Tina Fey (AP/Rich Fury)

Tina Fey, female writer, is not impressed by Gay Talese

In an interview with the AP about the success of her book "Bossypants," Fey squeezes in a zinger at the end


Brendan Gauthier
April 5, 2016 11:27PM (UTC)

"New journalism" icon Gay Talese has faced scrutiny this past week for failing to cite a single female writer who inspired him.

At "The Power of Narrative" conference at Boston University, Talese also claimed female writers are uninterested in “uneducated” or “anti-social” subjects, according to the Washington Post.

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The latest among those speaking out was Tina Fey, who, in an email interview with the Associated Press about the success of her collection of essays, "Bossypants," threw in a last-second jab at Talese.

Asked for nonfiction recommendations, Fey answered, "I enjoyed Diane Von Furstenberg's autobiography. I loved 'Americanah' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I'm currently reading 'Dinosaurs in the Attic' — non-fiction about the American Museum of Natural History."

She clarified, however, "Nothing by Gay Talese has moved me."


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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