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Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please (original 2014; edition 2014)

by Amy Poehler (Author), Amy Poehler (Narrator), Carol Burnett (Narrator), Seth Meyers (Narrator), Mike Schur (Narrator)5 more, Eileen Poehler (Narrator), William Poehler (Narrator), Patrick Stewart (Narrator), Kathleen Turner (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher)

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The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.
Title:Yes Please
Authors:Amy Poehler (Author)
Other authors:Amy Poehler (Narrator), Carol Burnett (Narrator), Seth Meyers (Narrator), Mike Schur (Narrator), Eileen Poehler (Narrator)4 more, William Poehler (Narrator), Patrick Stewart (Narrator), Kathleen Turner (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher)
Info:HarperAudio (2014)
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Tags:audible, audiobook

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler (2014)

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    Bossypants by Tina Fey (RidgewayGirl)
    RidgewayGirl: Poehler and Fey are coworkers and friends. They share a similar sensibility.
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    Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling (literary.feline)
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    How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (Joanna.cox)
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    I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: By turns touching and hilarious, these memoirs relate both what it is to be a woman and what Hollywood is really like. Celebrities -- they really are just like us!

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This was my first audiobook in a long time. It was a good choice to get back into listening to a book as it was very light and easy to follow. But I can't say it really felt like a book. It was a series of related scenes. I enjoyed Amy's independence, her finding her own way in life and career. I liked hearing about the value she places on friends and family. She shared some of her mistakes in life along with her successes. She has led an interesting life that just wasn't that interesting to read about, or rather listen to. I think I would have enjoyed it more if she had provided insight into how she did her work, what were the challenges, how she handled the different types of people with whom she worked, etc. Instead, it seemed like a bunch of comedy sketches. And the lists... I really get tired of lists even when it is not a list of 10. ( )
  afkendrick | Oct 24, 2020 |
Loved this one! I watched Amy from Parks and Rec and also SNL and found her book very funny but also inspiring.

Definitely recommend it if you want a good laugh out of a book.

The audiobook version of this is great too, Amy reads it herself and has a couple of her friends to read a few pages! ( )
  nikkiyrj | Sep 18, 2020 |
Just read it. Or listen. But definitely engage with the content. ( )
  Jessica_Olin | Sep 17, 2020 |
Want to know what kind of porn Amy Poehler watches? That is how honest this book is. It was a quick read filled with great advice, divided into three important parts: SAY whatever you want, DO whatever you like, BE whoever you are. She has some nice tidbits on love, family, career-ing, laughing, playing and really opens up about where she comes from, mistakes she's made and all the work she did to get where she is today. ( )
  luzdelsol | Jul 31, 2020 |
So I previously read Tina Fey's memoir Bossypants and thought it was interesting to get her perspective on being a woman in comedy. There were parts of her memoir that I wished that she had shared more personal details with me as a reader. I think the goal of a good memoir is that it is about opening yourself up to the faceless reader and letting them know about events and people that shaped you. It helps if you have something to share or some experience that makes a reader feel a certain kinship with you. The worst memoirs I have read through the years are the ones were the author doesn't seem to learn a blessed thing and blames everything on outside parties. Or the book feels scattered because they are telling you point blank there are other details that would explain things but they are not going to explain them because they are private. I dislike memoirs like that because all I want to ask is "well why did you write this?"

Amy Poehler's Yes Please ultimately clicked for me in a way that Tina Fey's memoir never did. Amy Poehler draws you in and tells you about proud moments and not so proud moments of things she has done. I felt like I was unwinding with a good friend while drinking some wine and she was just shooting the shit (so to speak) with me.

The memoir does jump around a bit and it is not told in a straight orderly line, but I was able to follow everything and loved this book to bits.

Probably for the first time ever I would recommend people buy this book in hardcover. I borrowed this from my local library (which I was only allowed a 14 day borrowing period) and it was so sparkly, vibrant, and beautiful. I know another post I took pictures to show everyone but it was just lit up with color. Also one of the sections was pretty cool since she set aside space for the reader to write down the story of their birth as told to them by their parents. I honestly teared up a bit at that point because I know the story of my birth, but my parents are no longer around. She tells everyone to go and call their mom and dad and tell them that you love them and boy do I echo that one. Even if you are having a fight right now because your mother asked you why are you still alone or criticized something you said, wore, or did, just get over it. Parents mean well. And just think their mom and dad did the same thing to them.

This entire memoir was such a fast read. I actually had trouble putting it down since I was trying to finish up A Game of Thrones before the end of the year and I sneak peeked at this book.

I was so happy that the first book I read in 2015 was such a great one and that it really resonated with me. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
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This book is heavy. Perhaps that's because it's so firmly packed with wit and insight. Fans of Poehler and her offbeat characters expect her to be outrageous and there's some of that here, but mostly this is a sweet, funny memoir and a thoughtful look at what it takes to be a woman. In fact, there's lots of advice given here, and it's smart, the kind of stuff your favorite aunt would tell you, albeit, an aunt who once shot a moose on the "Weekend Update" set while rapping alongside Sarah Palin. She addresses how to treat your career (like a bad boyfriend); how not to torture other women about their life choices; ways to shut people up about your newly single status ("Hey, lady, I don't want to fuck your husband"). With so much to enjoy and absorb, you may even want to carry this book around, reread it, and underline pertinent-to-your-own-life sentences, which would be perfectly reasonable, except for the fact that it's so darn heavy.
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For my bold and beautiful boys.
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I like hard work and I don't like pretending things are perfect.
There is no reason to talk to strangers.
Quick note here: Everybody wants you to share your MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT all the time, and I'm here to tell you that you don't have to. You don't have to tell it or tweet it or Instagram it. You don't have to put it in a book or share it with anyone who doesn't feel safe and protective of your heart.
I think we don't lie to our children enough.
I think nonprofits should guarantee that giving your time and money makes your skin better and your ass smaller. Why not? There are so many people in the world with so little. Who cares why you decide to help?
A person’s tragedy does not make up their entire life. A story carves deep grooves into our brains each time we tell it. But we aren't one story.
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