Audiobook Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

20827363Title: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Genre:  Nonfiction – Memoir
Publisher: Harper Collins
Length: 7 hours, 33 min
Format: Audiobook
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Rating – 5/5

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.

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I did it again, I listened to another audiobook! I think I’m addicted! This time I chose to listen to Yes Please written by Amy Poehler. I have had this book on my TBR list for a long time and I decided to go ahead and listen to the audiobook!

This book was exactly what I was looking for when reading a memoir from Amy Poehler. It was funny and witty while also being warm and vulnerable. Not only was it comedic but it was also full of wonderfully funny and heartwarming stories, as well as some really amazing advice on a range of topics. I laughed  while listening to it…alot. I also teared up and was just really interested in everything she had to say in this book. I loved hearing about her experiences as a woman in comedy and I, especially loved her origin story…her journey to the Amy Poehler we are all familiar with today. I learned so much about her and just fell in love with her intelligence and humor that much more! She is definitely one of my most favorite comedians.

I have to say that a huge reason I think this listening experience was amazing for me was because the audiobook was read by Amy Poehler herself so she lent her specific flair, personality and her heart to reading it to her audience. I didn’t ever feel like she was just reading off the pages of a book but rather having a conversation with me. It was awesome. I also really enjoyed that she brought in others in her life to narrate chapters or sections with like her parents and some coworkers. The specific dialogue as a result of these narrations was awesome and really amped up the experience for me! I was definitely glued to my seat listening to this, it went by pretty fast too! If you have ever wondered about Amy Poehler and her background and rise to fame, this book is definitely for you! I gave it a 5 star rating and highly recommend!

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