Yes Please

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Yes Please
352 pages; Dey Street Books

The Celeb Story with Insight for All of Us

Saturday Night Live veteran Amy Poehler reflects on everything from her friendship with Tina Fey to her work with orphans in Haiti and her fear of her own smartphone. In the process, she lets loose with zinger after zinger that each ring so true, you're not sure if you should laugh, or just underline the whole book. Our favorite: "The only thing we can depend on in life is that everything changes. The seasons, our partners, what we want and need. We hold hands with our high school friends and swear to never lose touch, and then we do. We scrape ice off our cars and feel like winter will never end, and it does. We stand in the bathroom and look at our face and say, 'Stop getting old, face. I command you!' and it doesn't listen. Change is the only constant. Your ability to navigate and tolerate change and its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness and general well-being.”
— Leigh Newman