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Tina Fey's 'Bossypants': 'Precise, professional, hilarious'

April 4, 2011 |  9:57 am

Tina Fey's book of personal essays, "Bossypants," officially hits shelves Tuesday. The actress, comedian and award-winning television writer and producer not only managed to find the time to write a book -- but apparently also wrote a good one.

In the pages of the Los Angeles Times, Mary McNamara has our "Bossypants" review. She writes:

[A]ny concern that Fey, like so many before her, has been ruined by fame is quickly dispelled by "Bossypants," a book that reminds you why Fey has succeeded where so many have failed — because she is precise, professional and hilarious....

People will buy ["Bossypants"] in hopes that it is funny, and that it is, my friends, that it is. Amazingly, absurdly, deliriously funny. Everything you would hope for from this book — it's impossible to put down, you will laugh until you cry, you will wish it were longer, you can't wait to hand it to every friend you have — is true. Oh, the agony and the ecstasy of encountering the real deal. Because even with the stupid cover girl shots, the wearisome I'm-just-the-coat-rack-to-Alec-Baldwin's-Astaire attitude, even with predictable airing of midlife mommy issues, Tina Fey remains, finally, inarguably and mercifully All That.

Fey brings her book tour to Los Angeles with LiveTalks L.A. at the Nokia Theatre, where she will be interviewed on stage by another multi-talented author: Steve Martin.


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-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photos: Left, Tina Fey wins an Emmy in 2009. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times. Right: the unsettling man hands cover of "Bossypants."