read from 12/1-19/2014
nail polish: pink by the time i was done. not sure what i started with.
this book was SO good that after 30 pages, i HAD to go buy it. i wanted to highlight basically everything! (you can see some of my stickies sticking out.)
i didnt want to risk buying this book because i was not a HUGE fan of the Tina Fey book (gasps everywhere!!!) and i didn't want to experience the same thing with this one.
luckily, i fell in love; Amy did not disappoint.
I LOVE AMY!!!!
she was so honest in this book.
she talks about it all; beginning to now (til it was published anyways) her path to stardom, her kids births, some divorce stuff, how hard it is to write a book, her crazy growing up life. her drug use and her adventures. her ups and downs and everything in between.
i love reading about comedians who talk about the struggle and what it took to get to where they are at.
not that i have read very many but i mean look at the day and age we live in. all you need is a YouTube channel or an instagram or vine account and BOOM! put in the work (or lie about a lot of shit) and you have made it.
there's not much that i can say other than pick this book up!!!!
i loved her before because of her goofiness but this book sold me and im now in love with Leslie Knope!!! haha. i just started Parks and Rec and i am hooked. how does Leslie get away with everything!?
ill leave you with a few of my favorite things.
-the reason for the tittle of her book.
"i love saying yes please. saying yes doesn't mean i dont know how to say no and saying please doesn't mean i am waiting for permission. Yes Please sounds powerful and concise. it's a response and a request; its not about being a good girl. its about being a real woman."
- "i think we should stop asking people in their 20's what they "want to do" and ask them what they don't want to do.
i agree. at (almost) 27 i DO NOT want kids. yet. i dont have a need to own a home and i do not have the need to be married because of my age (but i wont lie to you; 2 of those 3 i do want!)
i seriously do want that though! the feeling i mean! (page 18 so you can look up the meaning)
-she talks about hormonal pregnant woman and John Hamm in the chapter laughing to crying to laughing. seriously could not stop laughing.
-her birthing plan was highlarious!
-page 66. when she curses out the dude in first class; i can only hope to do that one day myself!!!
-the first paragraph in the chapter Talk to yourself like you're ninety. J O K E !!!
-"life is crunchy and complicated and all the more delicious." (page 101)
-all i know is that i will most likely NEVER in my life try drugs. like seriously. NEVER. i am a huge chicken shit when it comes to that. but should the day where i change my mind ever arrive, i hope its with Amy around! (page 126)
-her sex advise. its on point. funny, but on point!
- "pretending to not want something can work. really not caring if you get it takes a lifetime of practice." (page 222)
-the entire chapter of Time Travel.
her views on it make you think. and its true. and i love her for opening my eyes to it.
-"i realized that life is not fair or safe or even ours to own."
-"the more i time travel, the more i learn i am just where i need to be." (see what i mean!!! stuff like that gets me!!!)
-the chapter My Boys
the way she describes having children makes me wish for my own. but all within time. its just a beautiful chapter to me. and i don't have kids! so i can imagine how the mommas feel.
she just talks about it all in this book and i love it! and just like Elise, i loved this book SO MUCH, i just couldn't rush through it. i was reading it while i was in my last few weeks of school and i had to study for my final and i felt bad that i couldn't fully give my all to it but i loved the pace that i read it in.
I'm not one to re-read books even though i have a goldfish memory but this book, i know i will definitely be picking it up again in a few months and giving it another read. and maybe this time ill have the guts to highlight what i wanted to highlight and maybe some more! i loved it so much i couldn't even bring myself to highlight it and thats the main reason i bought it!!!!
have you read this book?
what did you think?
what did you think?
let me know.
thanks for reading.