Thursday, May 21, 2015

Yes Please! by Amy Poehler

Yes Please! 
by Amy Poehler  
Harper Audio
October 2014

Book Summary
Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy's parents—Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

Also included? A one night only live performance at Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Hear Amy read a chapter live in front of a young and attractive Los Angeles audience.

While listening to Yes Please, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll become convinced that your phone is trying to kill you. Don't miss this collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers. Offering Amy's thoughts on everything from her "too safe" childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and "the biz," the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a "face for wigs"—Yes Please is chock-full of words, and wisdom, to live by.

My Thoughts
Amy Poehler is hilarious and I have always loved her on SNL and Parks and Rec. I have been wanting to read her book for a few months but then I saw she narrated her audiobook and decided that I had to listen to it. Now it is hit or miss when an author reads their own book but I am glad to say that Amy was amazing. It was more like having a conversation with a close friend and having them tell you an extended story of their life. Amy Poehler is nothing if not interesting and this audiobook made me respect her even more.  
It was a bit haphazard but it all connected in the end. Plus this is an adult book with cussing and frank talk about sex. I laughed out loud several times but tried to keep it quiet because I listened to it at work. You might want to listen to it on a road trip because it will keep you entertain throughout. There are several guest appearances with Patrick Stewart reading haikus and Kathleen Turner reading the chapter titles but I especially love Seth Myers chapter on his love for Amy Poehler. You can tell they have a special relationship and it is cute how many times she mentions him in the book.
This was a great book and I feel like I learned a bot more about inprov and the way SNL works behind the scenes. Go ahead and listen to this one and have a laugh!

Book Pairings
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling


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