As opposed to the book snob, I read the stuff that's thinner than the white pages and has a happy ending. In fact, I'm so lazy I often listen to stories instead of sitting down to read them. It's good to have something loose, light, and episodic to listen to in the car. Tina Fey's Bossypants fills the need with humour and honesty. A string of anecdotes about the comic writer's life, it's the perfect driving companion. With a denser story, I sometimes concentrate so hard on memorizing the characters' names that I miss my turn. Suddenly I am the outskirts of the city wondering where my library went!
Underneath the jokes about Tina's life, there's an underlying thread of feminism. Tina was the first female head writer at Saturday Night Live. She discusses her comedy sketches about Sarah Palin, and how the media reacts to powerful women. Then she details her life as the boss at the TV show "30 Rock." She also takes on the "being a mom vs. having a career" balance.
I wouldn't recommend this for my book club since it's more a series of jokes than a well written story. However, as a bookcd it made me laugh. It's HAPPY, so it deserves a spot on this blog (and in your car's CD player).