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Reviewsday: Bossypants by Tina Fey

9780751547832Tina Fey is one of the greatest comedic writers of our time. Therefore, it is no surprise that her autobiography Bossypants will have you laughing aloud (a fair warning: don’t read this on public transport if you don’t want strangers to hear you snort-laugh).

This is a perfect celebrity biography, in that Fey manages to make you laugh, think and learn, without the incessant name-dropping and kiss-and-tell-ing that usually accompanies these projects. In fact, Fey somehow provides a rich portrait of her own upbringing and rise to fame, without ever compromising the private lives of her friends and family.

From her childhood love of drama, to joining touring improv comedy groups, to finding her comedic home at Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, Bossypants encompasses the warmth, humour, and strength of belief that has made Tina Fey one of America’s most beloved modern comedians.

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