So, this week's "Top Ten Tuesday" prompt is one that I was just having too hard of a time writing (it's "Top Ten Characters You'd Like To Check In With"). I came up with four. So, instead I'm going to just gush about how much I love Amy Poehler's book Yes Please.
Amy Poehler has an amazing list of guests who speak on her book: Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen Poehler, William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner. I love listening to the Patrick Stewart parts (he reads a couple of poems Amy wrote and it's endearing and hilarious at the same time).
This book has become one of my all time favorites. Before reading it, I heard some mix reviews from my peers. Some people really liked it, others not so much. I LOVE it. I laughed through Amy's jokes and stories and I teared up a bit at parts. I love the snippets of advice she gives and her insights are amazing. She is so real about the world we live in but her words are positive and encouraging.
Having just come off of reading Grace Helbig's Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending To Be a Grown-Up, which I found humorous but definitely for someone younger than I am, it was refreshing to hear stories from someone who past where I am in life and where I am heading towards. That's not to say Grace's book isn't good, it is and I enjoyed it. I just really got a lot more from Amy's book, in terms of advice and outlook on life.
I will say that Yes, Please is very woman-centric in its views and inspiration, but if you didn't expect that from a WOMAN's memoirs then you have bigger problems. I still think both men and women can get a lot out her book, just the guys might skip a few parts.