Review: Bossypants

Read: Bossypants by Tina Fey
Stars: Five

Drinking: Artisan ChocoLatte Black Tea: Hazelnut Mocha, Kalahari Cafe

Tina Fey is hilarious.  Bossypants is her memoir of growing up and becoming a famous comedian, and all the bumps in the road that come with her chosen path.  Fey’s series of essays on everything from summer theater to succeeding in business to turning 40 are quirky but also inspiring for women everywhere.

You don’t need to be a comedian or an aspiring actor to appreciate Fey’s advice.  In my opinion, her best advice is “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”  This applies not only to the perennial debate of “are women funny?” but to any career or path that you choose to take.  It doesn’t matter if it’s “ladylike” or palatable by a certain segment of the population. Follow your passion.  Fey’s entire message is boiled down into that sentence.  She’s spent most of her life doing what she wants – not following “the rules” or doing what she is “supposed” to do.  And to show for it, she has a loving husband, an adorable child, an amazing career that she loves, and now a bestselling, hilarious book.

I’m inspired all over again to pursue my passions.  Read Bossypants, laugh, learn, and go out and succeed.


Author: Lisa Fry

Freelance Writer & Editor. Book lover. Feminist. International development professional

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