Sunday, August 7, 2011

Book Review - Bossypants

M gave me Bossypants by Tina Fey for my birthday back in June.  It was a very quick read, and HILARIOUS.  If you like Tina Fey at all, watch 30 Rock or enjoyed her on SNL, by all means, read this book!!!  She writes with the same kind of humor and wit. 

If you are looking for a tell-all about Saturday Night Live, or behind the scenes at 30 Rock, you won't find it here.  The author does talk about the workings of the shows to an extent, but doesn't ever mention names or incriminate anyone.  The book is autobiographical, but the ending really focuses on being a working mom, especially the decision to have a second child.  If you follow celebrity gossip, you probably know how this worked out.  She is now expecting her second child due at the end of the summer.

She talks about the struggle of being a working mom and how it always makes you feel like you should be somewhere else.  She discusses feeling like she is missing out on her parts of her child's life, but also that being a stay at home mom isn't all that glamorous either.  One of my favorite quotes, "Almost as many moments of full-time motherhood stink like Axe body spray on a brick of bleu cheese.*"  Footnote: "These moments include: cleaning poop out of a one-piece bathing suit, getting kicked in the tits by someone who doesn't want to put on her shoes, Dora the Explorer."

My favorite chapter is "The Mother's Prayer for Its Daughter."  I laugh (and cry) every time I read it. 

Overall, great book!!!  Have you read it??  Leave a comment and let me know what you thought!!!


basebell6 said...

thanks for the recommendation! just requested it from the library; 53 holds, so it must be popular. ;)

Barbie said...

I've been wanting to read this one. Good to know from several people, yourself included, that it is worth the read!

Also, popping over to check you out via OGG :)

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