Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler


Goodreads Synopsis: In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.

Date Published: October 28, 2014

Rating: 4 stars

I really enjoyed this. I went into this without really knowing anything about Amy. I’ve never seen Parks & Rec and I know she’s in movies and such but I don’t think I’ve seen any. I’m slowly becoming less of a movie and tv person as I get older, I just don’t have the time to invest. ( I will watch SUPERNATURAL forever.)

There was something about this that made me feel better about getting older. I’m almost 30 and sometimes you just feel like life is going to stay the same forever but that’s really not the case, it never is. I also adored all the parts about her kids. Being a mom is tough and to me reading about other moms and what they go through makes me feel better about being a mom myself. Knowing your not alone is important.

The advice from her mom and dad is one of my favorite parts. When you’re a kid you like to think your parents don’t actually know what they’re talking about but as you grow up you start to realize that just maybe they know a thing or two.

Memoirs just make me want to own them all and highlight my favorite passages in them. But this is a library books so here are some of those.

“The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are.”

“Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won’t rain forever. You just have to sit down and watch it pour outside and then peek your head out when it looks dry.”

“When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows. You laugh hard every day. You think about the future and read about global warming. You realize how nice it feels to care about someone else more than yourself. And gradually, through this heart-heavy openness and these fresh eyes, you start to see the world a little more. Maybe you start to care a teeny tiny bit more about what happens to everyone in it.”

Amy tells the story of her life and career, and in the process gives some really good advice. We learn not only through our own experiences but through other peoples as well. This made me laugh, smile and get a little teary eyed in a few spots. Life is messy but totally worth it.

❤ Lorryn


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