Tina Fey’s Bossypants is a hilarious and heartwarming memoir of one woman’s rise to the top of her field. From her early days at Saturday Night Live to her stint as head writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and finally, to creating and starring in the award-winning sitcom 30 Rock, Tina Fey reveals all about life behind the scenes of show business. With wit and candor, she discusses everything from handling unexpected success to dealing with burnout; from navigating tricky gender dynamics within comedy crews to learning how not to be a “diva.” Insightful and inspiring, Bossypants is an intimate look at what it takes – personally, professionally, and emotionally – for a woman in today’s world to thrive.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for every woman out there who wants to be successful. Tina Fey tells her story of how she became one of the most influential women in comedy, and offers up advice on everything from networking to dealing with haters. She also dishes about life as a working mom, proving that it’s possible to have it all without sacrificing your sanity.
- Tina Fey is a hilarious writer and performer
- This book is full of insights about life in show business
- bossypants is an intimate look at what it takes for today’s woman to thrive
- The author is not very likable.
- The book feels incomplete and like there could be more to it if the author had wanted to share it.
- There are parts of the book that feel self-indulgent, as though Fey is only writing them for her own amusement instead of providing insights that readers would actually find useful or interesting.
Learn more about the author
Tina Fey is a comedian, actress, writer and producer. She first made her mark on Saturday Night Live, where she was the first female head writer in the show’s history. Fey then created and starred in 30 Rock, winning Emmy Awards for both writing and acting on the show. In addition to her work on television, Fey has written two bestselling books: Bossypantsand Mean Girls.
“The funniest, wisest book I’ve read in years. Tina Fey is stunningly smart and funny. This book should be required reading for men and women of all ages.”
“I thought I knew everything about Tina Fey until I read Bossypants. This book is an incredible ride that allows us to see the humor and intelligence behind one of our favorite feminist icons.”
“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss the ground Tina Fey walks on after reading Bossypants. It’s funny and personal and introspective – everything a great memoir should be.”
“This was a great, entertaining read. I laughed out loud while reading it and would definitely recommend it to any fan of Tina Fey’s work.”