Yes Please by Amy Poehler


I have had this one on pre-order for weeks!  ~Sheila

Amy Poehler.  You probably know her from Saturday Night Live or Parks and Recreation.  She has also been in movies:  Blades Of Glory, Mean Girls, Deuce Bigalow, and Baby Mama just to name a few. She is funny… from her days of growing up in a safe area outside of Boston to breaking into improv, this is Amy…and this is her story.

I listened to Yes Please on audio as I always try to do when it comes to biography’s being narrated by authors.  I love to put the voice behind the story.  Amy is an excellent narrator, she narrates like she talks and you feel like she is in the room with you and you are having coffee and talking about… well, Amy.

I enjoyed getting to know Amy a bit more.  The chapters regarding improv, Parks and Rec making it or breaking it, 80’s references – were some of my favorites.  There was much to this listen that I enjoyed.  There was also some I did not enjoy… the other chapters by people such as her parents was awkward.  The chapter on how she was born was sweet… but made the book feel topsy-turvy – some funny… some sweet… I don’t know how to describe it.  I enjoyed it, but it was not all I had hoped it would be…

and maybe that is on me.  🙂

If you enjoy Amy Poehler I think this is worth a read (I hear there are great pics in the book!) or listen.  I would love to hear other opinions on this one.

8 thoughts on “Yes Please by Amy Poehler

  1. I don’t care one way or another about Amy Poehler I must admit. Couple that with the fact that I rarely read a biography, and I think I will pass. I have to say though that I like the idea of her as a narrator.

  2. I’m still waiting for my audiobook to come in from the library, and I can’t wait to listen to it! Glad to hear you liked it, even if it was a bit uneven.

  3. I am not a fan of memoirs when a comedienne is the subject. I find them funny on TV but not that interesting in real life. Dull, even.

  4. You need to give me a “stars” rating on this one – what out of 5 stars? I’m 4th on the library waiting list but I have a ton of other stuff to read.

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