English Teaching Resource Center at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy supported by the US Embassy invites you to participate in a Book Club session.
Monday, January 20 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM Book Club: “Bossypants” by Tina Fey
Facilitator:Eve Smith, Senior English Language Fellow, U.S. Department of State
Dear Friends, in January 2014, we will be glad to see you at the fourth Book Club Session. Please look at the list of books for each month, which are available for borrowing at the ETRC:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Same Kind of Different As Me
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
Me Talk Pretty One Day
The End of Your Life Book Club
Our book is “Bossypants” by Tina Fey – before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.
She has seen both these dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon — from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy. Book reviews:
Book clubs have been a popular way to allow readers in the U.S. to discuss books in an informal setting. The ETRC is excited to present our own monthly book club! Our book club meets once a month to discuss the book of the month. During the meeting we will discuss the themes, ideas, and cultural components presented in the book of the month. This is an opportunity to ask questions, share opinions, and learn and grow together as we explore different types of novels and genres. You can borrow a copy of the book of the month for up to two weeks. While reading, it is helpful to take notes on a separate sheet of paper about scenes or ideas that you liked, page numbers of sentences or vocabulary you have questions about, and anything you would like to discuss. We hope to see at the meeting.