This book was okay: started slow, got much more exciting, and ended leaving some storylines dangling, although it summarized the period philisophically. The historical detail was captivating and the characters were complex; as the tale moved along, I changed my views about two of the characters (Robinson- went from liking him to hating him and Dangerous Johnny Dolan - went from hating him to pity). The author was the narrator, and he dragged the story down, in my opinion. Sometimes the story seemed a little wordy; it was much better when there was some action, or when it was focused on what had happened back in Ireland during The Hunger.
I REALLY enjoyed this book. I like Tina Fey anyway, but in this book she has shown a side of herself that is unlike the stereotypical notion of irreverent comic/unserious about life. She recounts her early years, struggling with her self-identity. She tells stories about her "other" jobs she held while doing improv at night. She discusses her TV shows: SNL and 30 Rock. But where Tina shines is discussing her father, her challenges being a woman in the comedy biz, and her juggling her career and motherhood. Tina is genuine, and it really comes through. I listened to this on audio, which I HIGHLY recommend. Tina reads her own book, so you get her inflections and impressions; saracsm and sweetness. She made me laugh out loud many times. 4.5 stars.
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