Synopses & Reviews
Before Liz Lemon, before Weekend Update, before Sarah Palin, Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.
She has seen both these dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake )
Tina Fey, one of the most influential and beloved women in entertainment, brings sharp wit and uncanny observational skill to everything she does, from television to major motion pictures. She's managed to be known as both the thinking man's sex symbol, and every woman's alter-ego/imaginary best friend. Now, for the first time, Fey takes her writing talent off-screen and into the pages of a book.
From her lifetime pursuit of the perfect Beauty Routine to the oversold joys of breastfeeding, from her whirlwind tour of duty as the Other Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live to her early days in the comedy trenches - Tina Fey puts her unique and endlessly funny mark on modern life, work, marriage, and motherhood.
Before there was Liz Lemon, before there was Sarah Palin, before there was Weekend Update--there was a woman with a dream. A dream that one day she would write a book about how she got here. But she had to get there first. On her way to becoming an award-winning superstar, Tina Fey struggled through some questionable haircuts, some after-school jobs, the rise of nachos as a cultural phenomenon, a normal childhood, a happy marriage and joyful motherhood. Her story must be told Fey's pursuit of the perfect beauty routine may actually give you laugh lines, and her depiction of her whirlwind tour of duty as the Other Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live takes you behind the scenes of a comedy event that transfixed the nation. Now, Fey can reflect on what she's learned: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
The breakout star of Saturday Night Live and Thirty Rock gives a humorous account of her life, as well as behind-the-scenes stories from her hit shows. 1 million first printing.
About the Author
Tina Fey lives in Denver with her ferret, Jacoby.
Table of Contents
Origin story -- Growing up and liking it -- All girls must be everything -- Delaware County summer showtime! -- That's Don Fey -- Climbing Old Rag Mountain -- Young Men's Christian Association -- The Windy City, full of meat -- My honeymoon, or, A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again either -- The secrets of Mommy's beauty -- Remembrances of being very very skinny -- Remembrances of being a little bit fat -- A childhood dream, realized -- Peeing in jars with boys -- I don't care if you like it -- Amazing, gorgeous, not like that -- Dear Internet -- 30 Rock : an experiment to confuse your grandparents -- Sarah, Oprah, and Captain Hook -- There's a drunk midget in my house -- A celebrity's guide to celebrating the birth of Jesus -- Juggle this -- The mother's prayer for its daughter -- What turning forty means to me -- What should I do with my last five minutes?