For us city girls, public transport is a huge part of life, and usually takes too much time off of our busy day. Many times, sitting on the subway can seem like an enormous waste of time, which is why I use it as a small getaway where I don’t focus on work and where I get all my reading done. Regardless of where you read these books, these are a small selection of some of my favorites. They are smart, inspiring and they will make you laugh so much that your day will just get that much brighter. Enjoy!
1. Bossypants, Tina Fey
This hilarious somewhat-autobigraphical work by Tina Fey may just be what your rainy morning needs. As Janet Maslin from The New York Times wrote, Bossypants isn’t a memoir. It’s a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation.” In the book, Tina Fey gives us personal and life advice based on her own experiences in the most comical and relatable way possible, while always remaining painfully honest and true to herself. It is almost impossible to read an entire paragraph without jumping up and down with laughter, and if you read it in the subway like I did, it may be a bit awkward. I decided to start reading Bossypants because so many of my friends had found it “life-changing” and “genius”, both of which I agree with, however I would describe it more as: having the exact amount of humor, irony and realism that a city girl needs. For me, it was a breath of fresh air.