Bossypants by Tina Fey

Book title: Bossypants

Author: Tina Fey

Bibliographic entry  Fey, T. (2011). Bossypants. New York, NY: Hachette Digital.
Description  Tina Fey describes her rise to fame through humourous anecdotes.
Reaction Tina Fey’s autobiography is a nice addition to my collection. The first third is going to be an exemplary tale of development as students journey through Tina’s formative years. If students are interested in her professional development, as I was, then they’ll keep reading. Regardless, Tina Fey is a strong feminist role model for young women. Her descriptions of pregnancy and motherhood made me wonder if she has ever met Naomi Woolf as I think they would agree on a number of points.
Recommended age level grades 7 and up
Subjects/themes  Identity, fame, feminism, motherhood
Curriculum connections Guidance: identify and apply the personal-management skills and strategies that contribute to success in a variety of settings
Awards  Goodreads Choice Award for Best Humor (2011)Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year and Biography and Memoir, 2012
Miscellaneous  The audiobook is read by Tina Fey and adds to the humour greatly.


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  1. I’m so glad Alana, that you are posting book reviews with grade recommendations. While we love Tina Fey, I’d never have considered adding her to my gr. 8 classroom library. I’m on it:)


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