Read as an autobiography or memoir, Bossypants probably isn’t very compelling. Tina Fey has been blessed with some pretty good luck, timing, opportunities, or whatever you’d like to call it. Jumping from childhood to camp to working her way up through Second City ranks to getting the gig at SNL on her first try and an NBC sitcom on her second, her story is definitely not one of overcoming adversity. If that’s what you’re looking for from her book, you’ll find yourself disappointed (as, it appears Anna Holmes was).Read as a book of humorous essays, however, it becomes a book that you only put down so that you can go grab your husband or coworker from the other room and make them listen to you read entire pages aloud, knowing full well that you can never impart in your voice exactly why it’s so damn funny to you.
Have you checked out Bossypants? It was my first foray into the eBook world and I have to say, it was fantastic. I know they say that eBooks won’t make you a reader if you’re not one already, but I find myself futzing around on my iPad a lot, even when I’m not really doing anything. Having a book on it to read, made that action my default and definitely contributed to the speed in which I read it.
How do you feel about eBooks vs. good old paper?