Belinda’s Book Nook Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler


Title: Yes Please
Author: Amy Poehler
Copyright: October 28th 2014
Genre: non-fiction, autobiography
Format: audio book

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 is full of words to live by.

Amy narrates the book along with a large all-star guest narrators: Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Eileen Poehler, William Poehle, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner

My Thoughts:

As usual, I seek out audio books that don’t require me to focus too much because I often listen while I work or cook. I had been hearing a lot of people say they liked this book by Amy Poehler. You might remember her from SNL or in Parks and Recreation on television of which is she is also the writer.

I really enjoyed her narrating her own book. She was really witty and her all-star guest voice talents were a pleasure to listen to as well. It was really  sweet listening to her and Seth  Meyers banter and reminiscing of their time on SNL.  It was a real treat hearing Patrick Stewarts voice, of course I kept thinking of Star Trek or X-Men when I hear him.

She told her story and it was nice to hear a story of an ordinary person that found her way to success. She is originally from Burlington, Massachusetts  which also made it fun to hear her talk about local places. She also had a lot of “local” jokes that made me laugh.

I think she had some nice messages to share and also was honest about her own personal struggles while working in the business.  I didn’t realize how much more she has accomplished beyond comedy and it is great to hear about another successful female writer and producer. I am more familiar more with Tina Fey’s success and very pleased to see how successful  they have become.

I am not sure how the book would be. I enjoyed the voices and can’t imagine the book is identical to the audio book. I would be curious.

Overall, I thought it was a fun audio book to listen to. She kept it moving and the guests were funny too.

I think I would give this 3 butterflies.

Happy reading!




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