Thursday Book Talk: Amy, Mindy, and Tina

If you were to randomly ask me, “If you had to choose, who would be your celebrity best friend?” I would say, “Obviously, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling.” DUH. I love these women. They are as smart as they are hilarious. So, I was super excited to read all of their books.

I currently finished reading Amy Poehler’s book, Yes Please. Let me tell you, I love Parks and Recreation. I literally have watched nothing but this show from Saturday until Tuesday night. Leslie Knope is the most awesome woman. She’s smart, has political savvy, and the most passionate friend. Amy dedicates part of her book to the Parks and Rec cast, which for me was great to read. She also offers life advice and details her personal life quite candidly. I will say Amy is not as like Leslie Knope as I would hope, but she is still awesome.

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My favorite out of the three is Mindy Kaling’s, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? This is a quick, fun read, where I found myself literally laughing out loud at some of the things she wrote. The whole book chronicles her early life to her time on The Office and after. She has this quick, dry humor that I admire and love so much. In her book, Mindy talks about “Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities,” which serves as a “best friend code of conduct.” One of her codes: “I will hate and re-like people for you. But you can’t get mad if I can’t keep track (Kaling 84).” Now, which one of us has not done this for a best friend at least once in his or her lifetime! I definitely recommend this read for any fan of The Office, The Mindy Project, or just dry humor in general.

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Tina Fey’s book, Bossypants, is the first one that I read out of the three several years ago, and it was more than I thought it would be. I must admit; I was not a big Tina Fey fan until I read her book. It completely changed my outlook on her. It included funny anecdotes of her life, which if memory serves me right, I found relatable. Like the others, she talks about her early life and how she got involved in comedy. Tina also goes into her life on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. One thing that sticks out to me is her passage on friendship with Amy Poehler (Amy also writes about Tina in her book). I love this friendship and how supportive they are of one another.

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Has anyone else read these three books? What did you think?

~Jess

I’m about to start reading Lena Dunham’s book, Not That Kind of Girl, or The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. What are your thoughts on these books?

Also, don’t forget to check out our book list!

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