Most famous for her participation in The Upright Citizens Brigade, Saturday Night Live, and Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler has become a leading force in the vanguard of funny, feminist-y, intelligent comediennes. In Yes Please (Day Street, $28.99) readers will recognize the humor and honesty for which her brand of comedy has become famous. What will surprise people new to her work is the heart-felt sincerity of her message. She describes her upbringing in lower-middle class Boston, speaking fondly of her parents and her brother. She relates instances of regret when a joke went too far. She talks about her friends with fierce devotion and unabashed adoration. Poehler’s wit and warmth are sure to delight.

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ISBN: 9780062268341
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 28th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780062268358
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 1st, 2015

The trials of living with other people have brought countless sitcoms to television and movie screens and provided most of us with excellent stories to tell our friends. This book has collected a variety of such stories from people of all ages, and ranges from the funny to the gross to the just plain maddening. Some are relatable stories of trying to find common ground or making a new friend, and some are so outlandish and horrifying that they sound completely untrue. Together, they make for a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience to remind us all about some truths of one of our common experiences.
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By Stephanie Wu, Hanya Yanagihara (Series edited by)
ISBN: 9781250051455
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Published: Picador - August 5th, 2014

This is a book for those who, to put it mildly, lead with their hearts when they should lead with their heads (and I count myself in that category.) Author Megan Doherty has distilled a life's worth of lessons into a handy-dandy guide for everyday life. With precise and humorous illustrations she expounds on how to safely navigate our most person-to-person common interactions. How To Not Be A Dick is a Miss Manners for those who follow the Golden Rule rather than social propriety. It is the perfect gift for anyone who might need a reinforcement of those principles, whether it's your irritable middle schooler, your roommate, partner, or best friend. We can all (re-) learn from this book.

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ISBN: 9781936976027
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Published: Zest Books - October 1st, 2013