Monday, November 3, 2014

Spotlight and Giveaway: Yes Please

**Giveaway is now closed**

It's finally November, and we're kicking off Celebrity Month with a giveaway of Amy Poehler's book, Yes Please (published October 28, 2014). Thanks to Dey Street Books, we have TWO copies for some lucky US readers!

In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Read Amy's thoughts on everything from her "too safe" childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and "the biz," the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a "face for wigs." Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book is full of words to live by. (Synopsis adapted from Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.)

Visit the website for Yes Please.

Amy Poehler is a writer, actress, producer, and director. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her two boys. She hopes her new book, YES PLEASE, will get her invited onto her hero Judge Judy's yacht. Along with producer Meredith Walker, Amy founded the Smart Girls organization, which is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. Their motto is: Change the World by Being Yourself. What began as an online show for young girls and an excuse to host spontaneous dance parties, has become a place for information, comedy and community.

Read Amy's recent interview at Entertainment Weekly.
Listen to Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) interview Amy when they were in Toronto together last week.

How to win:
Please tell us which celebrity should write a memoir (who hasn't already done so).

One entry per person.

Entries without contact information (e-mail address, Twitter account, Facebook page, etc.) will NOT be counted (and we do NOT count "Google +" as contact information).

US only. Giveaway ends November 9th at midnight EST.

49 comments:

Melanie Backus said...

I am sure this one will be quite interesting!

mauback55 at gmail dot com

Bonnie Franks said...

Well, I loved Tina Fey's and I'm sure this one will be awesome and I believe that Jennifer Lawrence should write one someday.....not necessarily yet.


bonlyn55 at yahoo dot com

Tami said...

Kirstie alley would be funny if she wrote something. Love her!

Tamileepronske at gmail

AL said...

Has Meryl Streep written a memoir? That's a career and life I'd love to read about.

Kristin Shelburne said...

Mike Rowe! I admire him.

Kristin.shelburne@gmail.com

Rhonda G said...

Rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

Harrison Ford.....would be interesting!

Shelby N. said...

Robert Downey Jr!! He fascinates me and has been through a lot!! Some mega lows and some mega highs. I'd read his memoir in a heartbeat!!

Shelby N. said...

I loooove Mike Rowe...he's amazing! He is the BEST person to follow on FB!!

Janine said...

This sounds like a good book. She is so funny.

kinini01@hotmail.com

AL said...

P.S. My email address is alison at southernspines dot com. Oh, and I agree with Shelby--a Robert Downey, Jr. memoir would be so good.

Anonymous said...

Robert Downy Jr. I think it would be snarky and hilarious.

Jenner 82 at live dot com

traveler said...

Patrick Stewart who is great. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristen said...

Ooh, I think I'd like to read a NPH memoir.

kly dot 327 at gmail dot com

Kristin Jones said...

Ryan Murphy! Creator of glee and other things!

kdurham2@gmail.com

Catherine Hensley said...

I would love, love, love to read Jennifer Aniston's memoir. Of course, I doubt it would be as dishy as I'd want it to be, but a girl can dream.

clhediting at gmail dot com

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Bridget Taylor said...

What about Ryan Seacrest? He is very successful. Would like to hear how he got all his opportunities.

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susieqlaw said...

Colin Firth

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Rhonda said...

Angelina Jolie lives an amazing life .
Lomazowr@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I don't even know. Julia Roberts?
lillian.e.pearl at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

Loving The Good Wife lately, so Julianna Margulies

rebecca dot several @ gmail yadda yadda yadda

Carl Scott said...

How about Louis CK? I'd read it. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Anita Yancey said...

I think Tom Selleck should write a memoir, it would be a great read. Thanks for having the giveaway.

ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

Marni Jarman said...

In would like to read a memoir by Matt Damon. There's so much that has gone unsaid about his life and he's done so much, not just with movies but with charitable causes too.

mljarman@comcast.net ~ @Wonderwmn999

holdenj said...

I would like to read a memoir by Angelina Jolie.
Thanks.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Kish said...


Jim Carrey...or has he already?

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Pink and Green Mom said...

I would like to read a memoir by Jason Sudekis.
Erika W.
kendall608(at)aol(dot)com

Lindsey said...

Johnny Depp..in his own words. I would be completed enamored and fascinated at what he has to say about his career and life.

lindseyborders at gmail dot com

wendy wallach said...

bill murray would be a great person to read about

Allison Smith said...

Jennifer Aniston!

jpetroroy said...

Patrick Stewart!
Jpetroroy at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

Angelina Jolie

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Margie said...

Jay Leno, does he have one out?
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Kimberly V said...

Brad Pitt or Gwyneth Paltrow

k3kdpv at gmail dot com

Laura Chapman said...

Like some others have said, I'd love to read a JLaw memoir... but maybe give her a few more years so we can include the bulk of her 20s.

Heather said...

Jennifer Aniston
Bonsoleil75 @ aol

Patricia said...

I'd love for Sutton Foster to write a book.

patricia dot mariani dot esq at g mail dot com

Melissa Seng said...

Betty White. I don't think she has one, does she? If not, Matthew McConaghey.

Holly said...

Bill Murray would have plenty of great stories to tell.

holly_109 AT Hotmail DOT com

donnaing said...

Would love to read about Darius Rucker

Sandie W said...

Sam Elliott, he is an amazing man!

sandie dot white at live dot com

Shelby N. said...

Oh and my email is shelby(dot)neuzil(@)gmail(dot)com

Kelly M said...

I would love to read one by Patrick Stewart, if he hasn't already.

mkmccord@gmail.com

RochRN said...

Blake shelton

RochRN said...

Rochrn@aol.com

Missa Doucet said...

Stephen Colbert. I need that book.

Trisha chevli said...

I've seen Aziz Ansari standup a few times, I would be first in line ad midnight to buy a book he wrote.

Chevlitrisha@gmail

rubynreba said...

Garth Brooks
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Emily Lewis said...

I would love one by Tim Hanks

Melissa said...

Thanks for participating and telling us who should write a memoir.
I think Jimmy Fallon would have an awesome memoir if he wrote one. He writes comedy books and children's books, but it would be fun to read about his rise to fame as the host of The Tonight Show.

Thanks to Dey Street Books for sharing YES PLEASE with our winners.

Random.org chose TWO winners from all entries with contact info (one entry per person).

Congrats to Melanie Backus and susieqlaw!