Audio Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Audio Review: Yes Please by Amy PoehlerYes Please by Amy Poehler
Published by HarperAudio on 10/28/2014
Genres: Adult, Humor, Non Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible

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.

Although I try to read pretty eclectically, sometimes I get on a kick and read the same genre over and over. That’s how I have been recently. I really needed to change things up a bit, so I decided to listen to Yes Please By Amy Poehler via audiobook, and it was exactly what I needed.

Amy Poehler narrates her book, with fun guest appearances from other famous people like Carol Burnet, Seth Meyers, Patrick Stewart and Kathleen Turner. But for the most part, it is narrated by Amy herself which makes perfect sense since Yes Please is about her life.

I really loved learning about Amy Poehler’s life. She had lots of funny stories, but she also had some really insightful things to say. I especially loved her thoughts on what it’s like to apologize from your heart versus apologizing from your brain. This really got me thinking about how I apologize, and it’s usually from the brain. I think that’s natural. But I also think it’s pretty amazing when we can apologize from the heart.

I really loved hearing about Amy’s life working on Parks and Rec, and on SNL. And it was so much fun hearing about her relationship with Tina Fey, and their experience hosting the Golden Globes. I also love how much Amy talks about how she got where she is today because of her friends. How we all need people to lean on. I think that’s pretty awesome.

Of course this book is funny. I laughed a lot, and I expected to. I also reflected a lot, which is always a good thing. If you’re looking for something to change thing up a bit, try Yes Please. It basically has something for everyone.


12 Responses to “Audio Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler”

  1. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

    I really want to listen to this on audiobook – although I’m waiting on another autobiography on audio to get to me, and then I’ll be ready to request this one! I’m so happy you enjoyed it – I would have expected no less from Amy! 🙂 She seems like such a nice, genuine and hilarious person!

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I loved this one too and for pretty much the same reasons you listed. I think these types of books work better in audio. I read Bossypants a year or two ago and liked it okay but I liked it so much more when I listened to the audio version a few months ago. So glad you enjoyed this one!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I agree, I think they work better in Audio. I listened to Bossypants and loved it, but I don’t know if I would have felt the same way if I had read the print version.

  3. Krystianna

    I’m so glad to see that you enjoyed this one! I want to check it out so badly.. I loved Amy in Parks & Recreation and I think it would be awesome to read something by Amy Poehler. 🙂 Great review!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    I love Amy Poehler so I have to try this. I’m usually not into memoirs (or nonfiction in general), but I think this is worth the change. And audio has to be the way to go with her!

  5. Chrystal

    I think listening to the audiobook version versus reading the print copy was the best way to go too. I loved it! It was so great to listen to it being narrated by Amy.

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