So, I sat down to read this book and had no idea what else to expect. Just check out the back cover alone to get a sense of what you're in for. Were there laughs? A ton. Was it quirky? Absolutely. But it was also filled with beautiful sentiments and poignant stories. There are no seamless segues from one chapter to the next, she just dives right in and goes! Here are a few of my favorites.
As she regales her college years, she admits that she (like the rest of us) had no idea what she really wanted to do once she was finished.
"Instead of asking students to 'declare their major' we should ask students to 'list what
they will do anything to avoid.' It just makes sense."
On comedy and human emotion after finding out her ob-gyn just died while shooting SNL the day before she's about to deliver her first child.
"Going from crying to laughing that fast and hard happens maybe five times in your
life and that extreme right turn is the reason we are alive, and I believe it extends our
life by many years."
Seth Meyers writes a chapter. There's a printed birthing plan. Her parents chime in. There are letters, emails, snippets of scripts, and a list of reasons why we cry on an airplane. It's real and raw and incredibly entertaining.
What are you reading?