“Yes Please is a great story…because it is self-damning and hopeful at the same time.” — Los Angeles Times
“Pure charm” — People
“Poehler is very funny, so the jokes are very good…Poehler is very wise, so her advice is on point.” — Slate
“Delightful...Poehler is frank and funny throughout [Yes Please], as is her nature, but her writing unearths a wise narrator who’s seen some of the worst of life and come out the other side unscathed…Can we get more from Amy Poehler? Yes, seriously, please.” — Newsweek
“Demonstrates the skill of this excellent comic actress, a funny woman who roots hilarity in specifics.” — Washington Post
“Required reading for all young women.” — Huffington Post
“[Yes Please] is honest words of wisdom within a joyous story structure.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“Yes Please veers between reminiscing and philosophizing. Poehler had developed some principles over the years and shares them in usually funny fashion.” — Chicago Sun-Times
“Yes Please isn’t a scan of the comedic brain so much as it is something far better---the full exposure of Poehler’s funny and very magnanimous heart. — Elle
“Yes Please delivers what it should: life lessons and vicarious thrills…the book is largely a portrait of confidence. Reading it, some of it rubs off on us.” — New Yorker
- ISBN: 9780062268341
- ISBN 10: 0062268341
- Imprint: Dey Street Books
- On Sale: 10/28/2014
- Trimsize: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 1.109 in (d)
- Pages: 352
- List Price: 28.99 USD
- BISAC1: HUMOR / Form / Essays
- BISAC2: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
- BISAC3: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
In this step, you’ll style the titles in your manuscript as headings. This is the most important step of formatting! Headings help our conversion tool recognize and design your book’s part titles, chapter titles, subtitles, subheadings, and so on.
We also use the headings in your manuscript to create your book’s Table of Contents. Retailers require a well-formatted Table of Contents, plus, this makes for a much better experience for your readers.
There are four heading styles. Here’s how they might look in your .docx file:
These headings will look different in your converted book. Here’s how they might appear (using the layout Shelley):
And here’s how they might look in your book’s Table of Contents (using the layout Lamott):
We recommend styling chapter titles as Heading 1 and subtitles as Heading 2, 3, or 4. (Or, if your book is divided into parts, we recommend styling part titles as Heading 1, chapter titles as Heading 2, and subtitles as Heading 3 or 4.) However, it’s completely up to you, and you can always edit/re-convert your manuscript, so feel free to experiment.
Please note that in order for the headers to be added to the Table of Contents, you must have a higher level header above it. (For example, Header 2 won't show up in the Table of Contents unless there’s a Header 1 somewhere else before it in the chapter.)
How to apply the heading style in Microsoft Word:
- Highlight your part title, chapter title, or subtitle.
- Go to the Styles panel at the top of the screen.
- Click on Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, or Heading 4. The look of your title will change slightly. (This styling will not be maintained in your converted book.)
- If your book doesn’t have chapters or parts, we recommend adding an Acknowledgments page before the book starts, a heading of your book title before your first paragraph, and an About the Author page after the book ends. Then it’ll appear that you have three “chapters.”
- Make sure your chapter titles are not formatted as lists (Microsoft Word sometimes does this automatically).
- Make sure there’s only one line of Heading 1 text per chapter in your book. If your book has back to back lines of chapter title text (like “1.” on one line and “The First Chapter” on a new line), we suggest styling the second line as Heading 2 rather than Heading 1.
- Press ENTER (not SHIFT + ENTER) to insert a hard line break after your chapter title. Otherwise, don’t worry about spacing. To check that you used hard line breaks, you can turn on non-printing characters in Microsoft Word. Hard line breaks are represented by little pilcrows, and soft line breaks are represented by little arrows.
- To check if your titles are formatted as headings, you can use the Styles Inspector or Styles Guides.
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