Hi! I’m a forty-blah year old woman who loves Parks and Recreation and appreciates frank talk and humor! I’m the target audience for this book!
Standard disclaimer: This is not Tina Fey’s Bossypants. There is no rule that says that all female funnypeople have to write books just like Tina Fey. Every person is different. OK? OK.
Yes Please is not purely a memoir. Amy reminisces about her childhood, college and key moments in her career. She talks about the work behind getting Parks and Recreation on the air. There is very little talk about her marriage to Will Arnett, and that’s okay. Her thoughts on divorce are spot on, and I laughed aloud at one of her proposed divorce book titles: ““Hey, Lady, I Don’t Want To F**K Your Husband!” Ain’t that the truth. She loves her family and her kids, but we all suspected that.
I enjoyed her musings about not loving her body or her Irish eyebrows. But mostly, her frank talk about your career and how to deal with difficult situations was great, even if you’re just a mere office worker like me. I want to hang out with her and trade stories of times we ended up hugging people we didn’t want to.
I bought this in ebook format for my Nook, and so most of the little lists and photocopies were impossible to read. I hate that, especially because I paid as much as someone will once this book goes to paperback editions.
Finally: Amy…nobody forced you to write this book. The complaining about writing was funny the first few times. Yes, writing a book is hard. It’s harder if you’re not financially secure, have a small team of child-care workers, and are writing fiction.
So far I’ve read 36 books in 2014. View all my reviews on Goodreads!