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The Other Side of Tina Fey

If you haven’t read Bossypants, what are you waiting for? Stop reading this blog post and go straight to the bookstore, the library or your ereader and pick up this book.  It’s hilarious, insightful and one of the most interesting biographies I’ve read in a long time (although I can’t honestly say I read a lot of biographies).  It’s a quick read, and it reads like a good stand up comedy routine. keeping you laughing until the very end.

And you get to see another side of Tina Fey – the, rougher side of Tina Fey.  The Tina Fey with an edge which to be honest I never really saw in the movies and TV shows, although I suppose I should have known – she was a writer for SNL after all.

The book is really funny, very tongue in cheek, slightly self-deprecating and just a complete pleasure to read.  I think Tina Fey also does a great job being a feminist views, without pushing her feminist views on you.  Let’s face it – it’s hard being a high powered woman, whether it’s in the entertainment industry or any other industry. And for a woman in the entertainment industry, there’s also the age ceiling – the you’re 40 and no longer hot so your career is over, thing.  Tina Fey does a great job of empowering, in general. women, comedians, etc.  I felt, happy reading the book.  In fact I laughed out loud on several occasions.

So what have we learned? Get this book. Her anecdotes, her stories, her vignettes are hilarious.  It’s well worth a read.