Amy Poehler’s first book is full of as wide a variety of stories as you’d expect from an episode of Saturday Night Live. And just as funny to boot. Each essay (or list, or poem) is different and wonderful, full of laughs, or emotions, or advice, or something else entirely.
Part of the fun of Yes Please is its variety – sometimes like a diary entry, sometimes like reminiscing about a fond memory, and sometimes like a matter of fact pep talk from a friend with only your best interests at heart. Poehler’s writing is conversational and warm, and – as you’d imagine – full of impeccably timed jokes and comedic observations. Highly recommended to those who love comedy, particularly if you loved books like Bossypants by Tina Fey, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (AndOther Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, and Girl Walks Into a Bar… by Rachel Dratch.