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message 1: by Katie (new)

Katie Yes to everything you said! Your second-to-last paragraph sums it up perfectly. Totally right about it seeming like she was trying too hard while simultaneously not trying much at all - I think in one sentence, that's what bothered me about this book.


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Hyatt Yes! It was surreal. But it definitely felt like both things happened.


message 3: by Mara (new)

Mara Lamb Thank you for this. Agree agree agree!! Sadly:(


message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy Agree! Just not enough content.


message 5: by Candace (new)

Candace Agree completely! Pretty disappointing.


Novels and Noms. Totally agree. I wanted to love it too, but instead was just "eh" and took me forever to finish!


message 7: by Iscribbler (new)

Iscribbler You captured what I thought exactly. Way too cloying and obnoxious and I really wanted to like it. :(


message 8: by Kayla (new)

Kayla I enjoyed the book, but agreed with your thoughts on it. I think the difference for me is I wasn't expecting it to be the next great read, so I was kind of "pleasantly surprised". I think the woman is a genius, but never expected her to be an amazing writer for something this long.


message 9: by Kayla (new)

Kayla I enjoyed the book, but agreed with your thoughts on it. I think the difference for me is I wasn't expecting it to be the next great read, so I was kind of "pleasantly surprised". I think the woman is a genius, but never expected her to be an amazing writer for something this long.


message 10: by Shanae (new)

Shanae yes, a thousand times! I was so disappointed.


message 11: by Ruth (new)

Ruth Rendell when did dirt become art


message 12: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Perfect review


message 13: by Sallie (new)

Sallie I couldn't agree more. Well said.


message 14: by Luke (new)

Luke Johnson You said it better than I could


message 15: by Emma (new)

Emma Featherstone I agree, sadly. As I too wanted to really love this book. It's still sitting on my bedside table with a bookmark in it, halfway through from a few months ago when I kind of gave up on it. I think I expected something more like Fey's Bossypants which was hilarious and well written.


message 16: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Chorzempa Spot on! Fame as an actress or screenwriter does not necessarily mean you can author a book.


message 17: by Sabra (new)

Sabra Ditto what you said!


message 18: by Maggie (new)

Maggie I liked reading your review because I am currently reading the book via audiobook and think it is good but have thought to myself more than once that if I was actually reading the book I probably would not like it as much. I've never seen the print version of the book but it feels like she wrote the book for the audiobook format.


message 19: by Ally (new)

Ally Thank you! You said it perfectly!


message 20: by BB (new)

BB I expected to love this book too! I loved loved loved Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation sadly this book was everything you said. i kept waiting and waiting for the name dropping to stop and the real amazing book I was waiting for to arrive. Sadly it never did.


message 21: by Hayley (new)

Hayley Cianca Yes! 100% agree with your entire review. Glad to see I'm not alone.


message 22: by Renee (new)

Renee Attewell Totally agree!! Love Amy, just not her book


message 23: by Cristina (new)

Cristina I felt like she was too busy to write it so she threw some half assed shit together at the last minute. And I do love her. But her book...not so much.


message 24: by Narnia (new)

Narnia thank you!


message 25: by Camber (new)

Camber You're definitely not the only one!


message 26: by Alika (new)

Alika Thompson I'm guessing I enjoyed this book then, as I went into it not as a huge Poehler fan, but as someone wanting to know what a celebrity life was like and how she got where she is today. She tells these stories. She talks about herself, the reality of her life, and shares her observations. She's not acting in this book, she's being herself. Funny people don't always have to put on a show. Why do we expect them to keep on dancing like monkeys in everything they do?
Dance damn it! Dance!

(Yes, I listened to it. That may have helped.) No, it wasn't hilarious, but there were definitely funny parts. Especially the last chapter. A true showman, she ends it with a flourish.


message 27: by Andrew (new)

Andrew I agree! Your review caught my attention because towards the end of the book I said to my wife Yes, Please? More like No, Thank You!


message 28: by Sabra (new)

Sabra Ditto!


message 29: by Stargirl (new)

Stargirl I am happy (not really that I didn’t enjoy the book) to find I was not the only one to notice the pointless namedropping. I thought for a moment I was alone being annoyed by it ;!


message 30: by Stef (new)

Stef I only read a little bit of it so far, but already I agree with everything you are saying.


message 31: by Linda (new)

Linda Marie Too many words describing stories that led nowhere. I’m listening to the audiobook and although it is 8 hrs long I already feel I’ve had enough. Next!


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