Release date: April 5, 2011
Format: print (from the library)
Age Group: ? (I think, adults)
Source for Synopsis: Goodreads
Challenge: (personal) 2012 Reading Challenge, Support Your Library Challenge 2012
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.
(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)
There were more quotes that I liked, but I forgot to write them down until I was near the end of the book, I just skimmed through the book and found some interesting quotes, I might look for more later.
“If you are a women and you bought this book for practical tips on how to make it in a male-dominated workplace, here they are. No pigtails, no tube topa. Cry sparingly. (Some people say “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone).” -Page 3
“Perhaps you’re a parent and you bought this book to lern how to raise an achievement-oriented, drug-free, adult virgin. You’ll find that, too. The essential ingredients, I can tell you up front, are a strong father figure, bad skin, and a child-sized colonial-lady outfit.” -Page 3
“Always on the cutting edge of beauty, I believe this haircut was executed by folding my face in half and cutting out a heart. Of course I must be hones; this is clearly a professional photo taken on picture day. I didn’t look this sleek and pulled together all the time.” -Page 108
This is my second time reviewing a non-fiction book and my first reviewing an autobiography, I’ve read them a few times before, but I’ve never reviewed them. I’m not going to be reviewing non-fiction books much on here, but I might once in a while. This review is going to be different than my other reviews and probably shorter.
I’m having trouble thinking of what to say in this review so that it wouldn’t be too short, I don’t like really short reviews, and thats because whenever I look at them (unless the review is about a very short book), I feel like that person either didn’t read the whole book, just wants to state their opinions, or they’re not putting much thought into the review. I know that those aren’t necessarily the case, but that’s what really short reviews (less that 200 words) reviews make me feel when i look at them on blogs, although on goodreads it’s different, I’m fine with really short reviews on there. If my review is way too short, then I just post it on goodreads, I did that a few times, but mostly i post them on here and on goodreads. Sorry about the rambling/rant.
I guess I’ll have to keep this review short and sweet.
The book starts with a unique introduction, here’s the first paragraph, after reading that, you’ll understand what I mean.
Congratulations on your purchase of this American-made genuine book. Each component of this book was selected to provide you with maximum book performance, whatever your reading needs may be.
The next two paragraphs are the first two quotes above, I think they’re a unique and funny way to start a book. I’ve never read a book that starts like this one does, but then again, I haven’t read many biographies/autobiographies, although I don’t think that many of those start like/similar to this.
I liked this book more than I thought I would, since I’m not much of a non-fiction reader, although there were some things that confused me when I was reading this book.
I’ll be honest, I never watched 30 Rock or Saturday Night Live, so I didn’t know who Tina Fey was until I saw a review on youtube about this book and then when I read this book, it became more clear. I’m not good at remembering celebrity names from before nineteen ninety something (plus, I wasn’t even born than, since I’m 18.5 and she’s forty something), so when she referenced some people, I got confused but I didn’t feel like going on google and searching them since there were more than just a few.
She ends it in a different way too, this is the last paragraph in the book, I think it’s kind of funny, although I don’t exactly understand what she meant by it.
Either way, everything will be fine. But if you have an opinion, please feel free to offer it to me through the gap in the door of a public restroom. Everyone else does.
I also requested the audiobook from the library, because I heard that it’s Tina’s voice and it’s really funny, so after I read the book, I listened to the audiobook (I don’t listen to audiobooks because I get distracted too easily, but I decided to try this one anyway) and I liked it.
Overall, I liked this book and it was entertaining, I just don’t have much to say about it, this book is basically about Tina Fey’s life, from childhood to now (ok, almost now, since this was published last year). She’s really humble. After reading this book, I want to watch an episode of 30 Rock right away.
I might edit this review and write more later if I think of more to say, but right now I’m tired and it’s really late at night here.
If you want to read more reviews about this book, go to Goodreads and read the reviews in the comment section or go to other websites.
I rated this book 4.5 stars, so no rating picture below this time. Since I didn’t make halves yet, although I will soon.
If you read this book, then tell me what you thought about it in the comments section.