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Yes, Please by Amy Poehler (Book Review).

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I've always thought Amy Poehler was a hoot, so I found out she was writing a book, you best believe I was going to hop on the Amy train and get to love her on a whole new level. 

Yes, Please is a peek into Amy's life which stories from her childhood and how she got started in the biz. It tells us about falling in and out of love and childbirth. I actually listened to the audio version of this book, which was read by her, and I felt like I had an even more personal experience with it. She invited people into her audio booth, including her parents, Seth Meyers, and many others. There was even some banter with her guests that wasn't part of the book. It made the book just that more funny. 

I have to admit that there were some parts of the book that I blanked out in. These were the parts that I couldn't relate to because they were for an older audience, such as getting divorced and having babies. I wasn't a huge fan of the foreword, but I tuckered through. This shouldn't be surprising, considering the age difference between Amy and me, but for the most part, I really enjoyed getting a peek into her life. 

There were so many quotable parts of the book. These are a few of my favorites:

When walking about how we all have our different talents. Just because someone else is doing something or has done something a certain way, it doesn't mean that that's what or how we should do it.
I loved this, because she was talking about how the person's reaction to your apology is more important to us than the act of actually apologizing.

One thing that Amy and I have in common is our love of lists. There were some parts of the books that were simply lists, such as possible names for the main character in Parks and Recreation, haikus about plastic surgery, and requests that she made for the hospital room when she had her first baby. These were some of my favorite parts. 

Another favorite was one of the beginning chapters called "Plain Girl Vs. Demon." It was essentially about how all girls have inner demons, and some women are better at silencing their inner demons than others. She says your inner demon will sneak up on you at your weakest and try to to tear you down, and she shares tips on how you can silence your demon and embrace who you are. One thing that particularly stuck with me from this chapter is how she said that people need to stick up for themselves the way they stick up for their friends. It's always easy for us to jump in and defend our friends, but we seem to cower when to defending ourselves. 


I give this book a 4 out of 5. Amy is simply marvelous, hilarious, and someone to look up to. I love her honesty, and the fact that she wrote these stories and shared her life with essentially the entire world (because, let's face it, who wouldn't want to read this book). I recommend this book to everyone with a soul (who is above the age of 20). 

For more about Amy and her book, check out the official Yes, Please website


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24 comments :

  1. I have GOT to read this book, everbody is talking about it and I am a huge fan! I love these quotes, makes me want to read it even more. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great Review :) You made it sound very interesting and I hardly know any of her work.


    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  3. I have heard that parts of the book are hard to read, and have one friend who abandoned it completely. Glad you enjoyed it. It's on my list...

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  4. If this wasn't already on my list it would be now!! Even though I won't be able to relate to the same things you had issues with I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  5. It was still a great read in spite of all those parts. There's so much hilarity in it.

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  6. It's so hard for me to abandon books. It's like when I watch a movie, I have to sit through it and know what happens at the end. I ended up loving this book!

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  7. Thanks so much, Alex. She is a great person, and I love her honesty and ability to not take herself too seriously.

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  8. Yes, you do! It was so great. I loved her on SNL, but this just takes my love to a whole new level. She's incredible.

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  9. This is totally on my read list, and it was on my christmas book list too! I hope I get it!! I want to read it so bad, and your review makes me want to read it even more!!

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  10. Sounds like a great book to read

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  11. I love Amy Poehler, might have to give her book a go.

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  12. I've been thinking about purchasing this book for awhile. Now I can't wait to buy it and read it. Thanks for this review. Nice post

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  13. I love her, and I have this on my must-read list. I have heard mixed reviews, but I think overall, it sounds like it's worth it. I'm also probably a little closer in age to her ;) and I'm curious about her divorce.

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  14. This has been on my Must Read list for weeks! I LOVE Amy! I'm often told I'm the Amy Poehler of my friend circle because I'm so silliest and random (I've also heard I'm the Tina Fey lol) I can't wait to read this book over the holiday's 3

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  15. I hope you do too! It was so hilarious. I think you'll love it!

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  16. It was hilarious and amazing. I loved it.

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  17. If you love Amy, then you'll definitely love this book.

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  18. You definitely should! Or at least get it from the library. It was amazing.

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  19. If you love Amy, then I think you'll definitely love this book. There were some parts that were a bit slow for me, but overall, it was a really good read.

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  20. That's so fun! I think you'll definitely love this then!

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  21. MOMentous Mom; PerfectionistDecember 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    I adore her! I will be picking up this book or rather getting it to listen to bc that sounds awesome. I love when people narrate their own books.

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  22. This was the first time I ever listened to a memoir, and it was so great! I felt like I really got a personal experience because you could tell there were so many extra things that weren't included in the hard copy of the book. Of course, I would still like to own the hard copy of the book!

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