Editor reviews

Hilarious in its delivery and stunning in its honesty, best-selling Yes Please is the much-anticipated biographical audiobook by American comedy queen Amy Poehler who narrates through her book with a cast of superstar guest appearances. Poehler will share intimate memories of her life and her rise to stardom, along with charming advice and delightful life lessons guaranteed to provoke side-stitching laughter. You will hear Poehler as she truly is – a comedian, actress, mother, daughter, lover and eternally likeable woman leaving a legacy behind her. Available now from Audible.
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Summary

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).
Powered by Amy's charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, and including a star-studded guest list of vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy's parents Yes Please is chock-full of words, and wisdom, to live by.
©2014 Amy Poeher (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers US
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Critic reviews

"Life advise, personal anecdotes and a touch of sex all beautifully handled by the warmest US comedy goddess. Actually adorable." ( Grazia)
"The SNL behind-the-scenes stuff is gold" ( Glamour)
"We love Amy Poehler" ( Red)
"Our favourite agony aunt. Expect witty, real-life advice" ( Vogue)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beccameriel on 20-11-14

Amy is my queen

I love, adore and worship Amy Poehler so have been waiting for this audiobook excitedly ever since it was announced. Of course, I wasn't disappointed. Of course I wasn't. Amy would never disappoint me.

Opinionated, sometimes angry, not always "nice" and always hilarious. It's refreshing that she is never self deprecating in order to be likeable. Amy is open about her ambition and hard work and I like her all the more for it.

Does Amy do a good job of narrating her own book? Are you kidding me? From her specially built recording booth by Mt Rushmore, she is awesome and the guest voices are AMAZING. I do appreciate it when the audio version of a book has added value from the print version. It wouldn't be the same without Patrick Stewart reciting haiku or Kathleen Turner as the evil voice in your head putting you down.

The stuff about Parks and Rec is great but if you haven't watched it all, there are some spoilers.

In case you didn't get the message, I really, really, really, really liked this book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Laura Chambers on 07-06-15

Not the giggle fest I thought it would be...

What would have made Yes Please better?

More structure and more laughs! She did actually pre warn that there would be many random tales, but halfway through one story she would digress onto another and I find myself getting quite annoyed with this. Also I expected Amy to have talked through more of her journey to becoming a Saturday Night Live performer, but it didn't go much detail at all. I had expected it to be laugh out loud hilarious in places but I just didn't find the selected memories all that funny either!

Has Yes Please put you off other books in this genre?

No, I have enjoyed several memoirs and autobiographies, this one just didn't hit the right note with me.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

As it's a memoir Amy is the main feature in the audiobook, but it was good to hear snippets of Will Ferrell in his Saturday Night Live days.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Amy Poehler's narration of the book is perfect - which makes sense as she's the author, but even so it's very engaging. I also enjoyed the guest speakers which added an extra dimension for Audiobook listeners.

Any additional comments?

I don't think that this is neccessarilly a bad book, my low score just reflects that it didn't meet my expectations for what it would be. It's not side splitting hilarious and doesn't give an insider look into Amy's life, it's simply a collection of random tales and thoughts.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jo on 03-05-15

Tina Fey did it better

What would have made Yes Please better?

Couldn't finish this. This is Bossy Pants delivered through amateur theatre Jazz Hands. Impossible NOT to compare to Bossy Pants by Tina Fey, which is an excellent read. Amy's stories are ho-hum, the delivery cheesy.

Has Yes Please turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-03-18

love it!

loved it. loved that amy read it herself. loved the stories about career and love

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