Book Review: Bossypants

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Synopsis from Amazon:

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 halfhearted 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.

Although this took me long to finish (mostly because I forgot I had it) this was great. I listened to the audio version because I’m now in this phase of letting female comedians inspire me. Seriously though, Tina Fey was great. Listening to her autobiography made me cry with laughter, nod in agreement, and shake my head at her sass.

Starting with her life in her hometown and her participation in a drama troupe filled with a lot of gays all the way to her success with 30 Rock, Fey documents her struggles with boys, her weight, body image, and being a female writer in a male dominated field.

What made this audio book so great was Fey’s bold honesty. She would talk about bodily fluids in a way that made me cringe and talk about her marriage, daughter, and thoughts about having more kids in a way that made me feel like we were friends. She discussed the world’s infatuation with butts and her confusion about the new obsession. She also debunked any glamorous ideas I had about magazine photoshoots (although Mindy Kaling kind of already did that for me but still).

Overall, I highly recommend this book, specifically the Audible version. It was great listening to Tina while I worked out at the gym (it made it go by faster) and whenever I was doing mundane things. I would hire Tina to be my life coach if she didn’t, you know, already have a job and such. Anyway, definitely a good book to pick up if you’re looking for a new read.

Favorite Line: 

If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?

Stars: 5 out of 5. Definitely a must read.

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Golden Globes Recap

There were so many great things that occurred at the Golden Globes last night I’m not even sure I’ll be able to cover it all but I’m going to try.

The Hosts

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are great especially when they’re together. It’s no surprise that they were asked to host again for the second year in a row. Their opening monologue was fantastic. They cracked jokes on not only the many actors in the audience but also on themselves. I especially enjoyed their Scandal moment when they talked about Kerry Washington being pregnant and when Poehler blamed Netflix for the future of TV becoming dramas made by SnapChat. These two ladies kept the jokes rolling throughout the show and I think they did a great job.

P. Diddy

I think we can all agree that Diddy was on something last night (some are suggesting he brought his own Ciroc). Whatever it was it made him act a little strangely. From stepping in Usher’s spot when they were presenting to awkwardly trying to hug Bono, Diddy was all over the place. However, I thought it was hilarious so I think it was fine.

The Winners

Their was a lot of talent at the Globes last night and I think everyone’s awards were well deserved. Of course I was rooting for Kerry Washington to finally win an award for her role as Olivia Pope but sadly she did not. However, I love Robin Wright on House of Cards so I wasn’t too mad about it. Other notable wins were American Hustle which received four awards in total (I still need to see that movie!), Frozen for best animated feature, 12 Years a Slave for best drama motion picture, Leonardo DiCaprio for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street (still not an Oscar but maybe one day Leo), and both Breaking Bad and Brooklyn Nine-Nine left with two awards.

The Fashion

Almost everyone looked fantastic last night. Many people did not like Jennifer Lawerence’s dress but I liked it. Then again maybe I’m biased because I love her but I thought she looked cute and I love her haircut.

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One of my all time favorites was Sofia Vegara. As always she looked flawless. Her dress accentuated all her curves in the right way and I just couldn’t take it. Also, her Modern Family co-star, Sarah Hyland was also killing it on the red carpet. Other notable ladies were Taylor Swift, Dianne Keaton, Kaley Cuoco, Sosie Bacon (the Ms. Golden Globe), Krya Sedgewick, and Reese Witherspoon. They were all working it and I wish I could afford their fashion.

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All and all, I thought the show was great and I wouldn’t mind if Fey and Poehler hosted again. I’ll be crossing my fingers and my toes in hopes that dream comes true. Now onto the next award show. When’s the Oscars again?