Review: Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

One of my favourite things to do on a brisk Fall day is read … with a nice glass of red wine (obvs). My friends have been ranting and raving about Tina Fey’s book, Bossy Pants, since its release in the summer. I hesitated in jumping on the bandwagon because I’m not usually one for biographies. I’m more of a fiction lover, but was persuaded otherwise this time… only because Tina Fey is absolutely awesome. Let me tell you, ten pages in and I fell in love. It was raw, honest and hilarious – in a self-deprecating manner. Fey delves into every single fibre that makes up the brilliant and, most times, awkward tapestry that is her life. She transitions seamlessly from her humble childhood in West Philadelphia to her defining moments as an adult. She even tells you how she got the scar on her chin. Everyone has a strong parental figure that shapes their life. It’s either your mom or dad, or both. In Fey’s case, it was her dad, Don Fey. To sum it up, he’s an intimidating badass. Apparently, if he told you to jump, you’d Google how to build rocket shoes and fly to the moon – all just to impress him. Powerful men like SNL creator, Lorne Michaels, and 30 Rock star, Alec Baldwin, step down to him. Think of Chuck Norris, but Greek. That’s Don Fey. A majority of the book discusses her love life, or lack thereof. Fey talks about how her strategy
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