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Hilarious and unexpectedly a super helpful self development book! I freaking LOVE Amy Poehler and her sense of humour! From SNL and Parks & Rec to her hilarious comedies in theatres....it’s like there’s nothing she can’t do! I ordered this book as I was interested in learning more about her as a person, how she came to be such a funny writer and actress and also....for a light, funny read! What I didn’t anticipate was that while learning about her life, past and present, she had so many helpful and insightful words to share that were like a little mini self help book....without feeling forced or cheesy! Through comedy, honesty and sharing her own personal stories, I finished this book feeling not only like I knew her like a friend, but that she had helped me like a friend would have, through a tough time, as well!
I have literally just finished reading Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" and I have to say I love it. I don't recall why I bought the book as I wasn't really a fan (not that I disliked Amy), I wasn't a diehard SNL'er and I don't watch Parks and Rec. For whatever the reason I just really got into the book and enjoyed it immensely. We are both close in age and the references and stories she tells about growing up made me think of my own childhood. This is a smart, funny (without trying to be), insightful and I think honest book - well written and a good read. Amy Poehler is not preaching anything, trying to be anything other than herself and she does have a lot to say. I have to say I am now a fan ... not necessarily of her work but of her as a person. I love the title and what it means and that she cries while trying to get things done and it's ok (I do too). I am stealing her saying "Good for her, not for me" because it's awesome.
I loved this book! Never been a huge fan of Amy poehler before this as her comedy style doesn't always suit me, but I loved this book! Some surprisingly profound sections had me highlighting a book I picked up as an easy read, and others had me laughing out loud! I'm not a tv person so those were the only sections that weren't of interest to me, hence the 4 stars. Wise and funny. Recommend!
Loved Amy Poehler's "Yes Please"! I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. She provides humor with great wisdom without coming across as "preachy". I experienced a few "aha" moments while reading this book. I found myself laughing out loud a lot! I highly recommend this read.
I wanted to like this book because I love Amy Poehler but I couldn't even finish it... according to my Kindle I only got 40% through it, and even that was a huge struggle. It was rambling and boring and there was way too much name dropping. Seriously, what was with the name dropping? I also found her writing style to be too erratic for me, one minute she is in grade school and the next second she is in her early twenties, the stories were just a jumbled up mess and difficult to follow. I chuckled maybe a couple of times but it was not nearly as funny as I expected and there wasn't enough to keep me interested. When you are forcing yourself to read something it's time to shut it down and move onto something else.
Like her show, this book put me in a good mood. Uplifting, pretty funny, honest, even empowering, I really enjoyed reading this book. It might have been more sequential, and her New York years before SNL might have been given some space. But it has an engaging, warm and conversational tone. Thanks Amy.
I love Amy Poehler, but this book was incredibly disappointing. She jumped all over the place, which made it hard to follow and when it came to talking about her time at Parks & Rec, it felt like a chore to read as she just listed off the plot of each season and the qualities of each co-worker. And she constantly complained about how hard it is to write a book - it wasn't her time, she should have waited until her heart was in it.
I love all other books like this- all of Ellen's, Mindys, Tina F's... But this was just very uninteresting to me, and not too many laughs at all. Where Ellen and Mindy have me laughing out loud constantly ...
3.0 out of 5 starsI'm not an avid reader but I do like to read when I have the time
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 23, 2017
I'm not an avid reader but I do like to read when I have the time. I bought this book off of the back of Lena Dunham 'Not That Kind' and Tina Fey's 'Bossypants' which I loved! Unfortunately this book doesn't compare, which is such a shame as I'm a big fan of Amy's stand up and acting roles. The book does have moments of hilarity but they are few and overall I found it quite boring and dull. Amy also seems to complain a lot about the fact that she has to write this book? not what you want to read after paying out for it!
I have an annoying habit of not being able to give up on a book once I've gotten more than half way through, if not for that I would have!
3.0 out of 5 starsas the old photographs didn’t look as good as they could have done on paper
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 9, 2017
Part memoir, part self help. I think some of the magic of this book may have been lost in e-book format, as the old photographs didn’t look as good as they could have done on paper. It jarred the reading experience having to find the photograph or script she was referring to, and flick back and forwards between the pages. This book did have me chuckling in parts, she is a funny lady after all, but I was glad to finish it and it isn’t one I will read again.
I am an avid Amy Poehler fan and have followed her career since her early days. I absorbed this book in a day whilst on holiday and then strangely saw Poehler on a flight from LA to NY immediately after. I was far too nervous to speak to my idol as she was looking after her small children but if I could go back in time I would have congratulated her for such an inspiring and delightful book
I will say this at the outset - I don't really know who Amy Poehler is, apart from having seen her on a few FB memes and maybe the odd clip of Parks & Rec, but I picked this up for a prompt on a reading challenge. The book was pretty much as I expected though, interesting enough with the odd chuckle here and there. It reminded me that I must really get around to watching Parks and Recreation sometime.
Amy Poehler is an inspiration and an absolute hero, and then she wrote a book about it. In it, she details her early days in improv and the struggle as a working comedian, especially in a supposedly man's world. Amy also talks about her personal life, her relationship with her parents and her advice for people in various aspects of life. It's a great insight into the mind of a modern comedy behemoth and a real motivator to anyone wishing to do anything of note with their life.
I had heard good things and some of the book did not disappoint but other parts I skipped that discussed things that I just didn't relate to. Has some interesting thoughts and reflections on life, work, being a working mother. Bizarrely the book was printed on a paper that was really, really heavy so was pretty uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time. This may sound crazy but it really was heavy! and interfered with the reading of it for me.
Really enjoyed this book, could relate to the memories of the 70s and 80s, some really wise statements with a beautiful section describing life with her young sons. Had the perfect mix of humour alongside poignant social comment. I would have given it 5* only I didn't recognise American celebrities or TV shows, I fully intend to catch up on these and re read with better understanding.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 24, 2017
I started the book with good intentions, but parts of it just felt overwhelmingly detailed. I found myself wanting to skip through to get to the better bits. A good insight into her world, just a bit wordy for me.
5.0 out of 5 starsOh Amy... you beautiful, half-pint unicorn fairy you.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 21, 2016
SOOOOO fricking funny and heartfelt. If you're already a fan of Poehler then this will not disappoint and if you're not familiar with her - then get to know her with this book...then go and watch everything she's in.