I am way late to this party, but it was so good. I’ve brought audio-books back into my life, as my commute to work is about 40 minutes each way. This one was read by Tina, so it was extra hilarious.
Tina Fey fits into my favorite category of feminists: those who know that being a woman is a fantastic thing to be, and throw out the archaic ideas of radical feminism calling for burning bras and beating men at their own game. There is no place for that anymore. We need to make our own game, and Tina Fey is doing just that.
I especially liked the story about Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon:
Amy Poehler was new to SNL and we were all crowded into the seventeenth-floor writers’ room, waiting for the Wednesday read-through to start. There were always a lot of noisy “comedy bits” going on in that room. Amy was in the middle of some such nonsense with Seth Meyers across the table, and she did something vulgar as a joke. I can’t remember what it was exactly, except it was dirty and loud and “unladylike.”
Jimmy Fallon, who was arguably the star of the show at the time, turned to her and in a faux-squeamish voice said: “Stop that! It’s not cute! I don’t like it.”
Amy dropped what she was doing, went black in the eyes for a second, and wheeled around on him. “I don’t fucking care if you like it.” Jimmy was visibly startled. Amy went right back to enjoying her ridiculous bit …
With that exchange, a cosmic shift took place. Amy made it clear that she wasn’t there to be cute. She wasn’t there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys’ scenes. She was there to do what she wanted to do and she did not fucking care if you like it …