“Yes Please” Review
Professional funny lady Amy Poehler recently published her memoir “Yes Please.” Her book recounts her life in an entertaining, heartwarming, and surprisingly informative way.
In this book, Poehler exposed herself in a way that makes the reader feel like they know the Real Amy Poehler. It’s smart and matter of fact. She’s wise, but not in an intimidating and isolating way. It’s intimate but in a relatable way. She’s undeniably human. It reads more like a conversation with a favorite aunt than a book written by a distant celebrity.
Poehler spins tales of her childhood in a way that makes the reader feel nostalgic about things that have never happened to them. She writes so passionately about comedy and improv, she’ll have everyone questioning their profession of choice. She writes fondly about friendships and tenderly about having children. She writes about the importance of hard work. She generously bestows that knowledge about everything from apologizing to time travel unto the reader in a witty and entertaining way.
“Yes Please” will provide the reader with an abundance of laughs and no shortages of things to reflect on. Overall it’s a great read that everyone is sure to gain something from. Five out of five stars for this memoir available at Target and Barnes and Nobles for $28.99 (hardcover) and on iBooks and Kindle for $12.99.
By Sienna Mata