January Book Club: Yes, Please

December 10, 2014


I don’t know about you, but I finished The Nesting Place and am ready to move on to the next book! If you’re still reading The Nesting Place, feel free to take your time—I won’t post my reflections until the end of the month. But for those of you who are eager and ready for another book to read together, I hope you’ll join me in reading Yes Please by Amy Poehler.

My friend Karen bought it for me this year as part of a book exchange and I’m so excited to get started. Here’s a little summary from the back cover…

In a perfect world . . .

We’d get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods. Because in a perfect world, we’d all be friends with Amy—someone who seems so fun, is full of interesting stories, tells great jokes, and offers plenty of advice and wisdom (the useful kind, not the annoying kind you didn’t ask for, anyway). Unfortunately, between her Golden Globe-winning role on Parks and Recreation, work as a producer and director, place as one of the most beloved SNL alumni and cofounder of the Upright Citizens’ Brigade, involvement with the website Smart Girls at the Party, frequent turns as acting double for Meryl Streep, and her other gig as the mom of two young sons, she’s not available for movie night.

Luckily we have the next best thing: Yes Please, Amy’s hilarious and candid book. A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers, Yes Please offers Amy’s thoughts on everything from her “too safe” childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and “the biz,” the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a “face for wigs.” Yes Please is chock-full of words and wisdom to live by.

After reading (and loving) both Tina Fey‘s and Mindy Kaling‘s memoirs, I’m thinking this is going to be a winner for me!

Who’s in?

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  • Reply Mary Beth December 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm


  • Reply Lauren December 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I’m in! I’m already 3/4 the way through, but i’ll read it again I love it that much!

  • Reply Stephanie @ The Insouciant Sophisticate December 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I have this on hold at the library so we’ll see when it comes in-I loved Fey’s and Kaling’s books too so I have high hopes for this one!

  • Reply Alys | A Girl Who Reads December 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Brilliant choice! I just grabbed myself a copy and cannot wait to read it

  • Reply Karina Casillas December 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Totally in! :D

    Love, Karina

  • Reply Cheryl Kozachenko December 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

    yeah! I got this book for christmas! Can’t wait to dive in!

  • Reply Kate Gary Bourne December 30, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I’m in!

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