Currently Reading: Yes Please

Lately, I’ve been wrapped up in the hilarity that is Amy Poehler. This is my second time reading Yes Please because after watching Parks and Rec (twice), A) my love for the blond firecracker has grown immensely, and B) the first time I read the book was before watching the show, which means I didn’t appreciate the entire section dedicated to Parks and Rec. Obviously, the book had to be reread.

I’m glad I’m rereading her journey at this point in my life, and feel like I’m pulling a lot of wisdom from it, whether or not that was her intention. Although, I’m sure she’d appreciate it. Amy Poehler, if you’re out there, thanks for writing this book, complaints and all.

Here are 10 things I think everyone should take away from Yes Please:

  1. Stay creative.
  2. Always do what’s best for yourself, but understand where others are coming from.
  3. Figure out what you want and make it clear. (Then shut up).
  4. Find people that are doing what you want to do, better than you, and hold on to them. Learn from them.
  5. Nobody looks stupid when they’re having fun.
  6. Be whoever you are, and don’t apologize for it.
  7. Learn from your past, it helps you grow.
  8. Push yourself.
  9. Do what you love and don’t let anyone stop you.
  10. Take a step back once in a while.


11. Women (and everyone in general): stop putting each other down. Everyone is just doing their best.

Double Bonus:

12. Writing a book is hard.

This book is a great read and a lot of fun. If you at all enjoy Amy, give it a read, you can buy it on Amazon here.


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