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Written by the renowned comedian Amy Poehler, this hilarious book takes you through the journey of Amy’s life, from childhood to college to comedian to mother. In this autobiography, Poehler tells stories of childhood memories and her days working at “Saturday Night Live” and “Parks and Recreation”, with life advice sprinkled in. Through her comedic voice, Poehler shares her refreshingly honest perspective and some real words to live by. With her witty remarks and brutally honest anecdotes on life, it is almost like she is there reading the book to you. Poehler says that writing the book was difficult (like “hacking away at a freezer with a screwdriver”), but reading it is anything but.

This book isn’t completely free from criticism. It has a lot of filler pages and not a lot of depth. Amy Poehler is a comedian, not a writer of books, but the pictures, infographics and guest writers are what made it fun for me. If you are looking for a serious book that goes in-depth into all of Poehler’s secrets and hardships, or if you want to learn something about the world big-picture, then this book probably isn’t for you. However, if you are a fan of Amy Poehler’s comedy, then I do believe you would thoroughly enjoy this book.

-Amelia Gulding

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