Bossypants is an autobiographical comedy by the famous comedienne Tina Fey based on her observations of her life and amusing anecdotes describing it.
Summary Of The Book
An autobiography that shares its characters with the author; Bossypants is precise, witty, powerfully observant and tremendously hilarious.
Bossypants tells the life story of actor Tina Fey. It shows how a nerdy school girl went on to become a successful actor, writer, wife and a bewildered mother. Tina Fey’s success as a comedienne can be attributed to the purity of her heart and her quirky perspective on life and everything else. It is these experiences that make her performances so memorable and loved and perhaps the success of the book can be attributed to the same.
The cover shows Tina Fey, pretty face morphed around huge, hairy hands; perhaps symbolizing Tina Fey’s success in a field dominated by males. The book is divided into personal essays that tell her life’s story, her personal and professional successes and her relationships with the people in her life. Her essay “A Mother’s Prayer” is insightful and shows Tina in a sweet image that often gets blurred by the smart and witty image that is often portrayed. She talks about growing up, her relationship with her brother, being a nerd in school, how she came to live in New York, her sweet and warm relation with her husband and the complete shift from a glamorous life to one of running after her children and eating things off the floor.
It’s a treat for any of her fans as they see the real person behind the name. She also talks about how being slashed by a stranger in an alley behind her childhood house gave her the much talked about facial scars.
Bossypants isn’t a memoir. It is a treatise to the fact that being funny is much more important than being pretty.
Bossypants has sold over a million copies in the US. It topped The New York Times Bestseller List and remained on top for five weeks after its release. Tina Fey also narrated the audio book version of the book that received a Grammy Nomination, and sold over 150,000 copies. The audio book is available on Audible.com.
About Tina Fey
Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey is an American actor, producer and scriptwriter. She is best known for her work in NBC Series Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock and movies such as Date Night, Mean Girls and Baby Mama.
Fey has had a long standing career in theatre, television and on the big screen. She began her career with theatre, and went on to become a writer for Saturday Night Live. Her sketch of republican Sarah Palin in SNL became a viral video with over 5.7 million views in a week. She has also directed a number of movies, and she provided her voice for the pinball game Medieval Madness. She has won several Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award and Writers Guild of America award. Fey lives in New York City with her composer husband Jeff Richmond and their two daughters.