Yes Please Summary

Amy Poehler
- 2014
This book is good to read when you feel happy, playful.

Key Takeaways

  1. Embrace your passions and let them guide your life’s pursuits.
  2. Humor and positivity can be powerful tools for overcoming life's challenges.
  3. Being candid about one's experiences can foster connection and empathy.
  4. Balancing professional life and personal fulfillment is essential for happiness.
  5. Take risks and say 'yes' to new opportunities and experiences.


Poehler shares insightful and often humorous stories from her life, reflecting on her career in comedy and the roles of womanhood, friendship, and motherhood.

She provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her time on 'Saturday Night Live' and other career highlights.

The book is infused with Poehler's characteristic wit and wisdom, offering life lessons and motivational advice.

'Yes Please' is a blend of autobiography, comedy, and personal philosophy, encouraging readers to pursue joy and embrace their quirks.

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