Mar 2, 2015

Yes Please | Amy Poehler

If you don't know yet, I absolutely love and adore Amy Poehler. I fell in love with her when I saw the movie Baby Mama, and that love grew exponentially when Parks & Recreation came out. So when I heard that Amy released a book, I squealed and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. And for Christmas I got a signed copy. 

Yes Please is everything I expected it to be, and so much more. Instead of summarizing the entire book for you, because if we're honest I'm not very good at summarizing, I'm just going to make a list of my favorite parts and what I loved most. And the bad parts? Well, there wasn't really any. Shall we begin?

  • I have a signed copy. And knowing Amy has touched my book is pretty freaking amazing.

  • Although she talks about serious topics she always throws in her famous sense of humor and it doesn't seem fake or forced. It's as if you're best friend were talking to you.

  • Talking about serious topics, Amy speaks of apologizing and it's one of my favorite chapters. She states that she's a person that's always saying sorry, and I can definitely relate. But it was the situation she was in, when she knew she did something wrong and couldn't admit it, but had finally apologized. I would recommend everyone to read the book, just for this chapter.

  • The big TEXT. It kind of gave you a feel of what was to come and they were like little friendly reminders, or friendly jabs.

  • Reasons We Cry On an Airplane. Titles for a series of divorce books.. Taglines for the inevitable Human Centipede 4 movie. So many lists! I absolutely love lists, and she had the greatest ones in the book.

  • It had such a personal feel. I understand it's memoir and it's supposed to, but she had pictures "taped" onto the pages, she had scanned poems and notes when she was a child into the book. It's as if a friend was showing you her childhood pictures and talking about them.

  • Parks & Recreation! I absolutely love that show, and if you haven't seen it you definitely should. But Amy talks about it, and she goes so in depth about it, and I got this whole different viewpoint of it and I love it so much more now.

  • Amy speaks of social anxiety, and anxiety. Briefly, but it's there. And it's something I know many people can relate to, including myself. And knowing that she deals with it, it's nice to know that the person you look up too has the same struggles you do so you can relate even more to that person and take from their experience with it. 

  • And finally, Seth and Tina. I absolutely love them both. Seth Meyers wrote a chapter for her, and you can definitely feel the love they have for each other. Tina Fey didn't write a chapter, but Amy basically dedicates a whole chapter for her. And throughout the novel she always mentions them. Finding best friends like that is so great, and you can feel how much she loves them and feels for them. 

I know this post got a bit lengthy, but please do yourself a favor and read it. Amy Poehler is hilarious, kind, sincere, and everything you want in a best friend. And that's exactly how she wrote her book, as if she were talking to a close friend. 

| Kristine |

* Yes, I do call Amy by her first name. We're basically best friends. (Sassy Girl Emoji Here)
** Yes, I do only have my pinky finger painted, I was trying to figure out what nail polish I wanted to put on :)

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