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.