Yes Please pdf epub – Intimatenights.co.uk


Yes Please YES REALLY I almost gave this two stars, except it includes George Clooney and that would be a crime This book is fine It didn t charm me It actually took me about three or four days to read 288 pages, which is funny because a lot of those pages don t include any actual words she s got a ton of photocopies and inspirational signs intermixed with the text It just wasn t as fun to read as I anticipated The problem is that she spends most of the book talking about how hard it is to write a YES REALLY I almost gave this two stars, except it includes George Clooney and that would be a crime This book is fine It didn t charm me It actually took me about three or four days to read 288 pages, which is funny because a lot of those pages don t include any actual words she s got a ton of photocopies and inspirational signs intermixed with the text It just wasn t as fun to read as I anticipated The problem is that she spends most of the book talking about how hard it is to write a book, or how she struggles with her self perception, or how she doesn t like people knowing her business Incidentally, I think self perception is an extremely valuable topic for women and teenagers, but perhaps not what I was interested in reading when I picked this up Sometimes she s able to turn the I don t actually want to tell you anything about myself into a pretty funny chapter, like when she writes out the descriptions of divorce self help books she d like to write Spoiler alert she doesn t want to talk about her relationship with Will Arnett at all, which is certainly her right But this means that she skips over many of the periods of her life that I was most interested in, like the founding of UCB and her subsequent success She goes through a lot of, Then we got a bigger theater, and then a bigger one, and then I was hired at SNL For most of the book, I felt like she was skipping over the truly interesting side stories There are some anecdotes from SNL and Parks and Rec, but there are surprisingly few given how much time she s spent on both shows.Then again, back to George Clooney view spoiler On the day of the awards I simply asked George Clooney s people to check and make sure George was okay with my sitting next to him at some point during the broadcast Of course said George s people, after not asking him I knew enough not to ask them to check with George and see if it was okay to sit on his lap This was a request better saved for the last minute and in person Or better yet, when the time came, I would just sit on his lap without even asking As the old saying goes, Don t ask for permission to sit on George Clooney s lap, beg for forgiveness once you do So I sat on George s lap, and ever the pro, George asked me what kind of bit I was cooking up I told him when they cut to me in the audience after announcing my nomination for best comedy actress I was going to act totally engrossed in talking to him I told him I thought it would be funny if we were just flirting and laughing He understood immediately and handed me a glass of champagne I told him if I won there was a very good chance I would kiss him hard on the mouth He responded, That s not a bad Sunday As the camera cut to me he whispered in my ear, The thing about making movies is hide spoiler Perhaps if I d listened to this as an audiobook, I might have enjoyed itWhen I went back to read some sentences over and consciously tried to hear her voice, I definitely thought some of it was funnier But overall, I vacillated between two and three stars, and landed on three only because this is Amy Poehler s book YES, REALLY Audiobook A little non chronological memoir by famous comedian Amy Poehler A bit of everything, childhood, parents, improv beginnings, pregnancy, motherhood, divorce, sex, drugs, pudding, career, Tina, womanhood, time travel, the Biz, Parks and Recreation, SNL,SNL, and, lastly, little bits of SNL sprinkled into every other topic that you may think is not related to SNL, but somehow is.I start to think memoirs are not my thing, didn t care much for Poehler s, Fey s or Barry s I ve fo Audiobook A little non chronological memoir by famous comedian Amy Poehler A bit of everything, childhood, parents, improv beginnings, pregnancy, motherhood, divorce, sex, drugs, pudding, career, Tina, womanhood, time travel, the Biz, Parks and Recreation, SNL,SNL, and, lastly, little bits of SNL sprinkled into every other topic that you may think is not related to SNL, but somehow is.I start to think memoirs are not my thing, didn t care much for Poehler s, Fey s or Barry s I ve found them somewhat interesting, yet not really enjoyable I ve never watched SNL I know it s there, I know it s cool, I know I should watch it, but it doesn t really air over here so Anyway, I m positive this would totally hit it with any SNL fan Amy Poehler is one badass dudess, you can tell even