Friday, April 29, 2011

Resident Expert: Tina Fey

Today I'm going to talk about Tina Fey, who I absolutely LOVE.

For those of you that know me personally or has had extended conversation with me, you know that this RE post has been a long time coming. I want to be Tina Fey when I grow up. She's hilarious, beautiful, and has a successful career in a field dominated by men.

A few weeks ago I read her book, Bossypants, and had trouble putting it down.

Here's a review from Amazon:

Tina Fey’s new book Bossypants is short, messy, and impossibly funny (an apt description of the comedian herself). From her humble roots growing up in Pennsylvania to her days doing amateur improv in Chicago to her early sketches on Saturday Night Live, Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy with equal doses of wit, candor, and self-deprecation. Some of the funniest chapters feature the differences between male and female comedy writers ("men urinate in cups"), her cruise ship honeymoon ("it’s very Poseidon Adventure"), and advice about breastfeeding ("I had an obligation to my child to pretend to try"). But the chaos of Fey’s life is best detailed when she’s dividing her efforts equally between rehearsing her Sarah Palin impression, trying to get Oprah to appear on 30 Rock, and planning her daughter’s Peter Pan-themed birthday. Bossypants gets to the heart of why Tina Fey remains universally adored: she embodies the hectic, too-many-things-to-juggle lifestyle we all have, but instead of complaining about it, she can just laugh it off.

I couldn't say it any better myself.

So, seriously, if you love Tina Fey, funny things, or both, you should read this book ASAP. There are so many jokes and kick-*** moments awaiting you!

Now, because I live to watch 30 Rock, here's a compilation of flashbacks her character, Liz Lemon, has on the show. I could honestly devote an entire month to funny clips from that show, but I'll leave you with this!

Happy Friday!

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