I love Amy Poehler’s comedy, and I couldn’t wait for a library copy of her new book so I picked it up at Chapters (hey, it was 40% off!)
“Yes Please” kept me interested and turning the pages, and I read it over two days. I always love celeb memoirs, as I feel like I’m spending that time sitting in a room with someone I “know” (in this case from movies and TV).
The nosy part of me was disappointed that Amy didn’t share more about her marriage to and divorce from actor Will Arnett, but I do have to admire her for only making positive references to the father of her sons.
While I think she may have been a little wild to be my friend earlier in life (she includes “Obligatory Drug Stories”) I certainly got a lot of laughs from her memories, and appreciated the inside look into the world of comedy.
Some of my favourite lines:
“Decide what your currency is early. Let go of what you will never have. People who do this are happier and sexier.”
“I think middle age begins once you start looking forward to eating dinner before six thirty…” (which for me means I went over the hill at 25).
“As the old saying goes, ‘Don’t ask for permission to sit on George Clooney’s lap, beg for forgiveness once you do.'”
“I learned that how a person treats their waitress is a great indication of their character.”
Pick up your copy today…or ask to borrow mine; I’m done with it!