Yes Please

Yes Please

Book - 2014
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The lady who was part of the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, then made you howl on Saturday Night Live, and starred in movies like Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and They Came Together. Since 2009, she has been Leslie Knope in the television sitcom Parks and Recreation. Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of memories, stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice. With chapters like "Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend," "Plain Girl Versus the Demon" and "The Robots Will Kill Us All" this book will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Poehler is now an Executive Producer in the new NBC Televison Swedish-American sitcom Welcome to Sweden. Raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, Amy now lives some of the time in New York City and the rest in Los Angeles.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Canada, ©2014.
Edition: First Canadian edition.
ISBN: 9781443424523
Characteristics: xix, 329 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,24 cm.


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Aug 27, 2018

I tried to read this 2x and it was just not entertaining to me. There was too much discussion of her children, and too many "essays" that weren't at all engaging. This book is only for an Amy Poehler superfan, of which I'm sure there are many.

Nov 03, 2017

From tales of her humble beginnings and breaking into the comedy business to unabashed name-dropping and moments of shame and weakness, Amy Poehler has written a fun, honest and revealing autobiography. I'm rarely a laugh-out-loud reader, and this book was not necessarily an exception, but it was funny, sweet and charming. I feel like I understand and have more admiration for her and her talents.

ArapahoeHollyR Aug 29, 2017

Candid and hilarious stories from the SNL and Parks and Rec star. Be sure to check out the chapter "Sorry, Sorry, Sorry" - it is one of the best essays I have ever read.

jeana12 Aug 07, 2017

Way more personable and touching then I expected. This is such a wonderful read. It is also gives great insight into growing as a person and learning from our mistakes. The end part that is about her sons is extremely emotional and very well written. This book is very relatable .

ArapahoeAlicia Feb 24, 2017

I love Amy Poehler on and off screen. After Tina Fey's Bossypants, I was excited to read another book from a female comedy icon and while parts of this book made me laugh, something just fell short. Perhaps it was just a little more memoir than comedy. The writing just didn't incorporate enough of the Amy Poehler I love to keep me engaged.

DCPL_Karen Nov 04, 2016

Amy Poehler is always funny on screen -- I really enjoyed this opportunity to get to know her serious, thoughtful side. Packed with reflections and advice, it's a must-read.

JCLHelenH Aug 05, 2016

There's a lot to love in Poehler's Yes, Please. There's also a bit of meh. You'll need both the book (for the pictures) and the audio (for her own reading.)

Jul 30, 2016

Loved it!

Jul 17, 2016

Genuine and awesome, full of special guests. Part memoir, part self-help.

Jul 05, 2016

I enjoyed it and laughed at times. However, It didn't seem cohesive to me though and I had trouble finding a discernible theme or through line (despite being broken into three sections and then chapters therein). It also seemed a little shallow and narcissistic at times (I agree with the other commenter who mentioned the obnoxious name-dropping). I much preferred Tina Fey's and Mindy Kaling's efforts. If you like funny memoirs, give 'Listen to the Squawking Chicken' by Elaine Lui a try.

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