Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Title: Yes Please

Author: Amy Poehler

Release Date: October 28, 2014

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis: The eagerly-anticipated first book from the Golden Globe-winning star of Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler, goes on sale October 2014

Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live, and in movies like Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and They Came Together? Do you find yourself daydreaming about hanging out with the actor behind the brilliant Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation? Did you wish you were in the audience at the last two Golden Globes ceremonies, so you could bask in the hilarity of Amy's one-liners?

If your answer to these questions is "Yes Please!" then you are in luck. In her first book, one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read. Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice. With chapters like "Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend," "Plain Girl Versus the Demon" and "The Robots Will Kill Us All" Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Honest, personal, real, and righteous, Yes Please is full of words to live by.

My Review: This book is so much more then I ever expected. I got to know many sides of Amy that I would’ve never expected. I absolutely couldn’t put this book down!! My first book of 2016 starts off with 5 stars. This book is so much more then just comedy. She writes about struggles, good, and bad moments, people that have both inspired Amy, and others who just made things worse. There is a chapter that Seth Meyers wrote recalling some events, and it definitely was a favorite for me. She is so inspirational. And it is so rewarding to know after reading this book how much of an incredible person she is. Now I want to watch every sketch, and show she’s ever been in. I have a new respect for comedians. 

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Love, Ellie

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