Thursday, May 10, 2012

Literate & Stylish: Emily from Ruffling Feathers

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The premise of Literate & Stylish is simple, and the post is short but sweet- every Thursday I'll be showcasing a lovely lady and her favorite book. She'll share a few pretty photos showing off her personal style, along with her book of choice, and tell us why she loves it. 


from Emily Frame, of Ruffling Feathers

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Picking a favorite book is exceptionally hard for me, as I can pinpoint certain books that altered my way of thinking at several stages of my life. Books have always been catalysts for personal growth, so much so that I declared Literary Studies as my major in college. Matilda when I was 8, The Perks of Being a Wallflower when I was 16, Streetcar Named Desire when I was 20. They all instantly transport me back to that time in my life, and a specific enlightening moment about life and love. So you see why it's hard to choose. For me in this particular moment of my life, I had to pick Bossypants by Tina Fey. It's beautiful and hilarious and speaks to me on so many levels. As a mother, as someone trying to make their mark on the world, as a business owner, as a wife and friend. I laughed until I cried, and when I read the line about problem solving, "Is this person in between me and what I want to do? If the answer is no, ignore it and move on." So simple, and yet so powerful. It has become a sort of mantra for me navigating my way through a see of naysayers and copy-cats. If you're not a big reader, you can download the audio version narrated by Ms. Fey herself, which makes it even better!




see previous Literate & Stylish posts here.

14 comments:

  1. i've been meaning to read bossypants - you just gave me the extra push :).

    also, something about that last photo of emily reminds me of kirsten dunst. i think it's the eyes.

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  2. I just finished this last night! I loved this book. It was smart, funny, honest and spoke to me as well. Tina Fey is such a fabulous woman. My most favorite part was when she discussed getting a big and professional photo shoot done, SO HILARIOUS!!

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  3. Hello. I love this book. But I love your shoes more. Can haz them please?! ;)

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  4. I can't believe it took me this many reads of this series to connect the title to the Dashboard song! Doh!

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  5. That's what I am reading right now! Only 2 chapters in and had to leave the room where my mom was reading a serious book, I was laughing so hard :)

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  6. I grabbed this audio book to listen to while I exercised. Big mistake. I would do two whole sit-ups, then lay on my back laughing for a half hour. :)

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  7. Omg, I loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Great read - I'll have to check out this one as well! Love Tina Fey!

    Cathy Trails

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  8. I read the book and its good. .Love fashion sense!:)

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  9. I love these posts! As a librarian, I approve on making reading stylish :):)

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  10. This book is on my to-read list! Hopefully I'll get through it this summer.

    Off topic, where did she go those gorgeous shoes?!

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  11. Bossypants had me laughing out loud so many times! Such a good choice!

    - Angela Marie @ http://sunkissedivory.blogspot.com

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  12. what a FANTASTIC series! I love emily! xo

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  13. i've been wanting to read that book for SO long! still haven't yet. tina fey is my fave!!!

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