Since this book is about a year old, I don't have to go on about how funny it is. You've probably already heard that. Instead I will just talk about my favorite parts.
My first favorites are the stories about Saturday Night Live and the Sarah Palin sketches. I remember watching those sketches and so it was interesting to hear the story from a behind-the-scenes viewpoint. It was also interesting to hear Tina Fey's take on why the Sarah Palin impersonation became so popular and also when she knew enough was enough. If there's one thing that I took away from this book it was that, besides being hilarious, Tina Fey is a smart business woman. Smart business people know when to back out at the height of popularity so that the thing always remains popular instead of becoming overdone and obnoxious.
Another favorite was her reflections on her favorite scenes from 30 Rock. Again, I love hearing about things that I have seen on TV from a different viewpoint.
I also fell in love with Tina Fey's stance on breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is such a sensitive topic for women and I'm always amazed at how much guilt is associated with breastfeeding and also how much women don't talk about how difficult it is. My thoughts on breastfeeding, which I know that many of my friends do not share, is that I don't want to do it and don't even want to try. I will pump that milk out and put it in bottles so that anyone and everyone can feed my baby. I don't think that my children will be harmed because of this either. Tina Fey's words finally made me stop feeling shame about my breastfeeding views. When I am going to the hospital to crap out my first kid, I'm bringing a copy of Bossypants with me. When the lactation nurse comes in and tries to guilt me into breastfeeding, I am going to hand her the book and have her read my favorite chapters and then ask her to leave. Either that or I will make Mike do it.
My last favorite story from Bossypants was the cruise ship story. I laughed so hard reading about the cruise ship. I don't know why I've always loved hearing about terrible cruise ship stories and this one was pretty great.
Have you read Bossypants yet? If not, pick it up for your summer reading.