Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
Female Narratives as Empowerment in Tina Fey's "Bossypants" and Mindy Kaling's "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me"
Author: Kaitlyn E. Haynal
Category: American wit and humor
The potential for Tina Fey's Bossypants (2011) and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (2011) to successfully resist and challenge hegemonic discourse through confronting adversity are explored in this thesis. Narrative criticism, feminist standpoint theory, analytic induction, and critical discourse analysis are used as theoretical and methodological tools of analysis to assess the liberatory potential of Fey and Kaling's autobiographical narratives. Specifically, the narratives are analyzed in order to understand how silence in the face of adversity may result in complicity with hegemonic discourse, and conversely how direct confrontation can create positive counter-narratives that may empower women. Topical themes analyzed include body image, self-esteem, relationships, and career. Analysis of Fey and Kaling's narratives found conflicting impulses including several instances of silence, as well as counter-narratives of resistance through the use of humor and the sharing of experiences of pushing back against hegemonic norms when facing adversity. Overall, when critically read, both of these narratives can be empowering for readers and of importance to communication scholars because of the attention given to the harms of hegemonic patriarchal discourse has on the lived-experiences of women.
emma Mcgraw is slowly making friends at her new school. but when Cynthia calls her weird, emma is shocked. they are supposed to be best friends! in response, emma decides that Cynthia’s new name should be bossy pants, and she tells everyone in the class. Now the entire third grade is trading nicknames. And while it starts out being funny, emma begins to see the downside of name-calling. but just when she decides it’s time for apologies, her teacher makes the most dreaded call of all—the one to everyone’s parents.
CONTENTSIdentifying the School-Aged Child Who is Language Impaired. The Real World of Collaborative, Classroom-Based Language Intervention. The Not-So-Simple Art of Conversation. Intervention with Conversation Problems. Narratives: From Scripts to Stories. Intervention with Scripts and Stories. "I Can't Write and I Hate to Read": Text and the Encounter with Literacy. Intervention for Children Who Have Problems with Text. Putting the Book Aside. References. Index.
The hilarious guide to making your life happier, richer, and even more badass!
Author: Ruby Rey
"Put this funny self-help winner on your must-read list for 2019, along with Jen Sincero's *You Are a Badass* books and Mark Manson's *The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.* We dare say there's a bit of Tina Fey's *Bossypants* in here, too." Looking for a refreshing new take on kicking ass at life? Ruby Rey is not your mother's life coach. She's one hilarious professional writer who has overcome her sucky genes to become happy, rich, and (you be the judge after you read this book) wise. If you're seeking motivation, you'll love Ruby Rey's fresh take on important topics such as: - living the kind of amazing life you'd watch on the big screen - how to change your everyday habits - what the hell it means to "choose happiness" - not being the prettiest, sexiest girl in the room, and how that's an advantage - ditching those frenemies - an alternative to hard work and luck - one weird trick for improving your mood every day Do you like lists? This book has lists! Plus Ruby Rey's real life stories that are sometimes raw, frequently funny, and always honest and insightful. There's something for everyone, from self-help newbies to the more advanced, who've "been there, done that" through all the basic stuff. What's different about this book is how it's filtered through the keen eyes and witty mind of a professional writer who knows how to craft the entertainment you love. Get ready to realign your mind, shake up your routine, and get back on track. Or just kick back and enjoy a few laughs. This collection of easy-to-follow life lessons may be a powerhouse, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. Warning: I Don't Have a Bucket List but My F*ck-It List is a Mile Long contains no sugarcoating. There are, as you may have guessed, a few swear words.
The classic New York Times bestseller from actor/comedian Paul Reiser, a book that the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an out-loud laugh on every page,” is now available in trade paperback for the very first time. For fans of Reiser’s long-running sitcom Mad About You, with Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria, for readers of comic memoirs like Tina Fey’s Bossypants, and “for the couple considering parenthood as well as for parents who are decades past their days of diaper changing…this book hits home and hits the funnybone" (Chicago Tribune).
Tia Ramone is a gritty, self-destructive, ex-CIA operative who seeks absolution in a bottle. Jody Montgomery is a naive heiress to a vast fortune, married to a man she discovers she really doesn't know. Tia's and Jody's paths cross in a sinister plot they are forced to take part in. With both their lives at stake, can the clandestine meeting that brought them together ultimately be the bond that saves them?"
A Daily Show correspondent turns her unique wit on herself, discussing what it was like to be raised by a Wiccan mother, her parents' uncomfortable sex talks, all the strange jobs she had on the road to The Daily Show and much more.
Women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either "pretty" or "funny." Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Julia Roberts have always gotten plum roles as the heroines of romantic comedies and television sitcoms. But fewer women who write and perform their own comedy have become stars, and, most often, they've been successful because they were willing to be funny-looking, from Fanny Brice and Phyllis Diller to Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett. In this pretty-versus-funny history, women writer-comedians—no matter what they look like—have ended up on the other side of "pretty," enabling them to make it the topic and butt of the joke, the ideal that is exposed as funny. Pretty/Funny focuses on Kathy Griffin, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykes, and Ellen DeGeneres, the groundbreaking women comics who flout the pretty-versus-funny dynamic by targeting glamour, postfeminist girliness, the Hollywood A-list, and feminine whiteness with their wit and biting satire. Linda Mizejewski demonstrates that while these comics don't all identify as feminists or take politically correct positions, their work on gender, sexuality, and race has a political impact. The first major study of women and humor in twenty years, Pretty/Funny makes a convincing case that women's comedy has become a prime site for feminism to speak, talk back, and be contested in the twenty-first century.