Yes Please

  • by Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Eileen Poehler, William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner
  • 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


Audible 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.


What the Critics Say

"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

Most Helpful

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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- Beccameriel

For New Yorkers only

I'm only halfway through this title and already I'm really struggling. problem is it isn't aimed at me. I'm a 50-ish Londoner; this book is aimed squarely at New Yorkers, and is based on the following 3 premises:

1: New York is the greatest place on earth
2. Saturday Night Live is the greatest comedy TV show ever made
3: Everything Amy Poehler and her chums say is thigh-slappingly funny

I'll not voice and opinion on (1) as I've only been to New York once so what do I know, but 2 & 3 are definitely questionable. The problem with SNL is that it's so insular, and is based completely on how star-spangled awesome New York is. For anyone living outside of the city you're just not included, man. Ask anyone who doesn't live in the USA or Canada about SNL and they're likely to mention Chevy Chase and John Belushi. Nobody else sees this show.

Like most comedy these days you have to be in at the start or you just won't understand the in-jokes or why certain people saying certain things gets a laugh. But on the few occasions I've caught SNL I really can't see what the big deal is about, and yet the cast are so full of themselves, forced laughter at the most mundane of comments.

And then Ms Poehler adds to the pain by trying to turn every chapter into an SNL sketch, and this falls flat almost every time. Her long drawn-out piece about her forthcoming birthing just goes on and on and on, and for some reason she thing the word 'vagina' is hilarious.

I dunno, this one just isn't aimed at me; and for the record the best TV comedy ever written is, and always will be, "Dad's Army"
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- Colin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2014
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.