Saturday, August 06, 2011

Book Review: Bossypants

Bossypants is consistently amusing and always interesting, but it is rarely hilarious and/or fascinating. The book is at its best when Fey gives readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Saturday Night Live or Chicago's famous improvisational troupe, The Second City, where Tina Fey honed her comedic chops before becoming a household name. Unfortunately, Fey's book focuses less on her ascension to the throne of televised comedy and instead favors the dispensing of modestly funny anecdotes that happened along the way, stories comprised of equal parts self-deprecation and self-congratulation. Even for fairly enthusiastic Tina Fey fans, this proves a bit disappointing. Still, despite being less illuminating than one might wish, Bossypants is a light and fun read, not unworthy of your time.

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