When I started reading this book I immediately got out the sticky tags and the highlighter! With Amy Poehler you know you're getting something funny but with this book, you also got to see a serious side of her that isn't shown often.
She got real about how tough her journey to fame was, the beauty of motherhood and bared her scars talking about her divorce. It was very raw and impactful I think especially because it came from a woman. As women, we're expected to have it all together and the moment we slip and show our imperfection we're labelled so, anytime I see a woman baring her flaws I appreciate her more.
In and amongst the serious business you'll still get your laughs. She writes books the way she writes her characters and is consistently entertaining. Another nice touch are the photos and quotes throughout.
Highly recommend this read and keep a journal close by.
A smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read from one of our most beloved funny folk.
In a perfect world...
We’d get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods. Unfortunately, between her Golden Globe–winning role on Parks and Recreation, work as a producer and director, place as one of the most beloved SNL alumni and co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, involvement with the website Smart Girls at the Party, frequent turns as acting double for Meryl Streep, and her other gig as the mom of two young sons, she’s not available for movie night. Luckily, we have the next best thing: Yes Please, Amy Poehler’s hilarious and candid book.
A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haiku, Yes Please took the world by storm, going straight to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and dominating lists on both sides of the border for over 17 weeks—including multiple weeks at #1 on the Globe and Mail bestseller list. Widely acclaimed as one of the best books of the year, Yes Please cemented Amy Poehler’s place in our hearts as one of our most beloved entertainers, and in our minds as a sharp, insightful, and provocative writer. Oh, and did we mention hilarious? Truly hilarious.
Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Honest, personal, real, and righteous, Yes Please is full of words to live by.