We can’t get enough of Amy Poehler. Whether we’re tuning in weekly to see her solve all of Pawnee’s problems as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, belly laughing at her SNL sketches or watching her steal the awards show spotlight as an epic Emmy co-host, the comedian is seriously high on our list of gals we’d give an arm and a leg to brunch with. Waffles, with extra whipped cream, of course.
So when we found out the funny girl is writing her very own memoir due out this fall, titled Yes Please, we were beyond psyched (like, we’ve already pre-ordered a copy +1 for our bestie). Publisher It Books described the highly anticipated book as “an illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons” — a peek into the uber creative mind of Poehler. So now that we know we’re in for a bound-to-be hilarious read full of quotable quips and girl talk, we couldn’t help but guess what the cover would look like. Would she take a cue from pal + former Weekend Update co-anchor Tina Fey and make it weird-funny commentary like Bossypants? Or would she take the cover in a more Knope-esque direction, and pose confidently as-is, like the powerhouse she knows she is? The answer, a little of both:
Yes Please isn’t at all an intimidating or demanding phrase, yet Poehler sits poised on the neon-lit cover, resting assuredly on her words with her arm pointed straight up in the air. She commands your attention, and we’re all ears! Unfortunately no matter how hard you cross your fingers, it’ll still be about four months before you can get your hands on Poehler’s first book, which is set to be released October 28. We know what’s #1 in our fall reading queue.
Are you just as jazzed for Yes Please? What celeb’s tell-all would YOU want to read? Tell us in the comments belo