Tina Fey understands funny. Her previous work on Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls and 30 Rock has showcased this already, and now in her memoir, Fey seems to have saved her finest comedy for now. This collection of essays and discussions, in reflection of her life are hilarious, and from the first page you\’re going to just want to sink in and soak them up. Prepare to laugh; a lot.
The stories for the most part, are short and sweet; allowing the reader to become quickly immersed in the details and wrapping up without becoming too silly. Before you even begin the bulk of the book, the dedication reads, “For Jeanne Fey; I made this out of macaroni to show I love you.” I found it set the stage for a great retelling; it is refreshing in a memoir when the writer can narrate in such a relaxed way, there are too many books that just tell the story word for word, and this can quickly become boring. Boredom, however, is something that Fey isn\’t interested in, as for the most part, I found myself giggling the whole way through to the last word.
If you have a sense of humour you\’ll laugh out loud on the train, as I did, and if you don\’t you\’ll still be sniggering into your coat collars. This is one of those books that deserves reading time, it\’s entertaining and uplifting, never taking itself too seriously, and ultimately will leave you grinning.
Available now: Hachette RRP$32.99