13/01/2013

Things I Love, Love, LOVE Books: Bossypants by Tina Fey


This is not so much a book review as it is a declaration of love. 

I know I'm a hundred years late to jump on the I-love-Tina-Fey train, but I just bought a used copy of Bossypants (buying used books is super-eco, super-cheap and something we all should do) after I heard both friends and fellow writers raving about it like it was the next Nobel prize winner. I simply had to find out what this book was all about. 

The book was waiting for me when I got back from Stockholm on Tuesday night and I started reading it that very same evening. And I guess that's when I fell in love.

We all know that, well, Tina Fey's a genius. I've always really liked her as a writer, but never really got in-depth with her work until now. She's my idea of the kind of feminist I want to be - one that stands up to outdated ideas and a male-dominated society, but stays down-to-earth, fun and someone you totally want to be best friends with. This book is exactly why women - and men! - adore her. She makes fun of herself without putting herself down. She makes fun of others, still without any down-putting. She doesn't do that annoying "real girl" thing where beautiful/married/successful women are the enemy and must be hated. She's herself and she's the woman we all want to be - at least I do!


So far, this book has taught me:

That being the boss never involves walking around, waving one's arms and chanting, "I am the boss!"

That I largely missed out by not going to a gay theatre summer camp in the US

That being a brunette in the 70s was a pretty bad deal.

That being a woman means guys yell stuff at you from cars (from my experience, this makes being a woman in Italy pretty easy - just walk down any street with any kind of vehicle and voilá)

That despite feminism, female beauty standards are still pretty hellish.







...so just two words, everyone: READ. IT. NOW (okay, that's three words). Are you on Amazon yet? If not, it better be because you're running to your local bookshop!

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2 comments:

  1. Wooooow... Very Interesting book!!! I love reading!!!!!!

    XoXo

    Mary

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  2. I swear,this book is the funniest book I have ever read. I was laughing sooo hard at one point I think I peed a little! Though, amazingly funny in the first half, it started to drop off just a smudge later in the book. I would definitely recommend this.

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