I’m (finally) back in England from my 4 week long break and whilst I’d be lying if I said I was reading all the time, I did finish reading two books. These happen to be two of the most funny and relevant books of this time, all according to yours truly.
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Some may know Amy Poehler from the old days on SNL, others may know her as super cool producer and cast member of Parks and Recreations, or maybe you don’t know her at all. It doesn’t matter. Yes, Please is Poehler’s autobiography written by herself and is injected with a good dose of wit, humour and self-depreciation. It takes you through different stages of her life and how she got where she is right now and why, accompanied with funny anecdotes. The way it’s written, it reminds me a lot of Tina Fey’s Bossypants – which is all kinds of awesome – but obviously different content wise. I’d definitely recommend picking this up, if you’d like to know more about the life of female comedians, fancy reading a fun and easy-to-read book, if you want life advice from someone who’s a tad cray, but nonetheless awesome, or if you just like the pink neon letters on the cover. Your pick.
How To Be Parisian by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas
Caroline [de Maigret] is my ultimate girl crush ever after I’ve seen this video, which is just hilarious and so true. After having lived there for half a year, I can say that with many things I’m the same. Not sure if I should be proud or ashamed of it, ha! The book is basically a guide for all aspiring Parisians out there, covering their culture, way of thinking and way of life. It’s such a fun read and not something you should take too seriously, though I have to say: the girls who wrote this know their stuff. The quotes and tips in there are great guidelines and reminds me we should not take life and ourselves too seriously. “Embrace your inner snob. (Because let’s face it, that’s who you are.)”