Tina Fey’s Bossypants lacks juice
September 16, 2012 Leave a comment
I’m not one for reading gossip magazines or finding out about the dark and dirty secrets of celebrities, but when I started reading Tina Fey’s Bossypants I expected a bit more of an interesting story, from someone of her comedic writing calibre.
What I took from the book were stories that shaped Tina to become the woman she is today. We’re introduced to people like her father and events like when she first started improv comedy. As I read her stories, I wasn’t invested in her stories like I usually am, reading other memoirs.
The one positive takeaway I have is that she has done a lot to succeed in the “man’s world” of comedy and even become a powerhouse in television and movies to some extent.
I realize I probably am not the intended audience for this book (at one point she even called out that a guy wouldn’t likely be reading this), but I still feel that she could have connected more emotionally with the stories. I give Bossypants a 2/5.
If you’ve read the book, and are a fan, do you think I’m way off? What made it click for you?