As I was reading Bossypants, I commented to a friend, “Tina Fey seems a lot colder in text. Almost mean. She’s funny, but she seems like the kind of person that wouldn’t like animals or something.” What does she say toward the end of the book? You guessed it:
“And I have no affinity for animals. I don’t hate animals and I would never hurt an animal; I just don’t actively care about them. When a coworker shows me cute pictures of her dog, I struggle to respond correctly, like an autistic person who has been taught to recognize human emotions from flash cards. In short, I am the worst.”
The book made me laugh several times, and I was a huge 30 Rock fan, but I was surprised by how ambitious and callous Tina Fey seemed. Black shark eyes, indeed, Liz Lemon.