By Chet Yarbrough
By Tina Fey
Narrated by Tina Fey
One may get a sense of Tina Fey’s book by watching Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2013 Golden Globes’ fete. If one liked Fey and Poehler’s performance at the Golden Globes, “Bossypants” will be a belly laugh; if not, “Bossypants” is a face plant.
“Bossypants” makes people laugh because Fey exposes her own foibles to remind human beings of their own insecurities. Fey offers a glimpse of her life before and after fame. She vivifies the
face and stature of her father, the celebrity of Alec Baldwin, and the singular focus of talented comediennes like Amy Poehler.
“Bossypants” is a brief history of Fey’s rise to fame, the early days of high school and college, the struggle to find a paying job, the break at Second City Chicago,
and the growing success of “30 Rock”. Along the way Fey explains marriage, motherhood, and the genesis of the Palin parody.
Interweaved in her story are Fey’s views on women’s rights, gay rights, politics, and the essence of improvised theater.
Bossypants is a fun listen with Tina Fey’s comic timing, writing, and direction.