Amy Poehler Details Cocaine, Ecstasy Use In New Memoir Yes Please

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Amy Poehler writes about her past cocaine and ecstasy use in her new memoir Yes Please -- see what she had to say Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Turns out, Leslie Knope isn't as squeaky clean as fans thought. Amy Poehler details her past cocaine and ecstasy use in her new memoir, Yes Please. The Parks and Recreation star reflected on her past in a chapter titled "Obligatory Drug Stories."

"I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated," Poehler, 43, wrote, via an excerpt from The Mirror. "Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don't know very well and play ping-pong all night," she explained. However, "it's bad for almost everything else…the day after cocaine is rough."

The Saturday Night Live alum recalled one New Year's Eve party with her Upright Citizens Brigade comrades, where everyone "danced and drank water and loved each other." But the high didn't last. 

"I also remember the next day when I thought I had no friends and I was so sad I wanted to sink into the carpet and permanently live there," she wrote.

Poehler explains that she's made a change since, and her sons Archie and Abel, whom she shares with ex-husband Will Arnett, have a lot to do with that. "How do you explain to a 4-and 6-year-old that you can't play 'Rescue Bots' because you have to spend all day in bed eating Cape Cod potato chips and watching 'The Bicycle Thief?'" she quipped. Poehler added: "I can't perform, drive or write stoned, and therefore I smoke pot a lot less than I used to."

As previously reported, Poehler also opens up in her memoir about her split from Arnett after 10 years of marriage. "Getting a divorce really sucks," she wrote. "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." Read more of Amy's touching thoughts on her divorce.

Yes Please hits stores on Oct. 28.

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