Amy Poehler’s New Memoir Breaks Her Silence on Divorce: ‘Too Sad,’ ‘Incredibly Alone’

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Back in April, America’s Funniest Couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett stunned their fans by filing for divorce.

Although she’s been relatively quiet about the split, the comedienne shares new details in her upcoming memoir Yes Please. And for the first time ever, the comedienne’s work will have you searching for the closest box of tissues.

The SNL vet and Parks and Recreation star doesn’t want to give too much away, calling the divorce “too sad” and “too personal” to even write about. However, she does manage to weave together a heartbreaking metaphor to describe how she felt throughout the process:

Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.

Amy further reveals how her split from the Arrested Development alum left her in pain:

When you are a person going through a divorce you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become. You aren’t allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain.

However, 43-year-old still has nothing but words of praise for her ex-husband. “I am proud of how my ex-husband Will and I have been taking care of our children,” she writes about their adorable ginger tots.

And with some fresh perspective, she declares, “I am beyond grateful he is their father, and I don’t think a 10-year marriage constitutes failure.”

It’s almost hard to believe that the woman who portrays eternal optimist Leslie Knope could be so forthcoming about her emotional struggles – so today we raise our glasses and waffles for you, Amy.