By Tina Fey
My Rating: 4 / 5
I love Tina Fey. She wrote one of my favourite movies (Mean Girls), I’m a big fan of 30 Rock, and I loved her on Saturday Night Live, so I knew this was a book that I wanted to read! Here is the Kobo store’s summary:
Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately half-hearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon – from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.
I think Tina Fey is hilarious, and this book made me laugh out loud on practically every page. She discusses her childhood, her time with Second City doing improv, working on SNL, and 30 Rock.
Her anecdotes about working with Amy Poehler and Alec Baldwin cracked me up, and all the ‘behind the scenes’ information about working on SNL and 30 Rock were so fun to read.
She also wrote some interesting things about being a woman in the comedy/entertainment business – things I hadn’t really contemplated before, but which I liked to read about. I would have liked to read more in that vein, to be honest, but this book stops short of being too serious.
Overall, this is a very funny, quick read, and if you’re a fan of Tina Fey, I definitely recommend it.