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- By: Amy Poehler
- Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
- Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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.
Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave
- By JD on 12-02-14
'A Whiney and Boring Mess'
Would you try another book from Amy Poehler and/or the narrators?
If she narrated and didn't write it, absolutely. She's an incredible voice-actress.
Has Yes Please turned you off from other books in this genre?
Not at all!
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
Miss Poehler is so so talented and funny, but "Yes Please" might be the whiniest book I've ever read. She complains no less than a dozen times how "hard it is to write a book" and "how busy she is". The book is a shallow, indulgent, wandering narrative that sort-of tells me what shaped Miss Poehler as a person. But after listening to her own performance of her own book, I was utterly bored. She gave no real insights into her personal motivations, her improv career, or anything that helped me connect with her as an author.Worse, she has the nerve (I guess?) to bring in "guest-speakers" to talk about how amazing it is to work with Amy Poehler! Ridiculous.I hate to say it, but I used to absolutely adore Amy Poehler. Upright Citizens Brigade changed my life. But this book made me lose almost all the respect I had for her.
What character would you cut from Yes Please?
Any additional comments?
"No, thank you."
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