Yes Please, by Amy Poehler


2/5 stars

Recommended for: fans of Mindy Kaling or Tina Fey, people who LOVE Amy Poehler, fans of UCB

Review:

 I had really high expectations for this, but I have to say I am disappointed. It’s clear from this book that Amy thinks she’s the bee’s knees. In my opinion, the amount of drug references was ridiculous and overdone, like she’s trying to prove something to us. We get it, Amy, you used to do a lot of drugs(?). Also, the word “tiny” was overused. After just finishing Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me?, I just feel let down. I would rather read Kaling than Poehler any day. Also, why was this book printed on such shiny paper? It made turning pages really difficult.

The cover is definitely real cool, though. 

Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn

2/5 stars

Recommended for: people who want to consider a new point of view, philosophy fans, people who like alternative books

Review:

Interesting points, but I did not like the way they were presented, and I did noit agree with the thesis of the book.
Plus the gorilla was super pompous and the narrator (who we didn’t receive nearly enough information on) seemed like a whiny character straight out of a bad fan fiction. The ending didn’t really work out for him, which is sad, but his life was more sad.