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Book Club: BossyPants.

Erik Engstrom

"I am constantly amazed by Tina Fey. And I am Tina Fey."
Tina Fey

Yesterday I had the day off work and allowed myself the opportunity to spend a lazy morning in bed drinking coffee and eating cereal. I paid my rent and got Chipotle with friends. I listened to music and went to Starbucks. I did back to back SoulCycle classes. Everything was great.  

During my second class I was rocking out to the musical genius of The Killers and Muse, doing tap backs and hitting the corners. The instructor was talking about life, about being proud and confident in the things that make you you. I'm not typically the type of person that allows a cardio workout to take the place of a therapy session. But yesterday was different. For whatever reason, I started thinking about all the shit that I have gone through up until this point. The good. The bad. The extremely ugly. The comparisons and standards that I've made up in my mind. I began realizing how toxic our own mind can be. But we are human. All we can do is acknowledge this and work each day to make it better than the day before. 

Now don't get me wrong, it's important to talk about all of these things. It's vital to being able to be comfortable and confident in the person you are. But after an intense session like that, I am 100% in need of some good lighthearted fun. I've been looking for a book to start reading. My go-tos tend to be serious fare. Mysteries. Dramas. Thrillers. Dramas. That's how I roll. So as I was browsing my bookshelves and came across Tina Fey's Bossypants, I knew the search had come to an end. 

I can't wait to start reading and get lost in the comedic genius of Tina. If you're up for it, read Bossypants with me in the month of August and we can discuss at the end of the month!


Here is Erik's review of July's book, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

"Wait.. he came out a GROWN man?!? EW! This is not what I expected at all from Fitzgerald. I miss Brad Pitt. Excuse me while I admire Mr. Pitt as the real Mr. Button for the next 2 hours and 46 minutes. Movie dominates book."