7 bombshells from Amy Poehler's new book 'Yes Please'

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Amy Poehler sure knows how to deliver laughs.

The longtime funny gal, who is releasing her new novel "Yes Please" on Tuesday, has been entertaining her fans this week as she releases tidbits of information about her wild past, right down to the fact that she went on a date with John Stamos.

On Monday, the "Parks and Recreation" actress told Howard Stern that after she split with her husband, Will Arnett, in April 2014, she ended up out at dinner with one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors.

"I remember I was at dinner with John Stamos...handsome men are really something else...We were having dinner and I was like, 'Oh, maybe this is a date!' But I didn't know," Poehler said. "But I kind of blew it...I remember thinking like, 'Oh, s--t. Like, if this is really a date...' I think I was wearing a Leslie Knope top. I think I was wearing a shirt from work," she joked.

Dating John Stamos isn't the only thing the 43-year-old actress-turned-author has copped to. Here are a couple funny excerpts from Poehler's new book, which gets into the nitty-gritty details of her life in the spotlight.

Plus, don't forget to watch AOL BUILD's live interview today (above!) at 4:15 p.m. ET to see what else Poehler reveals!

1. On her divorce from Will Arnett:
"I am proud of how my ex husband, Will, and I have been taking care of our children; I am beyond grateful he is their father and I don't think a ten-year marriage constitutes failure. That being said, getting a divorce really sucks. But as my dear friend and relationship sponsor Louis CK has noted, divorce is always good news because no good marriage has ever ended in divorce."

2. She's experimented with drugs:
"I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated. Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don't know very well and play Ping-Pong all night. It's bad for almost everything else... the day after cocaine is rough."

3. Her salary in the beginning wasn't mind-blowing:
"We supported ourselves with odd jobs and writing gigs. Conan O' Brien's show was speaking to a massive and young audience, and he would put us in weekly bits on Late Night. If you said more than six lines on air you made six hundred dollars, and comedy pieces like 'Staring Contest' helped me pay rent."

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Amy Poehler attends the Hulu Original "Difficult People" premiere at the SVA Theater on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: (L-R) Actors Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner attend the 'Difficult People' New York Premiere at the School of Visual Arts Theater on July 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler attend the premiere of Netflix's new original series, "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", at the SVA Theater on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress/comedian Amy Poehler, host Seth Meyers during 'Really, with Seth & Amy' segment during on June 24, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Amy Poehler arrives at the Australian premiere of 'Inside Out' at Event Cinemas George Street on June 15, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: (L-R) Actresses Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph attend the 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 25292_004 (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Turner Image)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: (L-R) Actors Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph and Tina Fey attend the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Gala honoring Steve Martin at Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Actress and Executive Producer of Hulu Original Difficult People, Amy Poehler speaks onstage at the 2015 Hulu Upfront Presentation at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Hulu)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 15: Actress Amy Poehler attends the premiere of 'Adult Beginners' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 15, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Dr. Jane Aronson (L) presents the Unity Award to honoree Amy Poehler onstage at the 2nd Annual unite4:humanity presented by ALCATEL ONETOUCH at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Variety)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 0169 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Seth Meyers talks with Amy Poehler of 'Parks and Recreation' during an interview on February 24, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage at Spike TV's 'Don Rickles: One Night Only' on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spike TV)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Actress Jennifer Lawrence, actress Amy Poehler and honoree Elizabeth Banks attend ELLE's 21st Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for ELLE)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Amy Poehler arrives at the 2014 ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Will Arnett and Amy Poehler attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Amy Poehler attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 12: Amy Poehler and Will Arnett attend the Toronto East General Hospital's First Annual Comedy Gala, 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine' at Allstream Centre on April 12, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Amy Poehler Will Arnett attend the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 7, 2012, celebrating the opening of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Amy Poehler (L) and host Seth Meyers speak onstage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Actress Amy Poehler attends the 'They Came Together' screening during theBAMcinemaFest 2014 at BAM Harvey Theater on June 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actors Will Arnett and Amy Poehler arrive at the 13th Annual Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe After Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actors Amy Poehler and Will Arnett arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actors/comedians Will Arnett (L) and Amy Poehler (R) arrive at Variety's Power of Comedy presented by The Sims 3 benefiting The Noreen Fraser Foundation at Hollywood Palladium on November 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actor/comedians Will Arnett and Amy Poehler pose backstage at Variety's Power of Comedy Presented By The Sims 3 Benefiting The Noreen Fraser Foundation at Hollywood Palladium on November 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Amy Poehler arrives for the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on October 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actresses Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham and Lizzy Caplan arrive to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Jason Kempin/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Will Arnett and Amy Poehler attend the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey arrives at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Amy Poehler attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler filming 'The Nest' on July 8, 2014 in Long Island. (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actors Amy Poehler (L) and Will Arnett attend The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Amy Poehler attends the 'They Came Together' screening during theBAMcinemaFest 2014 at BAM Harvey Theater on June 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- The NBC Emmy Party -- Pictured: (l-r) Aubrey Plaza, 'Parks and Recreation', Rashida Jones, 'A to Z', Amy Poehler, 'Parks and Recreation', Minnie Driver, 'About a Boy' at Boa Steakhouse, West Hollywood, Calif., August 24, 2014 -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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4. On how to have great sex:
"Get better at dirty talk: Act like a bossy lady ordering at a deli. 'I want the ham on rye and make sure you toast it!' If your guy is bad at dirty talk tell him to shut up. He might like that. If you don't like dirty talk, don't worry about it. It's pretty hot if done well but it may not be up your alley. Also, try not to stuck things up your alley."

5. Her friendship with Tina Fey is solid:
"Often there is only one other person in the world who understands the specific thing I am dealing with, and it's Tina. Well, Tina and Judge Judy, actually, but I only have Tina's phone number. It is intense to have little kids and a television show and be a woman in genera,, and I am lucky I have someone to walk through this weird life with"

6. She was rude to the Coen brothers early on:
"I remember one particular time I auditioned for the Coen brothers. I realized I was doing a pretty sh--ty job and so I overcompensated by acting like a dick."

7. She used to smoke pot, but doesn't much now:
"I can't perform, drive or write stoned, and therefore I smoke pot a lot less than I used to."



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