This kind of slipped my mind.
When I announced Bossypants by Tina Fey as the next book in our very informal, largely unorganized book club, I said we’d discuss it on Wednesday, June 1st.
Obviously that date has passed us by.
But let me explain. I bought the book on May 4th and finished it on a flight home from Minneapolis on May 5th. And then I was swamped with end of school festivities, the last twelve episodes of Oprah, finding new ways to make chalupas seem like a valid dinner choice, and driving through Sonic to get Route 44 Diet Cokes.
In other words, I dropped the Bossypants ball.
However, my appalling lack of book club hosting skills is in no way a reflection of my feelings for the book. Because I LOVED the book. My goal was to find something completely different from the uber depressing Sarah’s Key and I think we can all agree that I succeeded.
Bossypants was everything I love in a book. It was a memoir full of funny stories that made me laugh out loud at least once every two or three pages. And I mean really laugh out loud. Not just a polite LOL-type thing that people say when chances are good they probably really didn’t laugh out loud at all.
There were so many things that I adored and I’d love nothing more than to share some of my favorite quotes. However, that is currently impossible because I loaned my copy to Gulley and therefore the book isn’t in my possession. And while I loved various lines, I haven’t committed them to memory.
But what about you? Did you love the book? Did it make you laugh? Are you a fan of the humorous memoir genre?
And, most importantly, should we continue the very informal, unorganized book club this summer?
These are the things that weigh heavy on my mind.