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

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


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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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."