Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Bought from Target.
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.


If you've read and enjoyed Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) then I definitely recommend you pick up Yes Please, they both have that honest yet hilarious feel to them.
You can check out my review of Mindy's book here.

10 comments

  1. This sounds like a light read, I hope it's light though? I liked Mindy Kaling's book, the first few essays were my favorite & you're right, they're hilarious - great review overall <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Hey Benish! Yeah, I'd say it's a pretty light read! There's some darker parts, but she balances it with humor. So happy to hear you loved Mindy's book! :)
      Thank you!

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  2. Ohh, I am looking forward to this one! I love Amy Poehler, and I am excited to read about her life in her own funny voice! I am really glad you enjoyed it :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  3. I'm not a memoir/non-fiction fan, but like you I recently discovered audiobooks and realized I could enjoy books on tape that I wouldn't actually pick up a physical copy of to read. Not sure why, but I'll have to get this one. Always enjoy Amy Poehler.

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    1. I definitely agree with you, I'm not a huge memoir fan either, but Amy's book rocks! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you!

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  4. This was your first audiobook?! Oh wow, then yes I highly recommend listening to any audiobook that is read by the author themselves - their voice just adds so much to it, I think. I loved this one too - Amy is full of awesome!

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    1. Crazy, right?! I can't believe I hadn't listened to one before now! In the future I definitely will listen to audiobooks that the author reads!
      Thanks so much, Aylee! :)

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  5. I gotta try this one.

    I have to second Aylee's sentiments. Audios read by the author are in general quite good. Usually my favs. Check out Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends for another awesome autobiographical. :)

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    1. Hey Juju!
      I'm totally going to commit to listening to audiobooks for memoirs that are read by the author.
      I'll definitely check out Rob Lowe's, thank you! :)

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