Well and Truly Not a Review

The world needs another review of Bossypants by a middle class white girl blogger like it needs another place-based reality show, so you won’t be getting one.

Nothing against the book or its reviews–just don’t think I’d be contributing much of anything. It wasn’t like Bea Arthur and Lucille Ball descended from Comedy Heaven to wipe away my tears of laughter, but there were a few choice nuggets.

When choosing sexual partners, remember: Talent is not sexually transmittable.

People are going to try to trick you. To make you feel that you are in competition with one another. “You’re up for a promotion. If they go with a woman, it’ll be between you and Barbara.” Don’t be fooled. You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.

As helpful as those nuggets might be in this life, I doubt anyone has ever found Tina Fey’s book more useful that the person who previously owned my copy of it. I have my suspicions that this person was a high school student who was preparing for the SATs because 1) they had enough pocket money to buy a hardcover copy of a new book and 2) this started happening by the second page:

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Actually, “torpor” is underlined multiple times.

For the benefit of SAT preppers everywhere, I present to you the list of words underlined in my copy of Bossypants, complete with links to their definitions.

Torpor, lurid, feigned, speculum, corneal, incredulous, teetotaler, playacted, equity, relegated, viscerally, inadvertently, repose, Beirut, interstitial, Hellenic, Zelig, stipulated, chiseling, disenfranchised, aperitif, foisted, prescient, vacillate, erudite, blithe, jocularity, abhorrent, hyperbole, hominem, invective, stymied, caulk.

Good night and good luck.


2 thoughts on “Well and Truly Not a Review

  1. A spy owned your book and he’s waiting for you to crack the code above and discover his proposed meeting place. I think we can safely start with Beirut and aperitif, and your reaction to this- ‘incredulous’.

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