Tina Fey grew up in a powerful family. Her book, Bossypants, collects her essays and talks about how hard work has been crucial to her success. She is very well known for her character on 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live.
Tina Fey’s new book Bossypants came out in 2011 and described Tina Fey’s experiences growing up with a strong mother, going to college, working at The Second City, Saturday Night Live, and 30 Rock. In addition, Tina Fey writes about her experiences working on SNL and how she got her job with Lorne Michaels.
Woman in Male-Dominated Comedy
Tina Fey also writes about being a woman in the comedy industry. She talks about how women aren’t taken seriously as comedians until they’ve been around for a while. In addition to that, women are often judged more on their looks than their talent.
Tina Fey talks about her love of improv comedy, which is done by coming up with a scene or a skit off the cuff. She says that this is like a sport where the team that best uses its players wins. Tina Fey also talks about her marriage to Jeff Richmond, who is the composer for SNL and 30 Rock.
Second City to Saturday Night Live
Fey writes with humor and honesty about everything from growing up in the 70s and 80s to being part of the improv group The Second City to working on Saturday Night Live before becoming a head writer at Weekend Update and later a head writer for the show 30 Rock. She also talks about the ups and downs of fame and being in the public eye. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything or hold back details (this is a woman who “peed” herself once on live TV). The book is funny in parts but is also very thoughtful. If you loved 30 Rock, this book would give you insight into what Fey had to endure as both a woman and a mother.
From reading this book, it’s easy to tell that Tina Fey is funny, intelligent, and honest. So if you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh out loud, this is it!