Bossypants Book Review

Tina Fey has the career that many starting out in the entertainment industry can only dream of.  An alumni of Saturday Night Live and the show runner and one of the stars of 30 Rock, Tina is one of the funniest women in the industry.

Her 2013 auto-biography, Bossypants, is not the standard auto-biography. The standard auto-biography follows a very linear and standard pattern: I was born here, I accomplished a, b, c,d, etc. Very staid, very traditional and to some, could be very boring. This auto-biography is not boring. It is funny, honest and full of life’s truths that we could all stand to learn.

I especially loved the script for the infamous Hillary Clinton/Sarah Palin 2008 election skit.

I absolutely recommend it.


Todah Rabah, Sir Nicholas

Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if they destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if they saved an entire world. — Mishnah Sanhedri

Sir Nicholas Winton passed away today.

Known as England’s answer to Oskar Schindler, Sir Nicholas was one of several who was responsible for saving 669 Czechoslovakian children (most of whom are Jews) from the Nazi Holocaust.

Sir Nicholas was the son of German Jews who emigrated to England and converted to Christianity. His courage in the face of unspeakable horror remained unknown until the late 1980’s, until his wife found the documents relating to her husband’s past.

Because of his courage and the courage of his compatriots, hundreds of Jewish children lived through World War II. They lived to adulthood, had children and grandchildren. While their descendants can never replace the 1.5 million Jewish children killed in World War II, the descendants of the survivors are proof that Am Yisroel Chai (the Jewish people live).

RIP, Sir Nicholas. Todah Rabah.

Divorce Happens

The internet has been exploding yesterday since the announcement that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing after 10 years of marriage.

The coverage coming from the press is mind boggling. Questions of whom is to blame and what their exes might say about Ben and Jen are all over the internet.

It drives me bonkers. If they were John and Jane Doe  from anywhere, USA, no one, outside of their immediate circle of family and friends would give a rats ass. But because they are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Hollywood movie stars, the entire world has to know every sordid detail of their divorce.

Divorce happens for many reasons. Even the best of couples sometimes drift apart. That’s life. I am sorry that their marriage is ending, but if that is the best decision for themselves and their children, so be it.

There are more important things to worry about than a married couple divorcing.

Time to move on, people.

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