from the shelf // a guest post

tina / girl / words / new york

Today, my lovely pal Sierra talks about a book written by one of my absolute favorite women, Tina Fey:

One of the best compliments I have ever received was when my boyfriend mentioned that Liz Lemon and I have some similar mannerisms, so it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that Tina Fey is one of my heroes. From an awkward Pennsylvanian prepubescent to a presumably more awkward theater tech-studying college student to the first female head writer for SNL, Tina has almost single-handedly paved the way for women in comedy (especially the dorky, food-obsessed ones).

Now, Tina can add New York Times bestselling author to her list of accomplishments (I use the word “now” loosely, seeing as how this book has been out for more than a year). “Bossypants” is an incredibly quick read—just make sure that you read it in a place where you can laugh freely throughout and cry once it’s over. If you read it in an airport terminal (like I did), know that people are going to give you disgruntled looks when your laughter distracts them from their iPads.

Tina will regale you with tales of her childhood (“My proudest moment as a child was the time I beat my uncle Pierre at Scrabble with the seven-letter word FARTING.”), tales of her adulthood (“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” ) and all the important life lessons she learned in between (“When choosing sexual partners, remember: Talent is not sexually transmittable.”).

Still unsure whether or not you should spend an afternoon reading this book? If this sentence doesn’t convince you, nothing will:

“I was wearing my best GAP turtleneck and my dates were two adult lesbians, so yeah, I was pretty cool.”

-Sierra

How much are you loving Sierra’s posts? Remember to visit Sierra’s blog to read more of her clever writing and check out her awesome outfit posts.

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