if it is your first time hearing her, and she s probably gonna make you smile or laugh in many chapters, specially if you are fond of her.Until next time, Una peque a no cronol gica memoria de la famosa comediante Amy Poehler Un poco de todo, infancia, padres, comienzos en improvisaci n, embarazo, maternidad, divorcio, sexo, drogas, bizcochos, carrera, feminidad, Tina, viaje en el tiempo, Parks and Recreation, SNL, m s SNL, y por ltimo, pedacitos de SNL esparcidos en cualquier otro tema que uno pensar a no est relacionado con SNL, pero que de alguna forma est.Empiezo a pensar que las memorias no son lo m o, no me pareci mucho ni la de Poehler, Fey o Barry Las encontr algo interesantes, pero no realmente disfrutables Nunca vi SNL S que est ah , s que es copado, s que deber a mirarlo, pero no es que lo pasen por ac En fin, estoy seguro que esto resultar a genial para cualquier fan de SNL Amy Poehler es una tipa fant stica, lo pod s ver inclusive escuch ndola por primera vez, y probablemente te har sonreir o reir en muchos cap tulos, especialmente si es que te agrada.Hasta la pr xima, It breaks my heart to give this book one star.I love Amy Poehler In fact I love every member of that early two thousands the decade, not the century female Saturday Night Live cast ensemble Poehler, Fey, Rudolph, Dratch I often mentally include Kristen Wiig in the mix, too, because she s fantastic, but she was sort of late to the party, having joined SNL a year before Dratch and Fey left.But as I was saying, I think highly of Poehler I enjoy her comedy, her intelligence, her personality It breaks my heart to give this book one star.I love Amy Poehler In fact I love every member of that early two thousands the decade, not the century female Saturday Night Live cast ensemble Poehler, Fey, Rudolph, Dratch I often mentally include Kristen Wiig in the mix, too, because she s fantastic, but she was sort of late to the party, having joined SNL a year before Dratch and Fey left.But as I was saying, I think highly of Poehler I enjoy her comedy, her intelligence, her personality overall But I didn t like this book.To me, Yes Please readslike a scatterbrained diary than the well crafted memoir I had been hoping for Very little of the book seems to have been composed with any forethought it s as though Poehler were performing improv in lit form Except while she may be a master of the art on a stage, her improvisational talent doesn t really migrate to the written page Her stories meander along without any real segue between them, each having a very oh and by the way aspect to it Maybe it was meant to be random and incoherent but it just didn t work for me At one point in the book Poehler mentions her addiction to self googling, so in many ways I am hoping she doesn t stumble across this review because I d hate to imagine her feelings being hurt by it, so maybe it s best that no one votes for it.In other words, do what you guys normally do No, thank you.I was supposed to love this book and as I always do when I find myself super disappointed, I looked back through other reviews to see if I was alone I don t think I am alone, but no one is expressing my disappointment quite how I need it to be expressed, so I get to do that myself this time around.I just kept waiting and waiting and waiting The moment it was going to get good and awesome had to be right around the corner Soon I would get past all the filler and all the flu No, thank you.I was supposed to love this book and as I always do when I find myself super disappointed, I looked back through other reviews to see if I was alone I don t think I am alone, but no one is expressing my disappointment quite how I need it to be expressed, so I get to do that myself this time around.I just kept waiting and waiting and waiting The moment it was going to get good and awesome had to be right around the corner Soon I would get past all the filler and all the fluff and dig into the heart of the book It would be so great I was so excited And then I realized I had under fifty pages left.In the book, I waded through A lot of celebrity name droppingI never figured out if it was supposed to be ironic, sarcastic, cute I m not sure There is no way to do this that isn t obnoxious Even with a disclaimer about it being obnoxious, it is still obnoxious If you genuinely, really need to tell a story about your friend who happens to be a famous celebrity person, and they are really a part of the story, by all means, please tell it But if there is no story, or one that is only half told or glossed over There is no point A lot of filler Her parents wrote parts of it And then some other dude wrote part of it And then there was a chapter of footnotes as a joke, which was super funny back in 1990 something, but which really just take up space and make reading difficult Lists Copy pasted emails There was a lot of writing about writing a book Hey, Amy JUST DO THE