Tina is someone a lot of women can identify with: she was an awkward kid, went through the horrible "shag" haircut phase (for me, it was 1975, immediately followed by a failed Dorothy Hamill hair phase after the 1976 Olympics), wasn't very popular in high school, and was a geek at a time when being a geek wasn't so cool. There was a smart, hilarious, tough woman waiting to come out, and when it did we got to know and love her.
Tina's book is about her life, from early days spending time at a theater camp, to working in a YMCA as a desk assistant in Chicago, and traveling around with the Second City troupe developing her improv skills and comedic timing. What I like about Tina is that even though she had many intimidating experiences, she kept powering through and remained open to opportunities.
Tina also speaks to the idea of a woman being "the boss", and how tough it can be to take on that role even while knowing how competent and kick-ass you will be as the bossypants.
I wholeheartedly recommend Bossypants as an audio. My drive to and from Wisconsin flew by listening to her, and she made me laugh out loud many times. I now have to make time to watch 30 Rock. Yes, I must confess I've never watched the show. I think watching it now after listening to Bossypants will make me feel like I've got inside information on Tina Fey.
Rating: 8/10 for an audio book that was a pleasure to listen to, thanks to Tina Fey and her wonderful narration. So funny and talented.
Available in paperback, ebook, and audio. Listen to the audio if you can!