Okay. Tina Fey? Amazing. She has a way with words, which I should expect since she is a writer. Her autobiography is light-hearted and funny. It's engaging an a really good read, like an I can't put it down because what is gonna happen next sort of read. I wish my life was half as exciting.
One thing I love about her in general is that we're almost the same age (I am five months older) and are from similar areas (DE for me, PA for her). We have almost nothing in common but I still think I could be her friend after reading Bossypants, a feeling I bet is shared by many people. When a book makes you want to go out for a beer with the main character, who in this case is also the author? That's a good sign, for sure.
If you love any of these things, you'll love this book:
- Embarrassing things that other people do that make you feel like maybe you're not really and idiot after all
- Second City (I can't get away from Second City!)
- Babies, puppies, and/or kittens
- The Bloggess - the styles of the books are remarkably similar
Read it, folks. Trust me. The story is so awesome, it could almost be fiction. Really funny fiction.
And on the random love bit: OMG my Kindle. Y'all. How come no one told me I could check out library books on my Kindle? I don't like you keeping such big, important secrets from me. It is just not fair. I've had this thing since my birthday and have only purchased two books (I figure if I am going to buy them, I ant to smell ink, I'm a nerd like that). I've been worshiping at the altars of the classics and cheesy (mostly, some were pretty good) romance novels. But now I know better!
I spent a good part of an evening searching through the Maryland e-Library for titles that are on my "read before I die list" and found several. They're queued up, waiting for me like good little babies. Bossypants was my first and I'm now reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford and yeah, this book really deserved to be on the read before I die list. I love reading.