THING.A lot of confusion Stories started and stopped Kindergarten, mid twenties, what Are we going back to kindergarten Did I miss something Is that thread going to be picked up again How does this connect TRANSITION SENTENCES WOULD HELP.A lot of trying to be funny and not being funny Which is weird because I think Amy is a very funny person But the book comes off as cloying, it s too much THIS IS FUNNY and not enough content It feels like trying and also not trying at the same time Maybe this book is better than I thought because that really is a momentous feat Maybe it just didn t translate well to print I don t know The highlight of the book for me was the mention of Gavin de Becker s The Gift of Fear Because that book is fantastic and true I like that Amy pointed out exactly why it is awesome and why the situation with the producer was uncomfortable she said no, he kept asking De Becker has helped me to identify these little things that feel off to me and allowed me to pinpoint why, so I appreciate this type of thing But now, I m reviewing The Gift of Fear instead of this book And if that s my main takeaway, something is wrong This was pretty good I have the paperback but I listened to it on audio She read the book herself and I love that You get all of the true feelings when they read their own work I loved looking at all of the pictures in the book as well My copy is a small paperback and it has those soft glossy pages that you love to snif And all bookaholics know what I mean I actually sat down my phone to sniff the book again while reviewing The book is set up in different sections as well I have to This was pretty good I have the paperback but I listened to it on audio She read the book herself and I love that You get all of the true feelings when they read their own work I loved looking at all of the pictures in the book as well My copy is a small paperback and it has those soft glossy pages that you love to snif And all bookaholics know what I mean I actually sat down my phone to sniff the book again while reviewing The book is set up in different sections as well I have to admit I have ne we watched Parks and Recreation but I did add it to my Netflix to see if I would like it There is this part in the book where she is talking about back in the day I was like, OMG, I should get out my old pics The eighties were a strange time for teenage fashion We wore silk blouses and shoulder pads, neon earrings and jodhpur pants Come to think of it, our pants were especially weird We also wore stirrup pants, parachute pants, and velvet knickers It was a real experimental pant time We curled our hair and sprayed it until it was crunchy and high We wore jewel tones and too much makeup With the exception of a few naturally beautiful girls who knew how to balance all of these elements, we looked ridiculous Overall, I enjoyed the book Mel Find all of my reviews at Good Christ just obtaining a library copy of this f % g book was like going on an adventure After my third trek down to the local bibliotheca, I finally had success Look at the happy You re probably asking yourself if she s such a Poehler fangirl, why didn t she just go to the B N and grab herself a copy Well, you see I am cheap Yes Please also wasn t getting real stellar ratings and reviews so I decided to err on Find all of my reviews at Good Christ just obtaining a library copy of this f % g book was like going on an adventure After my third trek down to the local bibliotheca, I finally had success Look at the happy You re probably asking yourself if she s such a Poehler fangirl, why didn t she just go to the BN and grab herself a copy Well, you see I am cheap Yes Please also wasn t getting real stellar ratings and reviews so I decided to err on the side of caution Turns out reading a synopsis can be really helpful sometimes You see, the blip pretty much lays it right out there that this is a book containing real life advice and words to live by If you re expecting another Bossy Pants or Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me , you aren t going to find it here Yeah, I know Here s some helpful advice from Amy herself It took me a loooooooonnnnnnng time like half the book to wrap my brain around the fact that the belly laughs were going to be few and far between, but once I did, I was able to enjoy Yes Please for what it wasa book of the dos and don ts successes and failures that made Amy Poehler who she is today If you re a young puppy whose experiences in the world of Poehler revolve around maybe seeing a couple of Weekend Update reruns or watching the Golden Globes, you re probably going to be super disappointed in this book and quickly realize this about Amy Poehler On the other hand, if you are a crazy fangirl who has followed her career since waaaay back in the days of the Upright Citizens Brigade and her break into fame in the comedy classic Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigalow