#1 Globe and Mail Bestseller
A Globe Best Book of the Year
A smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read from one of our most beloved funny folk.
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. 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 Poehler’s hilarious and candid book.
A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haiku, Yes Please took the world by storm, going straight to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and dominating lists on both sides of the border for over 17 weeksincluding multiple weeks at #1 on the Globe and Mail bestseller list. Widely acclaimed as one of the best books of the year, Yes Please cemented Amy Poehler’s place in our hearts as one of our most beloved entertainers, and in our minds as a sharp, insightful, and provocative writer. Oh, and did we mention hilarious? Truly hilarious.
Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Honest, personal, real, and righteous, Yes Please is full of words to live by.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Writing is Hard: A Preface ix
Instructions for How to Use This Book xvii
Part 1 Say Whatever You Want
How I Fell in Love with Improv: Boston 3
Plain Girl vs. the Demon 15
Laughing to Crying to Laughing 29
The Day I Was Born 57
Sorry, Sorry, Sorry 65
My Books on Divorce 87
Talk to Yourself Like You're Ninety 97
Part 2 Do
How I Fell in Love with Improv: Chicago 107
The Russians Are Coming 121
Humping Justin Timberlake 135
Every Mother Needs a Wife 149
My World-Famous Sex Advice 153
Gimme That Pudding 157
Bad Sleeper 171
Part 3 Be Whoever You Are
How I Fell in Love with Improv: New York 185
Parents Just Do Understand 201
Don't Forget to Tip Your Waitresses 207
Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend 217
Partner in Crime 229
I'm So Proud of You 233
Let's Build a Park 245
Things They Don't Tell You About the Biz 271
Time Travel 279
Obligatory Drug Stories, or Lessons I Learned on Mushrooms 287
My Boys 299
The Robots Will Kill Us All: A Conclusion 313