When we saw the cover of Amy Poehler's new book, we were super excited. And not just because one of our weekly blog posts shares the same name, but because she is one the funniest, most charming people on the planet, who knows how to take charge yet remain vulnerable. Much like her character Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, she believes you can be ambitious and caring at the same time. We couldn't be more excited to read her memoir to find out what makes her tick.
Our excitement only grew when we found out more about the memoir last weekend, including some chapter titles, thanks to BookCon, a Comic-Con style expo for books in its first year.
Amy spoke on a panel with Martin Short and explained the title of the book saying, "The good things that’ve happened to me are because I said, 'Yes, please," motivated by the improv rule of always saying yes. She spoke of her time at SNL, including a funny story about how her doctor died the day before her baby was due when Jon Hamm was the host. It makes you like her and Jon even more, if that's possible.
She revealed there is a chapter on sex tips like "please don’t make it last so long, we’re really tired” and other chapters like "My Phone Is Trying to Kill Me," "Get Over It," "She Doesn't Cry Enough," "He Seems Gay to Me," and "Don't Worry, I Don't Want to Fuck Your Husband."
She concluded that “If you’re a person who feels at an intersection, in the middle, I think that this book may speak to you.” Needless to say, we will be pre-ordering "Yes, please." The book is slated for release on October 28th this year.
We leave you with some of our favorite "Poehler-isms":
"There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do."
"I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading"
and finally, "No one looks stupid when they are having fun."