Thursday, May 14, 2015

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

In case you didn't know Amy Poehler is a writer, actress, producer, and director. She is also super funny. This book a collection of awesomeness in a kind of memoir format. It's pretty darn cool.

I do love a good comedy movie and television show so I have seen her work a few times, but I didn't really get a feel for the woman behind the humour. It wasn't until I saw the show Parks and Recreation that everything changed for me.

Honestly, a woman who can act out and bring so much life and love to a character like Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation deserves a whole lot more of our attention. I could go on and extol
the love I have for that show but we would be here for a looooong time. (Please go watch it if you haven't seen it. It's worth it I promise!)

Now, if you are at all interested in this book please PLEASE go to the store and simply open it and flip through it. I will not elaborate, but you will immediately understand why you need this book in your life. Seriously.

She is hilarious and brilliant and funny and smart and wise and perfect and awesome all wrapped up into this special great person that just makes her one of a kind. I loved her writing. It felt like she was sitting there talking instead of writing. I really enjoyed it.

There were quite a few different quotes I've written down and since I read this over a period of a couple weeks (I needed to leave some for later, didn't want to finish it too soon) I found myself bringing up bits and pieces, even reading some out loud to my guy.

Recommendation: Read it. You will laugh, you will enjoy it, you will come to know so much more about this woman, the world of comedy, improv, and life.

Thank you for reading!


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