Publisher: Dey St.
Published: October 2014
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In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book is full of words to live by.
After binge watching Parks & Rec on Netflix I knew I wanted to read Amy Poehler's book. I love her sense of humor and straight-up honesty in her book, Yes Please. She talks about when she was working in Chicago, to her time at SNL, Parks & Rec days and her personal life.
I listened to the audiobook and followed along in the physical copy. I highly recommend listening to it! This was my first audiobook and I think I'll consistently listen to memoirs from now on. Amy is the narrator, she is just so funny and I felt like listening to Amy tell her own story added a whole other level to the book.
A little towards the middle, it got a little bit slow for me, but the first part of the book was awesome. There's a lot of funny parts, some bits of insight and a much appreciated look into Amy's past days in comedy.
I loved Amy's voice (both literary speaking and literally speaking) it stood out and made it seem like I was sitting down and talking with her. She's so likable and doesn't hesitate to bring up times when she wasn't the best person she could have been, which is awesome to see someone acknowledge their mistakes and it's inspiring too.
Overall, Yes Please is a wonderfully hilarious book with some serious bits mixed in. I loved learning more about Amy's Parks & Rec days and falling in love with her kick ass attitude.
You can check out my review of Mindy's book here.