Tina Fey makes reading fun today

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Before Tina Fey was busy solidifying Sarah Palin's status as a national joke and representing quirky lady nerds as Liz Lemon on "30 Rock," she was just a kinda mean Pennsylvania kid trying to figure herself out.

Her new book "Bossypants," out today, chronicles this favorite funny woman's life story -- from that kid to Second City star to "SNL" heavyweight to a mom still trying to figure herself out.

Don't care? Pick it up for laughs. It's not Fey's style to include the usual sappy, self-involved stuff of memoirs. In fact, according to the book's product description, you'll find "never-before-solicited opinions" on breastfeeding, princesses and Italian rum cake. We should expect no less from the woman who gave us The Plastics ("Mean Girls") and the advice to live every week like it's Shark Week.