And it did not disappoint. I think this article articulates Tina’s feminist approach in the book, and in life, well:
Fey’s strategy for dealing with everything from entrenched discrimination to garden-variety chauvinism is to write a joke, a better joke than the other people in the room. You see, some of us have forgotten this basic point: Responding to a situation with humor, as opposed to, say, dead-serious self-righteousness, is a rhetorically effective way to get a political point across.
Overall the book was amazing. I laughed outloud at least ten times. I could relate to Tina and wanted her to be my bestie. I admired her, learned about life and motherhood and career, and never felt her dragging a topic out beyond it’s best length. She was warmer when talking about 30 Rock, her daughter, and her husband, balancing her “tough girl feminism,” but I hope the book she writes in her 50s is even more vulnerable.