Because Amy Poehler is a glorious queen of comedy and incapable of doing anything that isn’t amazing, we’ve all been waiting so anxiously for news of her upcoming book, “Yes Please.” And at BookCon, the actress finally spoke at a panel about what we can expect from her first foray into publishing.
Per a report from Vulture, this is what’s in store for Amy’s readers: funny observations about social media, a very small peek into her divorce from Will Arnett, and, possibly, the best story ever told about the comforts of having Jon Hamm nearby when you’re pregnant and crying hysterically.
The story: On the eve of Jon Hamm’s “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig — and the day before her baby was due — a very pregnant Amy Poehler called in to her OBGYN’s office from the SNL set and learned that her doctor had died. Unsurprisingly, she didn’t take the news well:
“So it’s my first kid, I’m in a Mad Men outfit, I turn to everybody and I hysterically start crying, and a really pregnant woman crying is terrifying,” Poehler said. “So, juicy tears just like squirting out of my eyes. And it was like the punch line to a joke, it’s like, my doctor just died and I’m due tomorrow. And Jon Hamm, who I am just getting to know, comes over and puts his hands on my shoulder and is like, ’This is a really important show for me. I’m gonna need you to get your s–t together.’ ”
Amy’s response to Jon’s reality check: “I laughed so hard, I probably peed myself – I believe that going through crying to laughing adds like five years to your life.”
We agree, but we’d probably add another ten years for being guided from Sobville to Chuckle City by his Royal Hammness.
“Yes Please” hits book stores on October 28.