This is how reading should go. You should read or listen to a book and it should lead to the next book naturally. For me, I started with Amy Poehler’s Yes Please! and enjoyed it so much that I decided to give Tina Fey a shot. I listened to both on audio and they were an absolute joy. It was nice to have something to laugh at after a long day at work. I am going to do my best not to compare the two books because they were both good and should be taken independently of one another.
However, I don’t think that there is any way that I can review this without making an express point that I listened to the audio. It made a great audio. Tina Fey does her own writing well. She added character to the audio that I just can’t imagine would come through in the text version. Obviously, the text wouldn’t have outtakes from television and it’s really hard to make some sounds of disgust on the page.
Fey’s memoir is about: Being a better writer than actor, being a woman, being a mom, facing challenges head on, being a child to republican parents, being only able to impersonate Sarah Palin, being on the worst cruise ever, and being honest. There. I think that sums it up. It covers all of that and more with humor and just the right amount of restraint.
Plus, it was pretty short and easy to digest.
I really enjoyed this and I definitely suggest it, especially if you live in Michigan and it’s winter and you drive a lot for work because it really took the edge off.