Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

20910157Title: Yes Please

Author: Amy Poehler

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: October 24

ISBN: 9780062268341

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.


Amy Poehler has been one of my favourite ladies in the tv biz for a few years now. I got hooked on her through Parks and Rec and subsequently became a fan of her Smart Girls posts on Facebook. When I found her book at a garage sale earlier in the spring of this year, I just had to pick it up (excellent find!). I read this book on a weekend away at the cottage and it was just the perfect thing. It was easy to pick up, hilarious and witty, and the chapters were the perfect length to put the book down after an hour of reading and rest my eyes for a moment or two before picking it back up again.

Poehler is as funny on paper as she is live. The book establishes a sense of camaraderie with the reader. Amy invites you into the book like women invites their girlfriends into their living rooms. Grab a bit glass of wine and settle in with this one! Her stories are personal, observant, and more often then not, are a bit wacky. Amy is straightforward and unafraid to share those nitty gritty details. She’s open and honest and after reading this book, one feels as though one has gained a new friend.

On top of everything, it’s an absolutely gorgeous book, complete with glossy pages (yes the do reflect in the sunlight), full colour pages, and tons of hilarious Amy pictures from all stages of her life. This book is a true testament to her tenacity and her willingness to share her life with her fans. I feel like this book is a little piece of Amy. You can really tell that a lot of hard work went in to putting this book together. It’s not just a book, it’s a collection piece.

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