Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Feminist Read - Book Review
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.