Saturday, June 20, 2015
Bossypants - Tina Fey ----------------- 2.5 Stars
Bossypants is a comedy book by Tina Fey. It's pretty funny but not that great. It's sort of half autobiography and half jokes interwoven together. The problem I have found with comedy books is that so much of comedy is timing and seeing it and hearing it. My voice was the comedian when reading this and I'm not that funny.
Overall, the book has some very interesting anecdotes. Tina starts with her childhood and works through to her time on SNL and 30 Rock. I found the more recent stuff much more interesting than her time growing up.
In general, I find the book was not funny about 90% of the time, which seems high, but remember it's a book trying to tell jokes; not the best way to do it. However, the 10% of the time when a joke was funny, it was really funny. There were a few jokes that I was literally laughing out loud and felt the need to tell someone about the joke.
I would recommend this book to any people who are big Tina Fey fans. If you like her, or liked 30 Rock, you will probably enjoy this book. That being said, I fall into that group and did not find this book that enjoyable. It is an easy read and short, so it won't take up much of your time, but as the majority of it not funny, you are really spending most of your time reading about Tina Fey's life, which frankly, ain't all that interesting. However, when she does hit her jokes right, it's pretty funny.