Throwback Thursday: Yes Please, by Amy Poehler


This is a Throwback Thursday Book review of Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please.

I read it in December, in Antigua… hence the delicious sand & incredible lighting in the photo above.

This was my first real book in a long time and it felt so good to hold. But, on a Kindle you have a night time reading light built in and you can look up word definitions with a tap of your finger. When I have a real book, my Kindle habits are still very there, so I look like an ape trying to tap a word on a paper page, then furrowing my brow like “huh?”, then shaking my head and rolling my eyes at myself. Plus, I read 4 Kindle books on that trip and they didn’t weigh down my suitcase at all. Pros & cons.

Anyways, on to the book…

Loved it! But I was a little shocked. I guess being BFF’s with Tina Fey, I thought Amy’s book would be a lot like Bossy Pants. My bad. It wasn’t at all.

Of course it was funny, and it’s so cool hearing about the filming and production of Parks & Rec (which I still need to fully watch), but it’s also so much about her life. No duh, it’s a biography… but… I guess I was just shocked how heartfelt it was. The way she talks about her sons and her (SPOILER ALERT!) split from Will Arnett. <— They split years ago, but I didn’t know until I read the book, so it’s not actually a spoiler.

When a friend asked me what I thought of it I said, “I loved it, it wasn’t as funny as I thought, but it’s still funny, I feel like I know her now and I love her more than I did before.”

I guess that sums it up. It’s a good read, especially for the beach!

Right now I’m finishing up a cop thriller, that’s meh. Actually it’s kinda creepy. It’s called My Sister’s Grave.

I just bought 5 Weeks In the Amazon, written by Sean Hayes (he’s from my hometown) so I can’t wait to get into that. I’ve heard good things!

Whenever I post a book review or book recommendation, I don’t like to dissect the plot, characters and get all into it and insightful. I just want someone to find their next good book. That’s it. I’m not trying to be the next Cliff Notes

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