Amy Poehler wasn’t always America’s favorite aggressively positive city councilwoman Leslie Knope on television’s Parks and Recreation. Nor was she born into the role of writer, performer, and all-around comedy goddess on Saturday Night Live. It was no accident that she co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and starred in the Upright Citizens Brigade television show on Comedy Central. Amy Poehler has been working nonstop for decades to get into your brain and, with her whip-smart comic sensibility and her “yes please” attitude, she’s going to stay right on top for the foreseeable future. Yes Please is Amy Poehler’s memoir of the tireless work, unforgiving rejection, and ludicrous ecstasy that transformed a curious Massachusetts girl into the ensign of hilarity and cool she is today. Nominally an autobiography, Yes Please is nevertheless confettied with bizarre new aphorisms and straight-up advice for use in the home or at the office. The essays contained within are touching, uncomfortable, wise, and, above all, hilarious.
Join the Stand Up Sit Down Book Club on Monday November 30th at 8:00 p.m. in the cafe at BookPeople to discuss Yes Please by the invincible Amy Poehler. The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club meets on the last Monday of every month to talk about comedy, memoirs, and comedy memoirs. Swing by this Monday to share your favorite jokes, japes, and jests, and – remember – the Stand Up Sit Down Book Club is a safe space to unveil pictures of your creepy shrine to Amy Poehler.
- Steve(n) W.
One last thing: We have SPECIAL VINYL EDITONS of Yes, Please in-store right now! Hurry up and grab a one of these limited edition records, which include readings from Carol Burnette, Seth Meyers and more!