Friday, March 09, 2012
This book is interesting in that it's almost a self-help book in some ways. It's also part biography, and a little behind-the-scenes. Some more criticize it for not having a clear direction as to what it's about - that there's no clear direction and each chapter is fairly random - but the thing is that Tina has such a strong and amazing voice that it really doesn't matter. You keep reading because it's just full of honesty and hilarity. Two things that were interesting to discover was that - first - Tina Fey has a prominent scar. Perhaps the magic of TV and film make-up is really great, but I never noticed it. Now I can see it when I look at her, but I hadn't before (one of the first things she talks about in the book). And secondly I just loved her outlook on life in general. Everyone could benefit from reading her chapter on how using the rules of improvisation can improve your life. I don't think she's wrong.
I imagine this book will appeal stronger to females, but I loved the hell out of it. There's some great behind the scenes stuff for both 30 Rock, and Saturday Night Live for those who want a behind-the-curtain glance. If you're already a fan of Tina Fey's comic stylings, reading this is a no-brainer.