Yes Please

Yes Please

Audiobook CD - 2014
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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.
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.
Publisher: [New York] : Harper Collins Publishers, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062350886
0062350889
Branch Call Number: CDB 792.7028 P7522Y 2014
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital,optical
7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) ; 4 3/4 in

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Uchinaguchi
Sep 27, 2017

Amy Poehler does an amazing job embedding anecdotes of wisdom into her life stories. While I'm not rich and famous, Poehler writes with sincere honesty that makes her stories relatable and approachable. While I was mesmerized with some stories, I was surprised with how Poehler was able to put words to ways I've felt but couldn't express. This makes a reader like myself more responsive to the wisdom Poehler shares based on her life experiences. Honestly, after listening to this audiobook I took a hard look at my life and thought about the effort (or lack there of) that I've put forth. Her voice is one that I trust, not to tell me what to do but to ask me to be self reflective and make decisions for myself. Her experiences are of that as a woman who doesn't want to apologize for being a woman, and those stories have the ability to embolden and empower. This book makes me want to be a self-fulfilled woman, and I'm glad I invested the time in Poehler.

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wonderfulectric
Aug 10, 2017

The main difference between this book and, say, Bossypants by Tina Fey is that you can tell that Tina Fey really *wanted* to write her tome. I love SNL, and pretty much any female that has ever graced that stage, but I failed to really connect with Amy here. I'd tried reading it before and couldnt get into it- so I took out the AudioBook and it was the same kind of deal. I just... it felt like I was listening to in-jokes with a bunch of people I didn't know (or care to know.) A real bummer, as I wanted to like it so so much

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gevin
Aug 08, 2017

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Amy Poehler’s memoir, "Yes, Please," falls short of what I had hoped for. She is charming and forthright and smart and witty. The stories about her time and growth at UCB and SNL and Parks and Rec are occasionally interesting, as are those about some of her other experiences. But the comedic and storytelling abilities she has shown in other formats didn’t translate into a book that shows them off. She’s just too rambling and disjointed here to make a whole, which would be fine if I just wanted to hang out with Poehler and hear her stories, but a memoir is more than that.

GCPL_Angela Jul 01, 2017

I really enjoyed listening to this. There's much to laugh at here, yes, but there's also a wonderful sprinkling of little nuggets of wisdom and reflection about what it means to be human. There is so much that is hopeful and thoughtful here, elevating it to much more than your average "funny memoir by a comedian" fare. I loved the reminders about the power and importance of relationships, and the parting thought that "the only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone." I identified with Amy on many levels and at times even felt a little teary-eyed as she talked about some of the bigger things in life. I also laughed out loud quite a bit. Bottom line: say "yes please" to listening to this book. You won't regret it.

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danielam11
Jun 06, 2017

This was a great book to listen to. I really enjoyed it, and made me laugh out loud a few times.

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jandt_mcmurray
Feb 24, 2017

If you like Amy Poehler, you'll like her memoir. Honest, funny (obviously), & all things in between, she covers pretty much every section of her life. Be warned: there are several references to adult content & lots of profanity. I know the content she discusses in this book is probably no secret to many middle & high school students, but I for one would not put this book in front of my minor child.

Age recommendation: 18 & over

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 7.

kernjess Feb 14, 2017

I've always thought Amy is someone I'd love to know in real life, and this memoir only further convinced me of that.
Pros (a lot): funny, sweet, emotionally touching, insightful, lots of great "behind the scenes" details about her work, very honest, profound. Also, Amy is a great reader, and she has some other fun reading guests, like Patrick Stuart!
Cons (just a few): it wasn't as funny as I thought it might be, but that's really only kind of a con because it has a lot of other qualities I didn't quite expect, like profound insights on life, love, and work.
Overall, I expected an easy listening title that would make me laugh and take my mind off of traffic. This definitely is that, but it's also a beautiful and profound confessional with a lot to say about important things like work/life balance, friendship, womanhood, motherhood, careers, and how robots will eventually kill us all :)

AL_MARYA Jan 18, 2017

If you are an Amy Poehler fan, you will enjoy her audiobook. It's mildly amusing, not laugh-out-loud funny.

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JanPruatt
Jun 28, 2016

This is a book mostly for adult readers/listeners and due to language I chose it for audiences 18 and older.

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Yonflora
Jun 26, 2016

The audiobook is read by the author which gives it a wonderful feeling of having lunch with the very talented and hilarious Amy Poehler.

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AL_MARYA Dec 22, 2016

"When you are pregnant you can get away with a lot of s@%*. Women really are at their most dangerous during this time. Your hormones are telling you that you are strong and sexy, everyone is scared of you, and you have a built-in sidekick who might come out at any minute."

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JanPruatt
Jun 28, 2016

"Strangers should be a little strange."

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JanPruatt
Jun 28, 2016

Amy Poehler, author, director, and jack-of-all trades in the world of comedy, narrates her memoir, Yes Please. Wildly funny, down-to-earth and to-the-point Amy shows all aspects of herself to her audience of readers and listeners. Yes Please is a finalist for the Prose Bowl. I liked this book and learned more about Amy who really is a new find for me.

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