Tina Fey – Bossypants

Humble, honest, funny and smart, much like the author herself, Tina Fey’s first (and hopefully not last) book “Bossypants” was anything but a chore to get through.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum (and former head writer) and “30 Rock” actress, writer and producer dishes on her un-glamorous life as a daughter, wife and mother with great zeal and sharpness. The strength of this book is Tina herself, her writing style and deadpan sarcasm that I think few people can pull off. Fey writes abouts her time on SNL, and her return to the show as Sarah Palin during the 2008 U.S. Elections and her unwanted politicization, as well as the incredible role her father has played in making her the person she is today.

My favorite quotes from “Bossypants”

– “I feel about Photoshop the way some people feel about abortion. It is appalling and a tragic reflection on the moral decay of our society… unless I need it, in which case, everybody be cool.”

– “That first season when we shot on location in Manhattan, people would stop to watch before realizing we were not Sex and the City, when they would leave immediately.”

– On why she did not want to appear in a two-shot with Sarah Palin on SNL: “I knew that if that picture existed, it would be what they show on the Emmys someday when I die.”

– “I’m a firm believer in our constitutional right to wear shoes, and I believe more people should take advantage of it. I never go barefoot during a photo shoot. Even if they say your feet are ‘out of frame,’ don’t believe them. I know what you’re thinking and no, I don’t have horrible messed-up feet. Maybe my feet are so amazing that I want to shelter them so they can have a normal life. I don’t want them to be the Suri Cruise of feet. Did you ever think about that?”

It was recently announced that “30 Rock” would only be returning to NBC mid-season (i.e. January 2012), because Fey, who is pregnant with her second child, will be taking some time off to spend it with her family. That’ll likely mean a shorter sixth season for the show, and could possibly even be its last. I obviously would love the show to go on forever, but there’s a lot for everyone involved to be extremely proud of when it does end.

Tina Fey in May 2011 issue of GQ. Photo by Ruven Afanador

GQ also picked Tina Fey as one of their 10 “Sexiest Funny Women on the Planet,” along with Olivia Munn, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and Elizabeth Banks.




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