Saturday, April 30, 2011



So I recently just finished Bossypants by Tina Fey. It was ok at first but then I feel it really got better. I think it may have gotten off on a bad foot to me because I JUST finished reading Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. The title says it all. I think that is why it took a while to warm up to Tina Fey. I mean, don't get me wrong, she is awesome and hilarious and I love her...BUT she can't compare to Bonhoeffer. So that took a few chapters to get use to. Plus the beginning chapters are all about her gay friends in high school. I don't dislike gay people, but I do dislike sin and don't desire to read books with a lot of sin in them.  Those few chapters didn't ruin the book, but I think just took away from them.

Plus I don't really care about Tina's high school experience :) Plus my Tina Fey bubble was busted :( I thought Tina Fey was a lot like Liz Lemon...but I think she is more like Frank Rossitano which is a major bummer since he is kind of a poor excuse for a human. It also seemed like Jack Donaghy  was modeled after her Dad, and yes Tracy Jordan is actually just Tracy Morgan :) Which I assumed.

I got over it though and once she got on with her story and talked about improv, SNL, and 30 Rock I was much more satisfied. She really is hilarious though. There is a really hilarious prayer titled "The Mother's Prayer for It's Daughter". Part of it I find is SO true because now all of a sudden I am always concerned about these new ways one can get hurt. Here is an excerpt:

Guide Her, Protect her

When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller coasters, log flumes, or anything called "Hell Drop," "Tower of Torture," or "The Death Spiral Rock 'N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith," and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.

Oh my gosh. Is Tina Fey in my head? Because I swear I have thought about mall restrooms before, and pools, and roller coasters. Does that make me crazy? And Tina Fey crazy too? Probably. Oh well, that is motherhood right? Any other crazies out there?

I won't ruin the book for any future readers out there, but I will leave you with one more excerpt and it too is from her prayer:

And should she choose to be a mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, That I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back. "My mother did this for me once," she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby's neck. "My mother did this for me."  And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a mental note to call me. And she will forget.  But I'll know because I peeped it with Your God eyes.

And cue tears because I really don't think I truly knew how much my mom loved me until I became a mom. Am I right?

Ps. Next on the book list is Martin Luther: A Life


  1. You are kindle crazy aren't you. I am reading crazy love. its a lot for me to take though, emotionally so its takeing a while to get through. cant wait to here about your next book.

  2. Actually Nook crazy :) I started to read Crazy Love too, and I totally agree. It is a LOT to take in. My husband somehow read it in like 1 week and I still don't understand how! Let me know what you think about it :)


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