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Read by Amy Poehler.
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.
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submitted by wysockia on July 8, 2016, 6:24pm
While this book falls into a popular and growing category of other similar works (you could call them books by comedians, modern memoirs by women on tv, etc.), Yes Please is the one to read.
I so strongly recommend it.
Of course, Amy Poehler is more than just a woman on popular tv. She is an admirer of her comedian predecessors and a leader for the generation to follow. She wears all the hats, creative and other: writer, producer, director, mother, best friend, humanitarian, etc. She has worked hard for her success and has been a strong voice for women. She's also fearlessly funny.
As notable as her humor, though, is her honesty. Most of what I know about her, I learned here, directly from her. Titled well, Yes Please inspires readers to explore what they can learn about themselves too.
It isn't necessary to have a lot of Amy Poehler background knowledge to enjoy her first book, either. Despite all the recommendations, I never actually watched Parks and Recreation. I didn't really like any of her comedy movie roles. I mostly picked up Yes Please because I had already read works by Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, and Mindy Kaling, and thought, "I might as well read hers too." There were other kinds of Amy's work, however, that I really was interested in, such as Smart Girls, sort of an online community for girls and young women. It didn't matter that I was mostly intrigued by trend, or, culturally, what little of her work I knew. It also didn't matter that, as a reader, I didn't always relate to Amy Poehler. (I'm more of a Tina Fey in the Amy/Tina duo.) She encourages an open mind. Whatever her point of view, it's often rational and compassionate. Her stories are funny and real. She still writes as if you, the reader, are a friend. I loved it.
I bought a copy and lent it to a friend in grad school because I think it is worth her time, even though she's already buried in reading. This book is lots of fun, but I think it is also helpful, refreshing. Amy writes from an age that, according to her, is definitely not young, but not old either. Most noticeable to me, she writes from an age of growing self acceptance that she hopes to share with her audience. I want to share it with all of my friends, because aside from the thoughtful storytelling and hilarity, this wisdom alone is valuable.
I initally read the audiobook, and found it especially enjoyable. After all, turning writing into a performance is what Amy does. Plus, the audio book features an extra fun list of guest narrators, including Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and Amy Poehler's parents.
If you are at all interested, go for it! This is absolutely my favorite comedian memoir so far.
United States : Harper Collins Publishers, 2014.
Year Published: 2014
Description: 7 sound discs (7 hrs., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Format: Book on CD
Poehler, Amy, -- 1971-
Television actors and actresses -- Biography.
Women comedians -- Biography.
Actors -- Biography.