17 May 10 Things I Learned From Miss Bossypants, Tina Fey
Former Saturday Night Live star and head writer for her NBC production of 30 Rock, Tina Fey can also add published author to her resume. Tina is super cool because she is super normal in the sense that she’s willing to make mistakes and broadcast her faux pas as awkward television fodder that is relatable to anyone that has ever defined themselves as career driven or struggled to decide on Ikea furniture (30 Rock inside joke). In other words, I think most people can relate to Tina whether they enjoy her sense of comedy or not. That’s why after the umpteenth photo on Instagram of a friend of mine that had just picked up Tina’s copy of Bossypants led me to read the book for myself.
Knowing Tina, you probably wouldn’t expect that Bossypants is a book about managing a team as a woman in a cutthroat industry of both comedy and television. The common assumption is that somehow the book has more to do with the actual comedy side of her life than what she had to do to get there. So naturally, I found the material to be a pleasant surprise as I’m a big fan of the how-to and memoir style mixes.
Bossypants is a book filled with one-liners that will eventually make it on to mockable, yet relevant motivational posters if they haven’t already. In fact, I’m going to make a few of those posters for you right now and I strongly urge you to make one of them your computer’s desktop image right now! Either way, here are 10 things I learned from this quick read.