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Yes Please Audiobook

Yes Please

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Publisher's Summary

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy's parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

Also included? A one night only live performance at Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Hear Amy read a chapter live in front of a young and attractive Los Angeles audience.

While listening to Yes Please, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll become convinced that your phone is trying to kill you. Don't miss this collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers. Offering Amy's thoughts on everything from her "too safe" childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and "the biz", the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a "face for wigs" - Yes Please is chock-full of words, and wisdom, to live by.

©2014 Amy Poehler (P)2014 HarperCollins Canada

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    Julie Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-08-14
    Julie Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-08-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm a writer and a yoga teacher with a Masters in English Literature.

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    "Gushy and Insecure"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It never quite delivered the way I wanted it to. I'd always heard of and understood Amy Poehler as a no-bullshit kind of lady, but she spends so much time in this book talking about how hard it was to write a book and how talented all her famous friends are, you just get the sense she's not saying any of the interesting things she could be saying if she had more confidence.


    Has Yes Please turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I loved Bossypants and Girl Walks Into A Bar, and I was expecting a bit more wisdom about life to come through the comedy, like with the other books. There were moments of that, but I just felt like there was so much second guessing and repetition that it never got to a place where you really went there with her. Plus she kept saying "ambivalence" when she meant "indifference" and I wondered what her editors were doing all day.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I really liked hearing Amy's mom read her life advice and chapters. They were really funny and I thought an interesting opportunity for looking at how different life is now for women and especially mothers. Amy didn't really pick up the thread, though. She also had all these people "in the booth" with her, and it seemed like another ploy to distract people from hearing what she had to say. But she mostly just got them to read chapter titles. Hearing Patrick Stewart read her haikus was pretty awesome, though.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to see Amy write a second book where she cares less whether or not people like what she has to say. It's ironic because her extended message is to say whatever you want, do whatever you want, and be whoever you want, and she just doesn't seem to be taking her own advice. She keeps deflecting onto other people as if to avoid having to say anything she feels. I get the sense a bit of distance from her divorce and young children will put her back into her confidence and allow her to write from a more powerful place. She really was her own worst enemy in writing the book I think. I still think she's incredibly smart and funny and talented. I just wish she'd get out of her own way.

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    Rayna 06-29-16
    Rayna 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Obsessed"

    Amy Poehler is brilliant, funny and not as nice as she seems. I really really loved it and couldn't stop talking about it for days.

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    Jessica Walde 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A laugh out loud book full of wisdom. "

    Amy Pohler has given me better advice than a lot of self help guru's have. What a wise, witty kind woman.

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    Lisa 02-15-16
    Lisa 02-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exactly what I'd expect out of Amy Poehler"

    Funny, witty and wise, this audiobook didn't disappoint. Amy is hilarious and sincere; an enjoyable listen.

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    Abby 10-09-15
    Abby 10-09-15

    Four years on Audible now. Love the convenience of listening while driving, cooking, folding laundry.....

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    "Not terribly entertaining."

    I wouldn't really recommend this book. I didn't find it terribly entertaining. Occasionally mildly amusing but basically just a long progression of events that led through the steps of Amy's career.

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    Elise 07-31-15
    Elise 07-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful!"

    Excellent book. Incredibly funny, made my eyes leak at times and it was very insightful. A deeper look at the life of Amy Poehler, and all the things she is part of.

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    Catherine 06-02-15
    Catherine 06-02-15
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    "Fantastic and inspirational"

    I love hearing Amy's story in her voice and this lady has major respect now

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    Kory L Abrams 04-07-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Funny and well read"

    I enjoyed this book on my commute to work over about 10 days and was never bored.

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    Erica Brandt 03-29-15
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    "Read this book? Yes, please!"
    Would you listen to Yes Please again? Why?

    Yes. Amy Poehler is uplifting. Her story is inspiring. Her words are funny and well-said.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Amy's voice adds volumes to the story. I'm sure that the print book is a fantastic read, but to hear it in her words with all the nuances of tone and volume and pace makes the experience even more vivid. It gives you the sense that you are having a one-on-one with a mentor or close friend. It's more personal.


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    Carolaa Toronto, Canada 03-13-15
    Carolaa Toronto, Canada 03-13-15

    Carol

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    "Sweet funny and inspiring"

    What a lovely person. Great to hear her book in her own voice. This book made me love Amy poehler even more than I did before.

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