From the Golden Globe award-winning actress comes the #1 New York Times bestseller.
"Required reading for all young women" Best Books of 2014, Huffington Post
A memoir in essays in the tradition of Tina Fey's Bossypants and Caitlin Moran's How To Be a Woman, YES PLEASE is a hilarious collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, haikus and words-to-live-by drawn from the life and mind of acclaimed actress, writer and comedian Amy Poehler.
YES PLEASE finds Amy riffing on sex, love, family, friendship and plastic surgery, and is chock-full of great jokes and sage advice (the useful kind, not the annoying kind you didn't ask for).
Fans of Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, Caitlin Moran's How to Be a Woman, and Tina Fey's Bossypants will love Yes Please.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Like her friend Tina Fey’s Bossypants, actress Amy Poehler’s memoir is warm, funny and tremendously encouraging. Writing about everything from her childhood, self-image and career trajectory to general observations about love, heartbreak, friendship, fame and raising kids, Poehler goes from wry to silly to heartfelt. Reading Yes Please is a happy-making experience—you’ll laugh a lot and feel delighted that someone so sharp and talented shares many of your anxieties and dreams.
Poehler, the sharp and self-deprecating Emmy-winning star of TV's Parks and Recreation, takes a stab here at autobiography mixed with advice on sex, babies, and even divorce. She mines her 20s, back in the 1990s, when she cut her teeth in theater at ImprovOlympic in Chicago, and with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. Poehler struggled for many years in part-time gigs including doing bits on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and her humility and good work ethic shine through: for example, in the chapter "Don't Forget to Tip Your Waitress" (which was excerpted last year in the New Yorker), she recounts rather poignantly her various early jobs, such as working as a junior secretary in a podiatrist's office at age 16 and doing waitressing stints in Chicago and New York. Poehler gives ample credit to current and former colleagues, such as Matt Besser of UCB, Seth Meyers at SNL, and the cast of Parks and Recreation; elsewhere she offers some wonderful advice on apologies both receiving and giving. Her memoir is as bewitching and chameleonlike as Poehler herself is when she appears onstage and on-screen.
Give it a go, it's not bad.
To Do List- read Yes Please
A must read!!! Teaches us that we all go through the same experiences and helps us to appreciate oneself.
You know you're in trouble when the start of a book (and a lot of the rest of it) complains about how hard it has been to write.
Alas Amy's book is laborious to read as well.
Having just finished it I can honestly tell you I have no idea what it was about. It wasn't really an autobiography - more Oprah musings.
Yes Please (to an edit and partial rewrite).