Yes Please

Yes Please

Book - 2014
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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.
Published: New York, NY :, Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062268341
0062268341
9780062268358
9780062379795
Branch Call Number: 792.7028 POE
Characteristics: xix, 329 pages :,color illustrations ;,24 cm

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ryner
Nov 03, 2017

From tales of her humble beginnings and breaking into the comedy business to unabashed name-dropping and moments of shame and weakness, Amy Poehler has written a fun, honest and revealing autobiography. I'm rarely a laugh-out-loud reader, and this book was not necessarily an exception, but it was funny, sweet and charming. I feel like I understand and have more admiration for her and her talents.

AL_HOLLYR Aug 29, 2017

Candid and often hilarious stories from the SNL and Parks and Rec star.

Be sure to check out the chapter "Sorry, Sorry, Sorry" - it is one of the best essays I have ever read.

jeana12 Aug 07, 2017

Way more personable and touching then I expected. This is such a wonderful read. It is also gives great insight into growing as a person and learning from our mistakes. The end part that is about her sons is extremely emotional and very well written. This book is very relatable .

AL_ALICIA Feb 24, 2017

I love Amy Poehler on and off screen. After Tina Fey's Bossypants, I was excited to read another book from a female comedy icon and while parts of this book made me laugh, something just fell short. Perhaps it was just a little more memoir than comedy. The writing just didn't incorporate enough of the Amy Poehler I love to keep me engaged.

DCPL_Karen Nov 04, 2016

Amy Poehler is always funny on screen -- I really enjoyed this opportunity to get to know her serious, thoughtful side. Packed with reflections and advice, it's a must-read.

JCLHelenH Aug 05, 2016

There's a lot to love in Poehler's Yes, Please. There's also a bit of meh. You'll need both the book (for the pictures) and the audio (for her own reading.)

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daysleeper236
Jul 30, 2016

Loved it!

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jannylegs
Jul 17, 2016

Genuine and awesome, full of special guests. Part memoir, part self-help.

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nayoh
Jul 05, 2016

I enjoyed it and laughed at times. However, It didn't seem cohesive to me though and I had trouble finding a discernible theme or through line (despite being broken into three sections and then chapters therein). It also seemed a little shallow and narcissistic at times (I agree with the other commenter who mentioned the obnoxious name-dropping). I much preferred Tina Fey's and Mindy Kaling's efforts. If you like funny memoirs, give 'Listen to the Squawking Chicken' by Elaine Lui a try.

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dprodrig
Jun 27, 2016

Easy to read, full of smart comments and some surprising insights. But not as strong as I was expecting, hence the rating.

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