My mother and I had similar tastes in television – a very important topic in our household. One of our shared likes was 30 Rock. Today I still find it to be one of the funniest shows I watch along with Modern Family and How I Met Your Mother.
This is all to say I was pretty excited when I found out Tina Fey was writing a book. I think she’s great. And the more I’ve heard about her book, Bossypants, the more I want it. Like now. Even if the cover freaks me out more than a little bit.
How could you not instantly fall in love with a book that has blurbs like this attached to it:
PRAISE FOR TINA FEY:
“You’d be really pretty if you lost weight.” (College Boyfriend, 1990 )
“Tina Fey is an ugly, pear-shaped, overrated troll.” (The Internet )
“Mommy, where are my pretzels?” (Tracy Morgan )
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BOSSYPANTS:
“I hope that’s not really the cover. That’s really going to hurt sales.” (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey )
“Absolutely delicious!” (A Guy Who Eats Books )
“Totally worth it.” (Trees )
“Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey’s book until I’ve been dead a hundred years.” (Mark Twain )
“Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny — oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!” (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf )
My friends are probably already sick of hearing about how much I want to read this book. I have so many books to read already I don’t need more. And yet… My only realy question is should I get it in print or on audio? On one hand, I want it in print so I can pass it along after I’ve laughed my way through it. But on the other hand, I want it in audio so I can hear Tina herself read me all the hilariousness. Maybe once I’ve finished A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Chosen One and the other books vying for my attention, I will be ready to make a decision. Opinions welcome!