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Book Club 3: Yes Please

This episode is all about Amy Poehler’s popular new memoir, Yes Please. In honor of Amy’s Boston roots and as a comfort to our friends trapped in quite a brutal Northeastern winter, we’re sipping on a cocktail for you while we chat…

Nor’Easter

  • 2-3 oz bourbon (we used Elijah Craig 12 Year)
  • 2 oz. ginger beer
  • 1/2 oz. maple syrup
  • lime wedge

Yesplease

Listen in as Kelsey and I both give our grades for the book, and talk about what we liked and disliked about it. This book is smart and funny, and made us think, so we share our favorite quotes and insights.

In neighborhood news, Erica recalls a disturbing dream she had about Kelsey.

Join in the discussion and let us know what you thought of the book! Comment here, email us, or jot a note on twitter or instagram!

8 responses to “Book Club 3: Yes Please”

  1. Hello! I’ve been listening to your podcast for months and am finally dropping by to say how much I love it–especially your insightful and candid perspectives on community, simple living, and daily life. I’m a mom of two young children and in my first year as an English (writing) professor, so Kelsey’s experiences as a working mom resonate with me. On top of that, I have four adopted siblings so Erica’s adoption journey is very inspiring. Mad props to you for seeking out older/sibling groups!
    I haven’t read _Yes, Please!_ yet, but, Kelsey, your take on it was exactly how I felt about _Bossypants_. So much wanted to love it, but somehow didn’t LOL the way I expected. Weird how that works!

  2. Hello! I’ve been listening to your podcast for months and am finally dropping by to say how much I love it–especially your insightful and candid perspectives on community, simple living, and daily life. I’m a mom of two young children and in my first year as an English (writing) professor, so Kelsey’s experiences as a working mom resonate with me. On top of that, I have four adopted siblings so Erica’s adoption journey is very inspiring. Mad props to you for seeking out older/sibling groups!
    I haven’t read _Yes, Please!_ yet, but, Kelsey, your take on it was exactly how I felt about _Bossypants_. So much wanted to love it, but somehow didn’t LOL the way I expected. Weird how that works!

  3. Thank you so much, Naomi, we love hearing from listeners. Thank you for your kind words about the show! So cool all that we have in common, and I love connecting with other working moms 🙂

  4. Thank you so much, Naomi, we love hearing from listeners. Thank you for your kind words about the show! So cool all that we have in common, and I love connecting with other working moms 🙂

  5. Aah! I have been meaning to come comment here, but kept forgetting. I am 100% with you Kelsey! I *absolutely* loved Tina Fey’s Bossypants and was expecting to feel similar with Yes, Please! It was a good book, but I was not glued to it like I was Bossypants and fewer parts made me laugh out loud.
    I am pregnant with our first baby and I did love how she described feeling blissfully happy/in love while pregnant with her first. I feel the same and I find it difficult to explain to people that my heart literally feels like it is bursting with love for my husband. Ha ha.
    Anyway, I think it was a good book and there are some gem lines, but overall, not my favorite. (Which really does make me sad.)

  6. Aah! I have been meaning to come comment here, but kept forgetting. I am 100% with you Kelsey! I *absolutely* loved Tina Fey’s Bossypants and was expecting to feel similar with Yes, Please! It was a good book, but I was not glued to it like I was Bossypants and fewer parts made me laugh out loud.
    I am pregnant with our first baby and I did love how she described feeling blissfully happy/in love while pregnant with her first. I feel the same and I find it difficult to explain to people that my heart literally feels like it is bursting with love for my husband. Ha ha.
    Anyway, I think it was a good book and there are some gem lines, but overall, not my favorite. (Which really does make me sad.)

  7. Glad I’m not the only one! Love to hear other’s thoughts. Ah, the bursting in love feeling, my heart aches just thinking of it. You know a new depth of love with those little ones. Thank you for chiming in!

  8. Glad I’m not the only one! Love to hear other’s thoughts. Ah, the bursting in love feeling, my heart aches just thinking of it. You know a new depth of love with those little ones. Thank you for chiming in!

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