Bossypants - Tina Fey
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Bossypants

Updated: 7 Sep 2020
Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true.At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
Actress, Entrepreneur
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over 3 years ago
A lot of women writers make me laugh: “Uganda Be Kidding Me,” by Chelsea Handler; “Bossypants,” by Tina Fey; “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” by Maria Semple; “Year of Yes,” by Shonda Rhimes
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Entrepreneur, Writer
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over 3 years ago
I absolutely loved Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” and didn’t want it to end. It’s hilarious as well as important. Not only did I laugh on every page, but I was nodding along, highlighting and dog-earing like crazy. On Page 3, she offers amazing advice to women in the workplace: “No pigtails, no tube tops. Cry sparingly. (Some people say, ‘Never let them see you cry.’ I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.)” It is so, so good. As a young girl, I was labeled bossy, too, so as a former — O.K., current — bossypants, I am grateful to Tina for being outspoken, unapologetic and hysterically funny.
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Actor
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over 3 years ago
If you haven’t read Tina Fey’s Bossypants, you will, and whatever you are drinking will come out of your nose due to laughter.
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Writer
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114 FLIISTs
over 3 years ago
If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be? It seems to me that Barack Obama is sufficiently well read. The president might consider E. M. Forster’s “Two Cheers for Democracy” or even Tina Fey’s “Bossypants,” which would have helped him surround himself with people who don’t think they know everything about everything: being poor, being wealthy, getting sick, getting old, fighting a war.
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