Bossypants

By Tina Fey,

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Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream…

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2 authors picked Bossypants as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

If you’re an over-achiever, you may have been accused of taking things too seriously. (I wouldn’t know anything about that, of course.) Tina Fey proves that the academic goody-two-shoes can also be the funniest person in the room. This autobiography is written as a series of stories from Fey’s life, as well as short reflections on issues like the objectification of women’s bodies. Reading this book made me feel like I too could be a funny person and that hard work doesn’t make me any less creative. 

From Dani's list on for over-achievers.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh again and again and again. Tina Fey is wildly witty, and she’s got a stack of awards to prove it. I feel fortunate to have existed in the same lifetime as this writer/actor/producer/mom because few have risen to her level of top-notch humor that is served with a healthy side of bewilderment-that-she-got-so-far humility. Fey sums up her rise to the top with a quote worthy of a plaque hung over the mantel of my fireplace - “You are no one until someone calls you bossy.” Well said, Liz Lemon.

From Amy's list on biographies of bold women.

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