If I could have one of those fantasy lunches where you invite anyone you want and they have to show up, Tina Fey would totally be there. She is genius.
I have been mildly obsessed with her since I started watching 30 Rock, a show that she not only stars in, but also created.
I love that she is smart and hilariously funny, and the fact that she is a glasses-wearing brunette (just like yours truly) only adds to her awesomeness in my opinion.
I was expecting her book ‘Bossypants’ to be full of advice on how to make it to the top of the food chain as a woman in business. It was not.
The only advice I can remember her doling out is when she talks about her improv days and she says the golden rule is to always say “Yes, and….”. Like if you are on stage and another actor starts to take the scene someplace weird, just go with it. Just say “yes, and…” to whatever they are saying and add your own spin on the scene. Pretty good advice for life too. When your life starts going someplace weird, dont struggle, just say “yes, and…” and then make it work for you.
This book is mostly anecdotes from her childhood and her early career in comedy. She talks about her Second City days and her time at SNL, and towards the end she talks about her struggles with being a working mother. All pretty good stuff.
I didnt actually “read” this book because I downloaded it as an audiobook, and I am really glad I did. I think her stories are so much funnier when it is her voice you actually hear reciting them. One drawback to the audiobook is that there are apparently a lot of sketches and pictures she included in the actual book that you can download if you bought the audiobook, but I did not. And I bet those pictures are pretty funny.
If you are looking for a summer read, I think you just found it. This book is funny and smart, and easy to get through. And if you are a single guy it will score you major points with the girls on the beach!