Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Feminist Read - Book Review

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Maybe a day even comes when you are getting dressed for a fancy event and it whispers “You aren’t pretty,” and you go, “I know, I know, now let me find my earrings.” Sometimes you say, “Demon. I promise you I will let you remind me of my ugliness, but right now I am having hot sex so I will check in later.”

My Thoughts on the Apology Letter from the Heart

Poehler's story about her apology hits home in the sense that there is someone I want to apologize to and haven't because I am a chicken. This person may bot remember me but that one moment in my past has stuck with me. It also made me angry. I have apologized too much in the past. I have made dozens of apologizes to particular people over time and I know now that what I was apologizing for was actually something they should be apologizing to me and others for. So yes apologize, but know it's for the right thing.

"You have to care about your work but not about the result."

I have enjoyed Amy Poehler's book. Her love of improv is well felt through the book as is her love for her children. She has a lot of good things to say and while I enjoyed the book. I took to long to read it because she wasn't talking my language. I have a hard time connecting with the things she loves and holds dear. She would probably call me a prude. I don't watch the comedy shoes she's been in because I don't find them funny. And my tastes are expanding, but I am not ready for her level yet.

If you love laughter it's a great book and I did laugh a lot throughout it. Books are my favorite form of laughter. So when she writes another one I will pick it up!

Final quote, not really on a positive note

"You are six or twelve or fifteen and you look in the mirror and you hear a voice so awful and mean that it takes your breath away"

This is what we teach girls to feel... We need to find a way to remove this voice.

I'm a lifestyle blogger, covering deep subjects including body images, battles with food, and overcoming how I was raised. I try to be as authentic as possible and I don’t sugar coat how I see things.