Reviewed by Miranda Boyer
If you can’t tell by now, I have a fascination with people. I love to watch people, I enjoy knowing about their lives, the reasons why they do things. It’s the reason I wanted to go to law school and some days still do. The way that I satisfy my lawyer-esk cravings is by reading autobiographies and biographies. Weird right? Like getting to peak into someone’s life without having to go to law school, sort of.
So the latest autobiography was Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. I went about it the good ol’ audio format, I figured listening to Amy read her book had to be funnier then reading it myself. I was pleasantly surprised to find that one chapter was read from a comedy club, she had several guests and it was a surprising delight.
There was a large chapter or two dedicated to Poehler’s television show Parks and Recreation. While I’ve never watched this show, I was still able to enjoy those very humorous chapters. Amy takes us through her very middle class suburbia life through her education and hard work, to the heart of her story. We get to peek inside of her life and we get to take a glimpse of who she is.