Amy Poehler Yes Please

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“It’s called Yes Please because it is the constant struggle and often the right answer,” (Poehler, xix). Yes Please, by Amy Poehler, is a nonfiction book depicting Amy Poehler’s life and her view on how to “do” life. Yes Please was published by William Morrow Publishers in New York, NY in 2014. This book encompasses a wide range of topics from Poehler’s career in comedy to how to treat yourself right. Poehler makes many compelling statements, and tells rich stories about a variety of things throughout her book. The first to stick out as important speaks on the tiny voice in our heads. This voice she speaks of is “...a nicy whispery voice inside of us, but the bad ones are usually at a lower register and come through a little clearer” (Poehler, …show more content…

This one is slightly harder to comprehend due to the indirectness surround it. This section is more about doing than anything else. This can be seen when Amy is discussing her old group, UCB, motto of don’t think; she says “Don’t think. Get out of your head. Stop planning and just go,” (Poehler, 196). Farther into this section of Yes Please, Amy Poehler delves into careers verse passion and how to treat each of them respectively if they aren’t lucky enough to align. She truly inspires while expressing how hard she had to work to get to the top. She made herself into who she is now because she figured out who she wanted to be and she became it. A comedian is who Amy Poehler is so that is who she became through her years of hard work waiting tables, and making connections, and learning, and traveling to work and succeed. Poehler finds in all of this that ambivalence is key to success, with this she states “You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not how good people think you are, or how good people think you look,” (Poehler, 223, 224). Throughout this section Amy reinforces to be who you are through

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