Tina Fey is one of my heroes as a writer. She’s funny, smart, and I’ve been a fan since her Saturday Night Live days. So I was excited to read her new book Bossypants.
The book isn’t exactly an autobiography or memoir; it’s too light and breezy for one. It’s also hilarious and hard to put down. The chapters are quick, interesting and funny, and some fast readers could probably finish it in a day.
Fey has plenty to write about, especially when it comes to show business, but she never flings dirt or reveals secrets. It’s not a book of gossip, just good stories.
While Fey touches on topics like marriage, motherhood, gender equality and politics, she never delves particularly deep into these. It’s not a bad thing, as it keeps the book moving at a quick pace, but it would be nice to see a bit more weight when it comes to these subjects.
My biggest complaint is that it’s too short. I wanted to read more about her time at SNL or 30 Rock besides the fact she’d write until 3 in the morning.
Fey’s full of stories, so hopefully this won’t be her last book. Even if it is, it’s a must-read for any of her fans or anyone who wants a good laugh.