I had been wanting to read this book for a while and so I was happy when I found it on sale in the Kindle shop for 99 cents. It seemed like perfect timing, since I needed less dramatic/emotional reading material.
I’ve enjoyed Tina Fey’s writing and performance since her days on Weekend Update. I watched many seasons of 30 Rock (I lost track while I was in the UK) and watched her Palin performances with interest. I loved her and Amy’s Emmy hosting gig. I expected to love this book.
I’m not sure what I think of this book. There were parts that were very funny and I laughed out loud. There were parts that made great points about the relative treatment of women and men. Generally, I really like Tina’s work. However, there were parts that were just too crude. I think it was pretty unnecessary for the overall book.
I read this book in less than two days, so I’m glad I didn’t pay too much for it. The reading level is very low and there isn’t much substance to the book. It was only because I was quite busy that it took two days to finish.
I enjoyed the chapters about Tina’s upbringing and could relate to some of her experiences. A good bit of her charm is how relatable she is. The chapters I liked less were the later chapters of the book (which I thought I would enjoy more).
There were moments that I really liked this book and there were others I didn’t. A friend asked if I would recommend it and I didn’t think I could.
Were my expectations higher because she’s a female comic? I don’t think so. I think my expectations were high because she’s always seemed very classy. I was quite surprised when I hit some of the crude parts. I don’t think of myself as a prude, so I guess I would tell possible readers (if I’m not the last person on earth to read this book) to beware.