I Wish Tina Fey Was My BFF
I've always loved Tina Fey. She's one of those real, approachable looking celebrities who is ridiculously smart, pretty and oh sooooo funny. I remember watching her religiously on SNL's "Weekend Update" with Jimmy Fallon. As a comedic writer who rose to the top among a sea of men, Fey has proven time and again that even really really nice girls can finish first.
I'm having so much fun reading Fey's best selling memoir "Bossypants" - so much so that I have been finding myself laughing out loud on subway cars, buses and even the commuter rails. Today, as my train was pulling into the station, I let out a huge guffaw when Fey talked about her experiences at a photo shoot and revealed the songs you would find on her iPod: "We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover" from Annie and "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips. Why do I find that so laughable? Simple. If you were to play shuffle on my iPod, you would hear "Defying Gravity" from Rent and "Hold On" from Wilson Phillips. Incidentally, if you saw "Bridesmaids," you will see that Wilson Phillips could be making a huge comeback this year - if only they were playing at Jones Beach!
But back to Bossypants. So why do I love this book so much? Simple - Tina Fey shares memories from her childhood, adolescence and adulthood with candor, wit and incredible humor. She knows how to paint a picture with her words that will get anyone cackling at a moment's notice. Plus, she even shares photos of some of her worst hairstyles (I so can relate). I also love the story about her honeymoon - which took place on a cruise ship to Bermuda since her husband has a fear of flying.