Friday, February 17, 2012

BossypantsBossypants by Tina Fey

The NSL bookclub met yesterday to discuss our February book, Bossypants by Tina Fey. In our bookclub we like to mix it up from month-to-month, heavier books with some more light-hearted titles. This was a more light month. Our reviews were mixed, some thought it was laugh-out-loud funny and completely relatable and others thinking it a bathroom book in which you could read one little anecdote at a time. The mixed reviews has to do w/ what we expected of the book, and how you read it. It’s categorized as a biography, but we collectively felt that you know little more about Tina Fey than you did before you read the book. It was more a collection of humorous anecdotes, that were more “universal vignettes” instead of personal. One member pointed out that Tina Fey did not seem very connected to the book, and we all agreed. Don’t get us wrong, we enjoyed the book, but it was more a “humor” book versus a memoir. Those of us who listened to the audio enjoyed it more than those who read it. The audio is great for a short trip somewhere, or something lighthearted to listen to whilst cleaning, walking etc. Tina (thankfully) reads it and it includes a CD with video clips from SNL and pdf’s (which she refers to throughout the audio) of her that were included in the book, so those of us who listened to it didn’t miss out.

We gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

Click here for a look at our book selections for the year.

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