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Girl Crush: Amy Poehler

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It seems everyone and their mom has picked up Amy Poehler’s new book Yes Please as their kick off read of 2015. With a load of books ahead of this one in my personal queue, I still couldn’t help myself…I cracked it open to check out the first few pages and then couldn’t put it down. Now I’m even more in love with Amy Poehler than I was after watching Parks and Rec. While Amy is clearly hilarious and there are laugh out loud moments of honesty, I actually found myself tearing up during several passages. Her descriptions of friendships and creating things together just take me to a place. Plus, it’s a great behind the scenes look at Upright Citizens Brigade, SNL, Parks and Recreation and all those awards show bits orchestrated by Poehler.

If you haven’t yet, definitely give this book a read. But you’ve been warned, you might get a little bummed that you’re not BFF’s with Amy Poehler…yet.

Plus, isn’t this so wonderfully true? Such a good reminder–

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that- that’s what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.”

(Photo via here.)

P.S. Girl Crush: Sarah Koenig

Netflix recommendations.

What to watch after a tough day at work…

Drinking Buddies

Why I loved it:

– If you, like me, work in the company of hipsters everyday; you will recognize every character.

– The entire film was improvised! WHUT?!

– Pairs so perfectly with a 6-pack of West 6th beer.

– Admit it: Mumblecore is just so damn relatable.

20 Feet From Stardom

Why I loved it:

– It takes a village to create awe-inspiring, catchy, successful music.

– The Academy certainly liked it. (This film won the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary.)

– Merry Clayton Radio has become a go-to Pandora station.

– Don’t we all, sometimes, feel like the Claudia Lennear to someone elses Mick Jagger?

What have you been watching on the ‘flix lately? Movies are one of my favorite ways to unwind!