Amy Poehler is a writer, actress, producer, and director who is known for her years on Saturday Night Live, her starring role as Leslie Knope on the beloved series Parks and Recreation, as the voice of Joy in Pixar's Inside Out, and for being third runner-up for Most Casual in her high-school yearbook. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her two boys. She hopes this book will get her invited for lunch on a fancy yacht with her hero Judge Judy. She is dressed and ready.
"Yes Please delivers what it should: life lessons and
vicarious thrills...the book is largely a portrait of confidence.
Reading it, some of it rubs off on us."--New Yorker
"[Yes Please] is honest words of wisdom within a joyous story structure."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Delightful...Poehler is frank and funny throughout [Yes Please], as is her nature, but her writing unearths a wise narrator who's seen some of the worst of life and come out the other side unscathed...Can we get more from Amy Poehler? Yes, seriously, please."--Newsweek
"Demonstrates the skill of this excellent comic actress, a funny woman who roots hilarity in specifics."--Washington Post
"Yes Please is a great story...because it is self-damning and hopeful at the same time."--Los Angeles Times
"Yes Please isn't a scan of the comedic brain so much as it is something far better---the full exposure of Poehler's funny and very magnanimous heart.--Elle
"Yes Please veers between reminiscing and philosophizing. Poehler had developed some principles over the years and shares them in usually funny fashion."--Chicago Sun-Times