Slightly Disappointed Book Review of Yes Please!

a_560x0Amy Poehler is one of the funniest women on Earth, and so I picked up her autobiography Yes Please! despite the fact that I am not a great reader of non-fiction. But I spent a few reasonably pleasant hours listening to her narrate her own stories on audio.

There are a few good moments – notably when Poehler is genuine and talks about things that really matter to her.  My favourite parts were when she talks about the pain of giving an apology that had been deserved several years before, and of course, when she talks about the brilliant TV series, Parks and Recreation.  But it feels like Poehler is treading water here – writing a book for the sake of writing a book.  There is no passion and no driving sense of purpose.  Just a few vaguely amusing stories, many of which have already faded a little into the background.  A bit disappointing.

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