Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tina Fey's Bossypants Memoir Begins 2012 Presidential Campaign?

As I laughed out loud (literally) through Tina Fey's memoir Bossypants which released last month, I began pondering her possible future political campaign:

Okay, so maybe I wasn't serious. Or was I...

I suppose I was kidding about Bethenny (although, don't get me wrong -- I like her!), but if you read Bossypants -- and you should -- you just might start thinking the same thing. Tina Fey might not make it all the way to a presidential run, but she would probably make it into the state house of representatives. I know I would vote for her if we happened to live in the same state.

Palin on left, Fey-as-Palin on right
No, I didn't start thinking that solely because Fey played an excellent parodied-version of 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on SNL (although that helped). Nor did I begin thinking about Fey for President 2012 because of her extensive political career (although all that acting stuff sure does help, too; any politician needs lots of acting experience).

What did catch my eye (and my possible 2012 vote) was Fey's writing ability in Bossypants. Her writing demonstrated both the fact that she is very funny (already proven during her tenure on SNL and through her producing the NBC sitcom 30 Rock -- not to mention her writing the movies Mean Girls, starring Lindsay Lohan, and Baby Mama) and that she is highly intelligent. Also, she doesn't take herself seriously, and she loves self-deprecating humor. And did I mention she's smart?

Tina Fey may never make it into the wild world of politics (possibly because, despite my own personal feelings on the topic, she has made no indication whatsoever that she ever intends to do so), but that's no reason you still shouldn't pick up a copy of Bossypants. In it, Fey delves into many topics that have previously been off-limits in an upbeat, tongue-in-cheek, but somehow heartbreakingly honest way, including:
  • her facial scar (and how she uses it to measure character)
  • her switch from SNL writer to on-air co-host of Weekend Update
  • the birth of her "other" baby, 30 Rock
  • her friendship with Amy Poehler
  • playing Sarah Palin -- with the real Sarah Palin
  • motherhood (breastfeeding Nazis and all)

Bossypants is Fey's first book. You can catch her, of course, as the star of 30 Rock on NBC Thursday nights at 10/9 central. Just to be clear, Fey is not (yet) running for any elected office. Also (SPOILER ALERT!), she agonizes over having a second child at the end of the book, and People magazine announced last month that Fey is, in fact, pregnant. Way to spoil the sequel, People.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty much the only person who hasn't read this. Must get to it.



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