Quick Synopsis: Poehler’s memoir about her life, breaking into comedy, and oh so much more.
My goodness. I really truly loved this book. Poehler is an amazing writer. I mean I already knew that from all the funny shit she does but her writing is so heartfelt too. I related to her on such an intimate level. She talks about her young life and breaking into the comedy business as well as getting married and very briefly, going through her divorce.
I honestly got this on a whim. I had heard good things and was interested but I didn’t know about shelling out the dough for it. When black friday came around, Barnes and Noble had a signed edition. If it weren’t for that black friday “deal” I would have let this amazing book slip out of my hands.
I crazy love memoirs about celebrities. I don’t know why, maybe because it gives me a glimpse into the life I am so far from or maybe I just want to judge their writing style. Either way. This is hands down the best celebrity memoir I’ve ever read.
Poehler not only gives her life story through short, easy to read essays, she does it in such a heartwarming and friendly way, you can’t help but feel like she’s your friend, telling you stories. It’s incredible. Poehler also gives great advice about dealing with the different heartaches of life.
This book is not strictly about comedy or strictly about SNL or even Parks and Rec. It is very legitimately a book about her life and yes, all three of these were part of her life. So, yes, there are chapters about each and they honestly make you long for the opportunity to work on something as amazing.
Just trust me, this is a must read for any fan of television, comedy, or writing.