Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Yes Please by Amy Poehler ****

Amy Poehler? Let me start by asserting that I've never seen Parks and Rec and have not watched SNL in decades, definitely not in Amy Poehler's demographic. That said, I loved Yes Please by Amy Poehler.

This is a show business memoir with the required name dropping (mostly of people I've barely heard of), congratulations and admirations (again those same supposedly famous folks), fulfilled prophesies, and love-at-first-sight friends-for-life. Between all this self indulgence, Poehler is funny and an insightful observer about real things like children and marriage.

Sex advice:
Don't let the kids sleep in your bed.
The worst part of being nominated for any award is that despite your best efforts, you start to want ...
People are very bad and very good. A little love goes a long way.

This is a very fast, very fun read, with color illustrations throughout. These illustrations seem to have required that heavy paper usually only used for fine art coffee table books. The resulting book is a contradiction: the physical book is very heavy, but the content is light and fluffy. I recommend the eBook for those with carpal tunnel or arthritis.

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