I love Amy Poehler. Every since seeing her in Baby Mama and then later in Parks and Recreation, I’ve been thoroughly entertained and impressed by her comedic energy. I was so excited when I learned that she had an autobiography coming out that I put my name on the holds list immediately.
I knew I wanted to read more about her after learning of her work with Smart Girls at the Party! a website that encourages young women to be active in the world. Their motto, “Change the world by being yourself” speaks volumes about the web series. The videos share advice, stories, music, and inspiration from strong, successful women. It’s a great message, and a wonderful avenue to find strong, female role models.
Yes Please is Amy’s take on her life so far, and she’s come a long way. Through a series of interestingly named chapters (e.g. “Nothing is Anyone’s Business,” “Nobody Looks Stupid When They’re Having Fun”, and “Sometimes I Worry That Not Enough People Hate Me”) Amy gives insights into her life. From her Burlington, Massachusetts beginnings to crazy name-dropping stories; Amy amuses, surprises, and offers tidbits of wisdom. The format is relaxed. She has stories, letters, essays, poems, scripts, and chapters written by other comedians (such as Seth Meyers). It makes for an fun and easy read.
Her mix of humour, intelligence and encouragement are a breath of fresh air from a traditional autobiography and makes Yes Please my favourite New York Times Bestseller yet! Check out a copy of Yes Please or any of our DVDs featuring Amy Poehler. She won’t disappoint.