see first.gif above like me, you re still gonna like it.Amy Poehler has been one of my imaginary BFFs for over 15 years now She s made me laugh til I criedtimes than I can count and brought constant funny to her term on SNL She was she a breakout star from her first appearance and continued to deliver until her final episode After which she left to make Parks and Recreation a show I feel will go down in the history books as one of the best of all time.Amy Poehler is who I want to be when I grow up Not only has she performed in some of the funniest skits on television she writes about this one in the book and just thinking about it made me almost wet myself Not only does she have the BEST friends in the universe Tina Fey and Seth Meyers in case you live under a bridge somewhere and not only has she totally humped Justin Timberlake on stage, but she has proved time and again that She offers simple yet awesome advice in Yes Please Stuff likeThe talking about the thing isn t the thing The doing of the thing is the thingShe reminds us all that in order to achieve success, hard work should be expected, but also realizes how lucky she was to be one of the people whose career and passion were one and the same For the rest of us who aren t so lucky, Poehler encourages us to keep listening to that little voice inside ourselves that says I like this Do this again You are good at it Yes Please was one giant love cookie so I m giving it 4 Stars while realizing it wouldthan likely receive 2 Stars max were it not written by Amy Poehler For those of you who end up not liking it, I think Amy would probably say But if you do happen to find yourselfthan a little disappointed in your feelings about Yes Please, might I recommend to drown your sorrows Leslie Knope styleAnd if that doesn t work, the surefire cure for any ailment isMORE COWBELL In Amy Poehler s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice some useful, some not so much , like when to be funny and when to be serious Powered by Amy s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by Inspired me to continue on watching Parks Rec Very much enjoyed this, and I loved how Amy brought in others to help voice some sections of the book Inspired me to continue on watching Parks Rec Very much enjoyed this, and I loved how Amy brought in others to help voice some sections of the book HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE AUDIOBOOK Amy Poehler is so genuine and awesome On the audiobook she has special guests, a live audience for the final chapter, lots of random conversation, and all sorts of extra awesomness LOVED THIS D Whelp, look for a flood of reviews coming in, cleaning out my bedroom office before I go on the road for book tour That also includes a lot of autobiographies I read as research pleasure in the last year, preparing and writing my book that I need to add to Goodreads.I had to cut myself off from reading books in this category, actually, because I started getting intimidated and comparing my structure writing to other peoples autobiography structure writing which only served to paralyze me and m Whelp, look for a flood of reviews coming in, cleaning out my bedroom office before I go on the road for book tour That also includes a lot of autobiographies I read as research pleasure in the last year, preparing and writing my book that I need to add to Goodreads.I had to cut myself off from reading books in this category, actually, because I started getting intimidated and comparing my structure writing to other peoples autobiography structure writing which only served to paralyze me and make me play video games instead of getting my own draft done So I binged a lot of books the last few months in this category because my book is done and almost out and I can now lift the comparison stuff from my thoughts Er Kinda.Amy Poehler is a goddess to me, and since her company and my company are both owned by Legendary and we re in the same building, i always have this faint hope I ll see her and bump into her somewhere and be able to say, Hey, my company is near your company, we re company buddies It hasn t happened So this book is my conduit to her, and it is a pretty great one Her life is amazing, and especially her love of improv is something I share, so reading about how she built UCB with such a cool community was inspiring How she s stuck to her guns a lot, how she got help in the writing because things were so crazy, with friends doing guest chapters and stuff I loved the variety and the pictures although the one thing I will say that s negative is this book is HEAVY It s printed on like 1000lb paper so if an intruder enters your home, look to this as a defense weapon Anyway, if you are interested in Amy then this is a book worth getting Also Her hair is entirely on point in the cover Jelly


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *