Listening to the audiobook of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please exceeds expectations. To hear the comedic build-up, delivery, and nuance of each joke she lands is a joy. Poehler tells us writing is hard and she is trying to lower expectations so when it turns out well we are impressed. However, there is no need to try and fool the reader; the writing is crisp, witty, hilarious, and often soul-searching. Yes Please showcases the hard work, time, and dedication Poehler puts into her comedy.
This is not only a memoir; it is an exploration of a life in and outside the spotlight. I expected to enjoy this experience, but instead I loved it. You will find inspiration, laughter, joy, and a piece of yourself in Yes Please.