Tuesday, April 12, 2011


currently reading:

i just bought this yesterday, and started reading it at 11pm last night and I'm already obsessed with it. I laughed at every page. The way Tina Fey describes pretty much anything is perfect. Nothing is better than a strong person who can be witty, smart and laugh at themselves. No one in their right mind really cares about someone blabbering on and on about how great they are with absolutely no humor involved. In fact, when someone does that, I'm automatically turned off. I'm basically only two years old so what do I know, but I think one of the true signs of success and/or having a 'good thing' is when someone can clearly have it (by it, i mean success and/or a 'good thing') but they're willing to crack a joke about how they don't.

That even goes for blogs. I love reading blogs like Kelly Oxford's or Heather Armstrong's where these women clearly have a good thing going on but it's not one of those sugarcoated, weirdo personal blogs out there all about positivity. Maybe that's why they're so successful? No one can have it together all of the time, and when you admit you don't and can make a joke about it, is when it's interesting. Ironically, I think it reflects confidence. If you're going to write a book about yourself, or put yourself out there on the internet, be real. For Christ's sake, please just be real. But maybe that's the beauty of writing? That you can hide behind it when you're uncomfortable with your real life. You can present this whole world that's not yours, but you wish it could be. If that's the case, it's sad, but everyone deserves to have a retreat somewhere.

If Tina Fey was talking about how she has it all together, all the time, and having people pity her for some 'issue' and not about her witty personal stories about having facial hair, being a virgin til she was 25 and overall awkwardness, it would just be another run of the mill autobiography. And it certainly wouldn't be very Tina Fey* of her.

*= successful, smart and fucking awesome.