A Brief Review


I have finished a few books that didn’t get reviewed on Impulse to Wander, and I’m here to change that today. New year, new resolutions, right? I’m excited to write about the book I just finished because it was fascinating on multiple levels. Yes Please by Amy Poehler has been something I’ve been looking forward to reading for a while. When I heard Tina Fey wrote a book, I had two simultaneous thoughts:

“I HAVE to read that.”
“I can’t wait to read Amy’s…”

Needless to say, it was worth the wait. She’s an admirable person because she worked so hard to make her dreams into a reality. She’s worth looking up to because she’s honest and unapologetic about it. I loved learning about her through her childhood stories, early comedy struggles and SNL memories. I especially loved the chapters on Parks and Recreation because it’s the latest thing she’s done (aside from the Golden Globes) that I have adored. What really stood out to me were the little nuggets of wisdom she snuck in throughout the book. She’s learned a lot in her 40-something years and shares some of the important lessons she’s picked up along the way.

Other people are not medicine.
Everybody is scared most of the time.
Nobody looks stupid when they are having fun.

Amy covers everything from her divorce (very briefly) to her magical friendship with Seth Meyers, from sex advice to the things she learned on mushrooms. I learned about her family, and the chapter about her two boys almost made me cry. It was as if she was jumping out of her skin to explain one thing: “I love my boys so much I fear my heart will explode. I wonder if this love will crack open my chest and split me in half. It is scary, this love.”

Read this! It was hilarious, entertaining and at times extremely inspiring. It’s full of wisdom and laugh out loud moments. Have I given you enough reasons to pick it up?

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