Posts Tagged ‘Amy Poehler’

  • Everyone has a past

    When you’re growing up and negotiating hormonal changes, troubles of the heart, subconsciously establishing the worries that will plague you for years, the hell that was SCHOOL (uniforms, come on) and fluid friendship groups, we couldn’t be told that it wasn’t just us struggling, that we weren’t alone, and that, amazingly, other people had problems. We’re a bit older now, and sometimes, looking back into the past is tough. We’ve repressed a lot of the memories, good or bad. I’ve repressed the time that, when in detention, I wrote a rap about a boy I fancied/hated (equal parts) to the tune of ‘Maria, Maria‘ by Santana. I was kind enough to dredge that up, just for you. More than enough about me, Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham, two of our favourite and funniest women, in a series of retrospective and contemporary essays that have thankfully been bound and turned into brilliant books, share their memories with us. In Yes Please, Amy Poehler presents to us an unmarked childhood; a happy one, filled with laughter and encouragement. Conversely, Lena Dunham, in Not That Kind of Girl, shows us a childhood filled with fear. Here’s to being a funny woman, strong enough to delve into the past. As ridiculous as it might have been, you can’t say that it wasn’t formative.  Read more…