Audiobook Love: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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When I wrote yesterday’s post, I was still up in the air about my next audiobook. And then, for some reason, I decided to give Amy Poehler’s Yes Please a try.

And I’m really glad I did!

I finished it today, while I was working – my brain is a little too used to multi-tasking and there are certain, more mechanical parts of indexing during which I can listen to an audiobook or a podcast.

(I think those more mechanical parts of indexing are what drive me nuts, actually).

Honestly, I can’t imagine reading this book in print. It’s a book that’s meant to be in audio. I mean, really! In the audio version, there’s a star-studded line-up of guest narrators.

Carol Burnett. Seth Meyers. Michael Schur. Patrick Stewart. Kathleen Turner.


Even Poehler’s mom and dad, Eileen and William Poehler, make a guest narration appearance.

So here’s the thing. I’m not really big on current pop culture. I like to wait until long after a hit show’s come and gone and, you know, binge watch all the seasons when it comes to Netflix (have you noticed how it’s far less time-consuming to binge watch a TV show than it is to binge read a book series?). So I’ve never even seen Poehler on Parks and Recreation. Or on Saturday Night Live, for that matter. No, not even the Palin rap.

And guess what? I still loved Yes Please. Because Poehler is funny, personable, nice (even when she’s not, if you know what I mean – we are talking comedy, after all) and ultimately there is a certain authenticity about her words that I really enjoyed.

My recommendation? It’s worth that Audible credit. And more.

6 thoughts on “Audiobook Love: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

  1. Bernadette

    I might be even less up with the zeitgeist than you :) I certainly don’t know those two shows you mention cos we don’t even have netflix so I have to buy any shows I binge watch or illegally download them and I don’t like doing that (morbid fear of prison). But it’s good to know of books that really make use of the audio format so I have added this to my audible wishlist. Thanks.

  2. Ti

    I do think that Poehler is a class act as far as comedians go. She’s funny but she seems to know when enough is a enough too.

    I think if I pick this one up I’ll definitely go the audio book route.

  3. Melissa

    Love Poehler and loved the audio of this one. I’m a huge fan of Parks and Rec, but I agree that you don’t have to be in order to enjoy this one.


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