Reviews We Love: Tina Fey

Janet Maslin has some great things to say about Bossypants in the New York Times!  Here are our favorites:

  • “dagger-sharp, extremely funny”
  • “even the blurbs are clever”
  • “a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation”
  • “[Fey] comes off as a strongly opinionated dynamo with a comedic voice that is totally her own”
  • “hilariously self-deprecating”

And Mary McNamara has some great things to say in the Los Angeles Times!

  • “a book that reminds you why Fey has succeeded where so many have failed — because she is precise, professional and hilarious”
  • Bossypants should make any profile of Fey unnecessary, since it provides, in abundance, everything readers want from a story about a performer”
  • “Amazingly, absurdly, deliriously funny. Everything you would hope for from this book — it’s impossible to put down, you will laugh until you cry, you will wish it were longer, you can’t wait to hand it to every friend you have — is true”
  • “Tina Fey remains, finally, inarguably and mercifully All That”

We couldn’t agree more.

 

One Comment

  1. Courtney
    Posted May 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I fell in love with Ms. Tina Fey when she took the stage on Weekend Update. The love affair continued when she left SNL and became the executive producer and star of 30 Rock. If Baby Mama’s on USA or TBS, forget it, my Saturday afternoon is done for. She hits it home for the brunettes. She makes it okay to be smart and funny. And for a smart, funny, brunette who is often told I wouldn’t be single if I would just put my pesky opinions in a drawer somewhere, it’s nice to have a role model. So, obviously, I bought Bossypants right away and read it on two long connecting flights–laughing so hard that I was wiping away tears and shaking. The section about her father made me tear up for a different reason, obviously. While my mom is great, having a strong male role model has also helped me in the independence realm. I loved the book. And I know I’ll be re-reading for years to come. It’s a wonderful book that I can relate to. Working in politics for a union, I am in a male-dominated workplace, and my gender seems to matter a great deal to the people around me. I sincerely thank Reagan Arthur for publishing it and Tina Fey for sharing her stories with us.

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