Book Worm: Bossypants

This is no newsflash since Tina Fey's book, Bossypants, has been on the shelves for quite a while now BUT I just finished reading it over the weekend.  Not only is it filled with sarcasm, self-depricating humor and toilet jokes, but it also manages to be an incredibly enlightening, inspiring book for women.  Any girl who has ever cared more about being funny or smart than demure or pretty, has anxiety, works in a male-dominated environment, speaks her mind, etc can completely appreciate this book.  It's pretty amazing how perfectly her humor translates from the screen to a page.  I almost think I find her funnier on paper... and that's saying a lot because 30 Rock, to me, is one of the best shows on network TV right now (well, when it's in-season.)  A few of my favorite quotes/life lessons from Tina:

On a handful of old men thinking women aren't funny:
It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don't like something, it is empirically not good.  I don't like Chinese food, but I don't write articles trying to prove it doesn't exist.

On Photoshop:
"Why can't we accept the human form as it is?" Screams no one.... If you're going to expend energy being mad about Photoshop, you'll also have to be mad about earrings.  No one's ears are that sparkly!

In response to a mean comment on Dlisted:
...Now go to bed, you crazy night owl! You have to be at NASA early in the morning.  So they can look for your penis with the Hubble telescope.

On anxiety:
My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.

That last one is less funny and more relatable... I feel that way on a daily basis.  Anyway, this book is a must-read... if you haven't read it yet, buy it now.  It will take you a matter of hours to read and you will be thoroughly entertained for those few hours.  I wish she had a blog or something so I could read something this funny and inspiring on a daily basis.

via Esquire


Krissy Engle said...

Yes! I'm totally buying this today! Can't wait to read it! Love TF!

PJ said...

i haven't read it yet, but i just laughed out loud twice reading those quotes! bookstore tomorrow...

julia wheeler said...

yes! you both should buy it for sures!

La Feem said...

She's amazing, thanks for the quotes.

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