Yes Please

Amy Poehler's book Yes Please left me wanting more. | A book review from Newbery and Beyond

I finally got my hands on Amy Poehler’s book, after two months of waiting on my library request list. I had heard great things about it from friends and fellow book bloggers, and I couldn’t wait to read it. But when I finally brought it home… It just wasn’t as wonderful as I thought it would be.

Amy is painfully honest about the ups and downs she has experienced, about the mistakes and poor choices she has made, and sometimes that painful honesty made me squirm. I get secondhand embarrassment for other people, and I definitely felt some of that during this book.

Another problem I had with the book was that it was not really a collection of essays (as is my favorite funny celebrity memoir, Bossypants), but rather a collection of just about everything. Some are stories, some are advice, and I never got a clear direction as to what Amy was attempting to do through her book.

The best part about this book was definitely the quick overview of the cast of Parks and Rec, which I found funny and interesting, since I’m fairly familiar with the show. Still, one enjoyable part couldn’t rescue this book for me, so I’ll leave it to those who really enjoyed it.

Rating: Good but Forgettable

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