Tina Fey's memoir Bossypants came out yesterday. It chronicles her life, from growing up in the burbs of Pennsylvania, to her time in Chicago at Second City, and her gig as the first female head writer for SNL. The reviews are raving and I'm not surprised, everything she's done is brilliant, so why wouldn't a book documenting that be brilliant too? I can't wait to pick up a copy. Check out this NPR review written by Janeane Garofalo (remember how much we loved Reality Bites?):
Bossypants is not so much a memoir as it is a sort of here's-what-happened-and-why-I think-this kind of book. It's honest and intimate, without any maudlin tales of childhood sorrow, no extraneous snark or hit-and-run tell-all gossip. It's just a great read from a mature thinker.
The book is also getting a lot of attention because of its cover. What do you think of it? Tina's dad had a few thoughts:
I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales. (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)
Ha! Love it. Now you go get your copies and we'll read it together!
With love from the city where Tina lives :)