Monday, July 25, 2016


Fey, T. (2011). Bossypants. New York: Little, Brown.

Summary: Bossypants is the story of Tina Fey in her early days before fame and fortune. It chronicles different events and stories in her life from when she was in high school to her days on Saturday Night Live. Tina Fey also rights about her experiences as a mother, actress, and producer and how they shaped her into the woman she is today.
Commentary: The author's style is memoir-like. It includes important events throughout her life and career. She includes a lot of humor and figurative language to communicate her lessons. Her vocabulary and word choice add to the funny scenes she describes.
Connections: Book Trailer, Book Review, Author Interview
Similar Books: Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work by Tim Gunn; I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee; The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level by Chris Hardwick
Textbook Connections: Bossypants would be a great book for reluctant readers. It is written by an actress that most will recognize and it contains a lot of humor.

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