Fangirls, I love Amy Poehler. I think she’s funny, bright, and beautiful, and turns out she’s a pretty phenomenal writer as well. I picked up Yes Please as a part of my vacation reading. I didn’t get to it until the drive back, but at that point I ate it up. It’s a fun autobiography full of anecdotes from her many improv comedy experiences.
I don’t tend to go for autobiographies. I find it hard to relate with the idea of an author wanting to talk about his or herself for upwards of 200 pages. But I grabbed it because I love Poehler’s voracity in the things I’ve seen her in. I thought it would be a good way to learn more about one of my favorite comedy powerhouses. And guess what? I’m incredibly glad that I did.
Yes Please loosely follows the timeline of Poehler’s life, with asides to the future and past, which definitely keep it interesting. It has stories and time from her work on SNL, her children, divorce, and her Parks and Recreation work. It is also full of splashes of advice, and the three parts it’s broken up into are illustrated with gorgeous photographs of her, including this gem.
Yes Please is a funny and poignant recounting of Poehler’s life and career. I learned a lot not just about Poehler herself, but about living as well. Reading it made me interested in more autobiographies; it’s fun and a great way to spend a couple hours. I highly recommend Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. If you aren’t yet convinced, take a gander at this beautiful chart.
Honestly, what more could you want from a book?
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