Audie Award, Humor, 2015
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’re thinking that maybe playing Parks and Recreation’s eternally optimistic, kind-hearted Leslie Knope wasn’t a reach for Amy Poehler. Part memoir of her suburban Boston childhood and part behind-the-scenes tales of her comedy career, Yes Please is a sort of self-help book, designed to inspire us to be more empathetic and to stand up for our own beliefs. Poehler ropes in several guest readers—from her own parents to her idols Carol Burnett, Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner—to bring home the book’s witty, warmhearted sensibility.
Great way to take in this book
I love to read books, but I always try to listen to an autobiography by the actual author. Amy did a fantastic job with a creative way to end the book. She was open without being too personal. Great job Amy!!! Loved the delivery of your story.
No, Thank You!
I love Amy, but, she owes me $28.
The Best Chapter Was About Parks and Rec...
I listened to this and discovered that maybe I don’t love Amy, but I love the characters that she plays. While I though this book was going to be a lot of funny stories and make me laugh a lot, it was mostly just Amy’s life opinions. Her thoughts on how to be a “better person, have good manners and deal with personal issues…etc”. Which while interesting, was not what I was looking for. I was disappointed with most of it. However, the chapter where she talks about Parks and Rec and all her co-actors was really great!