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?