As part of our Best Books of 2011 coverage, our editors weigh in on some of their personal favorites from the list.
How much do I love Tina Fey? Enough that I’d listen to an audiobook of Bossypants the week it came out, start to finish without stopping at all? Why—yes! In the category of celebrity memoirs, this might just be my favorite of all time, which is no surprise since Fey—the first female head writer of “Saturday Night Live”—isn’t just any ole celebrity.
This story of Fey’s life, from childhood to success on “30 Rock,” is absolutely hilarious. In addition to laughing until you cry, you’ll also learn valuable nuggets of wisdom à la Tina, from the poignant (think of life as an improv sketch—say yes to everything and trust your partners and keep it moving) to the funny (next time you find yourself envying a magazine cover model, remind yourself that the back of her dress is probably gaping open because she couldn’t fit into a sample size—and that’s okay!).
Save Bossypants for a day when you need a fun and quick read that will make you cheer up and smile.
Check out our full Best of 2011 list here.