I’m a self-proclaimed bookworm. I love books. Everything from mystery to romance to plain old college textbooks. Seriously! I recently started listening to celebrity audiobooks because I wanted to learn about the lifestyles of the rich and the famous (what a great throwback!). Surprisingly, though, I heard some great advice and I wanted to share a snippet of what it was like to have Amy Poehler, Anna Kendrick, and Kevin Hart whispering into my ears.
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Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler’s inherent genuine straightforward manner is refreshing. She demonstrates how to be a good person by sharing some of her most memorable experiences in an uncensored honest way. Yes Please makes you see Amy Poehler as a regular person – she’s just trying to keep her life together. And even while her journey in comedy has it’s ups and downs, she manages to revel in everything life throws at her. It’s truly inspiring to know what she’s accomplished.
I found myself laughing through most of her book (just like I expected), but there were some times when I had to pause and reflect. She makes some shrewd comments about life in general and it really made me evaluate where I am in my life. Amy Poehler’s book taught me how to do what I want and feel good about it. Definitely a good read if you’re feeling down on your luck.
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick is a far cry from a role model, but at least she’s real. She’s honest about all her experiences, including the drug related ones, and she’s unapologetic about it. Her words clearly express that she’s grateful for everything she’s experienced.
I loved listening to the audiobook because all the quirky stories come to life as Anna Kendrick narrates them. Scrappy Little Nobody is a well written memoir that shows how weird she actually is. If you love watching her perform, I highly recommend you give this book a listen. You’ll fall in love with her awkwardness.
I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart starts his 11 hour memoir with life-altering advice, “You can choose to cry about the bullshit that happens to you or you can choose to laugh about it.” He evidently chooses the latter and, while his book is hilarious, there’s a lesson with each anecdote he shares. He epitomizes the saying “it’s no use crying over spilled milk” with a shoulder-shrug and continues to push forward regardless of what just happened.
Kevin Hart’s journey to stardom isn’t as inspiring as it is realistic. It shows the true struggle to success that the media doesn’t cover. I Can’t Make This Up is great listen to anyone who loves watching Kevin Hart on the big screen because you’ll learn what made him famous. It truly is humbling.
Audible vs Books
The only hard copy books I purchase are ones I intend to highlight and take notes in such as The Last Lecture. I actually wrote about the 13 life lessons I learned from the author a few weeks ago! Otherwise, I prefer to have most of my books in audio format because I can listen to them during my commute to and from work. I can usually get through 4-5 hours in one week! I recently just started the Harry Potter series 🙂
You can get two free audio books when you signup for a FREE 30-day Audible trial. What books are you reading or listening to right now? I’d love some recommendations!