Amy Poehler is fricking hilarious. I lost count of how many times I laughed out loud whilst reading this book.
All I was expecting from this book was to read something over the Christmas that wasn’t heavy and was entertaining but I actually learned some very valuable lessons from it.
The lessons I learned from ‘Yes Please’:
- A good book should make you feel both happy and sad at different times. When a comedian writes a book that does this I’m more impressed because their default is to make you laugh.
- It’s very important to write down the little details about your children, and it’s very important to do it regularly. The small details Amy writes about her children are so important but they’re also easily forgotten as time goes on and their personalities change. I don’t have children but if I ever do I’ve learned how important it is to find a way to record the little things. This goes for other important people in your life too.
- It’s never too late to apologise and mean it.
- Writing a book is not easy.
- You don’t have to stay in a job that you don’t enjoy or stay with a bad boyfriend.
- I rely on technology waaaay too much. I should do something about that but I probably won’t.