Amy Poehler is one of those women that I would love to hang out with on a Friday night while drinking adult beverages and talking about the world we live in today. And I know that if I were ever to be so lucky, I would laugh so hard my sides would hurt. Like most of America I fell in love with her on Saturday nights and cheered for her when she got her own sitcom, Parks and Recreation. In her new autobiography, Yes Please, Amy shares her life with us. Starting with her childhood all the way up to the last season of Parks & Rec.
With the help of some famous friends Amy talks about her time on SNL, from her very first episode on the sketch show, which so happened to be the first episode of SNL following 9/11 to her first episode of Parks and Recreation. Seth Meyers even takes over for a chapter telling about the night Amy's oldest son was born. She talks about the funny bits she did for several years at award shows. Remember when her and fellow nominees acted like they were beauty pageant contestants? Funny stuff there. She talks about her colleagues, her friends, her marriage and divorce. She doesn't a hold a whole lot back, but it was a funny, quick book to listen to and make the commute go by a bit faster.
Bottom line, in true Amy Poehler fashion listening to her read her autobiography is fun, entertaining, informative. I have mentioned before how much I love to listen to celebrities read their own biographies and Amy Poehler is right up there with the best of them. Definitely worth the "listen."