of this book. i hear it is genius!

Angie said...

I love this post. ^_^ I don't know much about her, but I think she is pretty awesome from what I do know.

Also, I love people accepting their dorkiness. It is so much better being "weird" than normal! And more fun too. ^_^

P.S. I say blargh too!!! Except I picked mine up from the gaming world. ^_^

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I almost can't look at the cover. I ordered the book on Amazon a few days ago but it's not supposed to get here until May 5th! So annoying. I'll definitely take the book jacket off when I read it, haha.

Sarah said...

Just got it. Can't wait to get into it a little more, I started last night but had to get some sleep. :)

jackiek said...

I finished it a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. Tina Fey is such a rockstar!

meredith said...

I really want to read it! Hopefully when I finish up this semester I will have time...it sounds so amazing. Love her.

beca said...

I've been wanting to read this. Finding time to read has been hard working so much, but I may just have to take my next day off and have a bossypants kind of day.

Joy said...

She is so amazing! I love her. I can't wait for summer break to come around so I could read this and The Pale King!

Nicole said...

I L.O.V.E. Tina Fey. I recently ranted about her as the new feminist on International Women's Day:
http://oldhatter.blogspot.com/2011/03/international-womens-day.html

'Bossypants' was just amazing, and it shows how much Tina Fey really just is Liz Lemon, which makes me love her even more.

nova said...

I'm dying to read this.

kelly ann said...

YES. Isn't it fantastic?! Worth every single penny. Tina is a big big hero of mine. I was a film/t.v. production major in college, and she was a HUGE inspiration for me. I love seeing strong women in that industry, especially in higher positions like producing/ directing/writing. She has seriously paved the way for a lot of young ladies out there. I love that she's so normal and embraces her curves, flaws, and quirks. I just admire her beyond words. I was actually writing up a possible future blog post on her today, about how she's inspired me... and now I think I just might post it! :)

baaarooke said...

I've been watching on youtube a lot of the interviews she's be doing for this book on her tour - she's is so amazing.

Blargh is a BIG part of my vocab, as is loudly proclaiming "NERDS". I sometimes wonder what I used to say before Liz Lemon came into our lives :)

My copy of Bossypants arrived today - I can't wait to start reading it.

cara. said...

her interview on google was amazing and i cannot wait to read this.

also, i gave you a mini-shout out on my blog. <3

Amy T Schubert said...

can't wait to read it! It's in my amazon cart....

You need to watch her interview at Google.... So inspiring!
It's on YouTube.
xo

Laura Belle said...

I bought the audio book last week and it made work so much more hilarious. She has a wonderful mix of relatability and guts when it comes to her work. As if I needed more reasons to love her. Glad you're liking it.

Laura Belle said...

also...the phase "thick virgin eyebrows" is my favorite new descriptor.

Liz said...

I totally identify with her too! I think that's one of the qualities that makes her such a great author and actress.

You are too cute, missy.

jooleedoh said...

love her book so much!! i totally re-watched all the skits she wrote on snl too. amazing.

Megan V said...

Liz Lemon is one of the best tv characters EVARRR.
I love that you were her for halloween and I think the cheeze puffs totally give it away. Sarah Palin would be carrying guns and babies, wouldn't she?
Sheesh people!

I have not read this book and I really neeeeeeed to!! I will probably have to wait 10 years for our local library to get it. Our library is pretty, well, dated.

Sarah O'Holla said...

It's next on my audible list. Can't wait to hear her read it!