3. Bossypants - Tina Fey
This book made me ‘LOL’, as the kids say, a lot. It’s a memoir, but it’s still pretty private, not over-sharey like the last book I wrote about. I admire this, as Fey obviously just wanted to write a funny book with a few good life messages and without bleeding all over the page as is often expected from female celebrity memoirs. In fact, I just admire Fey in general. I love that the first time she ever got catcalled she instantly angrily yelled back ‘Suck my dick!’ I love how unapologetically hard she works, (14 hour days) despite having a young daughter. She can be a wee bit self-deprecating in that irritating Liz Lemon way, but I think it’s always shot through with a very solid confidence and self-belief.
I think she’s an awesome, hard-grafting role model, and when I’m writing intense job applications I keep her book next to me to inspire me to keep on trying (as sappy as that may sound)