I’ve been reading Bossypants by Tina Fey and I don’t know if I have ever laughed so hard while reading! And this got me thinking: We haven’t had a Sin City Siren Book Club in a while. So, what do you think? Shall we pencil in a sit-down about Bossypants in the coming weeks? I admit, this is a departure from my usual methodology of doing a poll and letting popular vote pick the book. But, I think just blatantly being bossy and pushing my book-reading agenda is in the nature of this very witty (and insightful) read.
And, hey, as Fey herself says, this book has a little something for everyone:
If you are a woman and you bought this book for practical tips on how to make it in a male-dominated workplace, here they are. No pigtails, no tube tops. Cry sparingly. (Some people say “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.) When choosing sexual partners, remember: Talent is not sexually transmittable. Also, don’t eat diet foods in meetings.
Perhaps you’re a parent and you bought this book to learn how to raise an achievement-oriented, drug-free, adult virgin. You’ll find that, too. The essential ingredients, I can tell you up front, are a strong father figure, bad skin, and a child-sized colonial-lady outfit.
Maybe you bought this book because you love Sarah Palin and you want to find reasons to hate me. We’ve got that! I use all kinds of elitist words like “impervious” and “torpor,” and I think gay people are just as good at watching their kids play hockey as straight people.
So let’s seek respite from the dog days of summer in a good book! And then let’s get together and talk (and laugh) about it!
Now the only question is how much time do you need to read? (I admit, I have a healthy start on you as I am already half-way done.) A few weeks? A month? Oh, I know, let’s do a poll! (See? I am a benevolent dictator after all.)