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“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions… Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”
— Tina Fey, Bossypants
is reading Bossypants by Tina Fey for October 25.
This is one of the funniest books ever!!!
It is full of great self-help advice and fun life lessons like Bossypants Lesson #183: You Can't Boss People Around If They Don't Really Care.
Tina Fey, writer, producer and comedian was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1970. As a child, Fey was slashed on her face with a knife by a random stranger in her front yard. She still carried a scar from the incident. In 1992, Fey moved to Chicago and went to worked at Second City, the improvisation and sketch comedy theater where John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Chris Farley, Steve Carell, and Amy Poehler crafted their trade. She compares studying improvisation to belonging to a cult. It was her dream job and it changed her life. After leaving Second City, she went to work at Saturday Night Live. She became the first head writer at Saturday Night Live. She went on to create the Emmy winning television program 30 Rock.
She faced discrimination as a woman during her career. Comedy is a male-dominated industry and the message is that women don't have any ideas and no one would wanted to watch two women on screen together. Luckily, she stuck with it and has had us laughing ever since. She dreams comedy will become gender blind.
Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt talks with Tina Fey about Bossypants on April 20, 2011.