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Bossypants by Tina Fey: A Review

September 23, 2011
As an awkward half-teen, half-adult female with the people skills of a banana, I constantly seek proof that I am not alone in the land of social-ineptitude. Recently, I stumbled upon Tina Fey’s comedic novel “Bossypants” and immediately fell in love. Yes, I fell in love with a book. I wanted to hug this book and cuddle with it at night and have little book babies that would pop out (don’t ask me how) as Post-It-sized flip-books or tiny instructional pamphlets that you find on the circular rotating shelves at bookstores near the front desk. It was that good.“Bossypants” tackled every womanly concern on the planet from breastfeeding to aging to weight worries to gay friend over-protectiveness with spot-on humor that only Tina Fey could provide. If you don’t believe me, here are some actual quotes from the novel to give you a better idea:
– “I was a little excited but mostly blorft. ‘Blorft’ 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.”
– “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.”
– “I was a cable news star, like a shark or a missing white child!”
– “Places that are less ideal for hair extensions: the grocery store, women’s prison, a water park.”
– “And that is why I will henceforth refer to our nanny as our Coordinator of Toddlery.”

In conclusion, if you are of the female gender, your next shopping list should consist of the following essential items:
– Chocolate
– “Bossypants” by Tina Fey
– Tampons
– Chocolate
– Royal Wedding Magazines

(Not necessarily in order of importance, but could be.)

One Comment leave one →
  1. Galina soykharev permalink
    December 30, 2014 12:28 am

    I really like your writing . I will also advise u to pick up- is everyone hanging out without me ? By mindy lahary

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