Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

November 30, 2015 2015 Review Challenge, 2015 Try Anything Once Challenge, Audiobook, Book Review, Non- Fiction, slice of life 0 DNF

Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler DNF
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Published by HarperAudio on October 28, 2014
Genres: AutoBiography, Comedy, Nonfiction
Format: Audiobook
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes
Narrated by Amy Poehler
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Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy's parents—Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

Also included? A one night only live performance at Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Hear Amy read a chapter live in front of a young and attractive Los Angeles audience.

While listening to Yes Please, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll become convinced that your phone is trying to kill you. Don't miss this collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers. Offering Amy's thoughts on everything from her "too safe" childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and "the biz," the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a "face for wigs"—Yes Please is chock-full of words, and wisdom, to live by.

I’ve seen a lot of Amy Poehler. I used to watch her on Saturday Night Live (SNL) as well as Parks & Recreation. I can’t say that I’ve found Amy Poehler to be particularly funny…but I enjoy comedy to the point that I can watch it without laughing and still be entertained. So when I received Yes Please for free via (the now defunct) Ford Audio Bookclub, I was pretty excited.

Then I started reading it. O_O

Amy Poehler spends a lot of time trying to convince the reader that she’s pretty normal. Amy Poehler is just like everybody else. Except rich and famous. Amy Poehler spends so much time trying to convince the reader that she’s just the funny girl next door. And she managed to convience me. Sadly, I have no interest in the boring life of the boring girl next door. Even if she’s slightly funny.

Gosh. Yes Please bored the pure shit out of me. I didn’t really laugh a lot…and at 2 hours into the 7.5 hour book…I realized that the most interesting thing I found in Yes Please was the various other narrators that popped in and out. Kathleen Turner, Patrick Stewart (swoon), etc. I did see that there’s supposed to be some standup near the end of the recording – I’m going to see about skipping to the ending to listen to that. I love stand up comedy.

So, this is a DNF. Amy, I found I hardly knew you. But that’s ok…mystery can be sexy.

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