Amy Poehler’s Yes Please is as amazing as you would expect. It is in the same vein as Bossypants by Tina Fey and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, two books that I absolutely loved, but it is more honest and vulnerable. She talks about everything you really want to hear, what it was like backstage at SNL, behind the scenes stories about Parks and Recreation, and her version of how her and Tina Fey became best friends. She also talks about some more painful times in her life, like her divorce from Will Arnett. She is not afraid to get deeply personal and expose every dark area in her life, but even while she is letting you see all the skeletons in her closet, it is with humor and grace.
I want to repeat some of those stories to you know, but as I am completely opposed to spoiling a book that I am telling you to read, I will refrain. I will tell you, once again, get the audiobook version. Here’s why. Amy Poehler is funnier than you are. She reading the book to you is funnier than you reading the book to you. Moreover, in this particular audiobook, she brings in special guests, like Seth Meyers, Kathleen Turner, and her own parents to read parts of the book. All of whom read the book better than you would. And there is added banter between Amy and Seth that you do not want to miss out on. The book is a fantastic read. If you are in a good place in your own life or a bad one, listening to Amy Poehler tell you about all her ups and downs, career highs and lows, will not only brighten your day, but inspire you to become your best self.