16 July 2011

first off, i finally finished bossy pants. and i listened to it on audiobook. which i must say was fun. i am also totally prepared for some backlash here, but i was kind of disappointed. obviously the most important message of the book is to remain true to yourself as a female and help other ladies out instead of the bulls*** competition that a lot of ladies find themselves in with one another. it's hard enough competing with the dudes, but then to have to compete on a whole other level with ladies is exhausting. if we all toned it down a bit we could actually find that we can help each other out a bit more than hurt each other.

and i was really excited for like the first 90% of the book, but somehow it took a wrong turn for the last 10%. i know i have a hard time disassociating tina fey and liz lemon, but when tina fey was doing tina fey on weekend update i thought she was the best. when she declared bitch was the new black with so much assuredness i thought she was genius ( and i don't use that word lightly cuz somewhere a couple of years ago people started using the word genius to describe things like dresses and shoes and i like to reserve it for einstein level importance). when she said that- it was the perfect cutting remark to backlash that hillary clinton and any other lady had been getting/not getting during their political rises to power. and then in the book she dis-owns it by saying she didn't mean it. and that she didn't want to take a political stand and that she didn't want to start something by saying it and more bossypants.

and then she starts talking about her baby struggles and her nanny/babysitter/caretaker of her child and it got real weird for me. i guess i never thought of her in that way. i understand that she has a life and a world outside of what i have grown to admire her for, but i guess i thought it wouldn't boil down to worrying what to call the nanny. and don't get me wrong-girl built something from nothing (hilarious nothing) and works crazy hours and probably doesn't get paid enough (by enough i mean as much as the dudes) but, she also makes enough money to not have to worry about who's taking care of the kid and paying the bills. i guess i didn't think a book titled bossypants would boil down to such a blasse ending.

so, i'm not saying that i don't still love tina fey. i think she and amy poehler are single handedly responsible for bringing smart women to the forefront of comedy and some of my favorite comedy moments have come from watching 30 rock. but, i guess reading that book made her more human to me, which i should have known she was along.

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