Yes Please

Yes Please

eBook - 2014
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A first-person account by the Golden Globe-winning actress best known for her work on Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live includes coverage of such topics as her relationships with caregivers and her friendship with Tina Fey. 500,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

#1 New York Times Bestseller

#1 Globe and Mail Bestseller

A Globe Best Book of the Year

A smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read from one of our most beloved funny folk.

In a perfect world . . .

We’d get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods. Unfortunately, between her Golden Globe–winning role on Parks and Recreation, work as a producer and director, place as one of the most beloved SNL alumni and cofounder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, involvement with the website Smart Girls at the Party, frequent turns as acting double for Meryl Streep, and her other gig as the mom of two young sons, she’s not available for movie night. Luckily, we have the next best thing: Yes Please, Amy Poehler’s hilarious and candid book.

A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haiku, Yes Please took the world by storm, going straight to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and dominating lists on both sides of the border for over 17 weeks—including multiple weeks at #1 on the Globe and Mail bestseller list. Widely acclaimed as one of the best books of the year, Yes Please cemented Amy Poehler’s place in our hearts as one of our most beloved entertainers, and in our minds as a sharp, insightful, and provocative writer. Oh, and did we mention hilarious? Truly hilarious.

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.



Publisher: [Toronto] : HarperCollins Canada, 2014
ISBN: 9781443424547
1443424544
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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.

ArapahoeHollyR Aug 29, 2017

Candid and 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 .

ArapahoeAlicia 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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