Tina Fey is a freaking genius. I call her my fictional best friend. I truly believe that we would get along swimmingly if we were ever to meet, and therefore it was no question that I would read her book, Bossypants, as soon as it came out. I was not disappointed.
I can’t say enough good things about Bossypants, so I’ll simply let a few quotes speak for themselves.
While responding to some less-than-positive fan who called her an ‘overrated troll,’ she writes,
“I hate for our correspondence to be confrontational, but you have offended me deeply. To say that I am an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair. I’ll leave it for others to say if I’m the best, but I am certainly one of the most dedicated trolls guarding bridges today. I always ask three questions, at least two of which are riddles.”
In response to how she felt when asked to develop 30 Rock:
“I was a little excited but mostly bloft. ‘Bloft’ is an adjective I just made up that means ‘Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.’ I have been blorft every day for the past seven years.”
About her proudest moment:
“(My proudest moment as a child was the time I beat my uncle Pierre at Scrabble with the seven-letter word FARTING.)”
And whilst trying to film a 30 Rock segment with Oprah Winfrey, plan her daughter’s third birthday party AND rehearse and appear on Saturday Night Live as Sarah Palin for the first time:
“(By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you have have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.)”
It’s hard to say if you need to be a Tina Fey fan before reading Bossypants. Certainly sharing her brand of humor would be a good idea.
My biggest question, even while in the middle of the book, was when Tina Fey will be writing another book!