I read this book about two weeks ago and I haven't stopped talking/thinking about it since!
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I even purchased another copy as a gift for a friend, a friend who reads a lot. We both read the book in less than 2 days. Kind of a big deal. After reading the book, I have decided:
- Tina Fey's life is pretty damn unpatterned. Think she would do a guest post?
- If Tina Fey and I ever met in real life, we would be BFF's. For sure. I bet a lot of people say that after watching 30 Rock, or Saturday Night Live's mom jeans commercial, or reading this book, but I just know that we would be finishing each other's sentences, making secret handshakes, and gorging on junk food together in no time flat.
- I must watch more 30 Rock. I'm not really sure what has been my problem up until now. I mean, Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan, who might be on my Top 10 Funniest People list, partially due to this video.
- Exhibit A for future BFF: our shared love of Red Lobster's biscuits. Page 252: "There is no one of-woman-born who does not like Red Lobster cheddar biscuits. Anyone who claims otherwise is a liar and a Socialist." Brilliant and so true.
- Exhibit B for future BFF: classic comedy. When I was a small child, my parents once told me a joke that I never quite understood for many years, but would tell anyway. It became a classic joke around the household and still gets tossed out during some of the finer family gatherings. Tina Fey told this exact joke on Page 4: "Or perhaps you bought this book to laugh and be entertained. For you, I have included this joke: 'Two peanuts were walking down the street, and one was a salted.'"
- The entire chapter "Sarah, Oprah, and Captain Hook," a fascinating recap of her experience playing Sarah Palin on SNL, Oprah's cameo on 30 Rock, and her daughter's third birthday party.