Yes Please

Yes Please

by Amy Poehler

HarperCollins | October 28, 2014 | Hardcover

Yes Please is rated 4.375 out of 5 by 8.

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. Because in a perfect world, we’d all be friends with Amy — someone who seems so fun, is full of interesting stories, tells great jokes, and offers plenty of advice and wisdom (the useful kind, not the annoying kind you didn’t ask for, anyway). 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’s hilarious and candid book. A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haiku from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers, Yes Please offers Amy’s thoughts on everything from her “too safe” childhood outside of Boston to her early days in new York City, her ideas about Hollywood and “the biz,” the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a “face for wigs.” Yes Please is a chock-full of words and wisdom to live by.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 in

Published: October 28, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443424528

ISBN - 13: 9781443424523

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh out loud This is a laugh out loud book. An entertaining and funny autobiography in which you could tell Amy wrote (mostly) herself. I caught myself lol'ing numerous times with tears of laughter as a result. This book is a must-have for an SNL aficionado anyone who enjoys a good laugh will appreciate this book!
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No, Thank You I LOVE Amy Poehler, but I didn't love this book. I didn't laugh much, and I found it a bit hard to read at times. Overall I found it pretty boring, but it's worth a read if you're a fan of hers because she does explain a lot about how she got in to comedy and show business.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightfully funny I loved everything about this. The stories, the anecdotes, the advice. She has a wonderful perspective on this world. Just as witty, funny, and charming as you would expect from Amy Poehler.
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read This book is a good read, it is also an easy read. I was expecting laugh out loud funny from Poehler and it wasn't but it was insightful and interesting. She has lived quite the life and has a lot of beautiful advice. Young girls should be made to read this book!
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Really great book, funny, serious and heartfelt all at once. Wish the copy I received weren't so scratched up.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COOL AND FUNNY COOL AND FUNNY, WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT!
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amy Please! This was such a fun read. I could hear Amy basically reading the book to me in my head so that was awesome. I love her practical advice and hearing about just how hard she had to work to get to where she is. I paused at times to watch YouTube clips of performances she mentioned. The chapter I laughed out loud at was near the end about her boys. Read it and tell me you didn't chuckle. The best piece of advice she gives on career that is applicable to everyone is in the chapter "Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend". She makes me want a career partner in crime like Tina Fey and her chapter on how cell phones will kill us is hilarious, true and so on point with how we have a love - hate affair with our phones. They drive us crazy yet we can't get rid of them. Definitely a great read!
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very entertaining.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this book This is a great unique book.
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You have to love Amy Poehler! She is a funny woman, subtle, and humerous.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, please!! Amazing. Life-changing. Inspiring.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what I expected from Amy Poehler Amy writes about her boys, her career and her family. She briefly mentions her divorce to Will Arnett, in no specific detail. The majority of the book is her life in showbiz. My favourite part was when Amy gave a detailed intro to each member of the cast of Parks & Recreation and stated 1. Her favourite moment with this person. 2. Something we wouldn't know about that person and 3. The funniest moment on set. I thought this was a great read and it was really funny.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Amy Poehler's voice can be heard when reading the novel. I'm not a big fan of non-fiction, but this was definitely a great read. Funny, clever and honest.
Date published: 2014-11-07

– More About This Product –

Yes Please

Yes Please

by Amy Poehler

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 in

Published: October 28, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443424528

ISBN - 13: 9781443424523

From the Publisher

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. Because in a perfect world, we’d all be friends with Amy — someone who seems so fun, is full of interesting stories, tells great jokes, and offers plenty of advice and wisdom (the useful kind, not the annoying kind you didn’t ask for, anyway). 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’s hilarious and candid book. A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haiku from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers, Yes Please offers Amy’s thoughts on everything from her “too safe” childhood outside of Boston to her early days in new York City, her ideas about Hollywood and “the biz,” the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a “face for wigs.” Yes Please is a chock-full of words and wisdom to live by.

About the Author

AMY POEHLERis a writer, actress, producer, and director. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her two boys. She hopes this book will get her invited onto her hero Judge Judy’s yacht, Triumphant Lady.