Amy Poehler writes topless as a ''treat'' to herself.

The 'Parks and Recreation' actress finds it relaxing to work while partially nude and kept herself motivated when penning new memoir 'Yes, Please' by allowing herself to strip as she wrote.

She said: ''I find that writing topless relaxes me.

''I think it was probably accidental, like I was out of the shower and I was like, 'I have to finish this thing' and then I was like, 'This feels really good.'

''And then as I was writing the book, as you know when you're writing a book, you're like anything to get you inspired to write. As a treat to myself - I'd be like do this one topless.''

In her book, the 43-year-old actress - who has two sons, six-year-old Archie and four-year-old Abel with former husband Will Arnett - admitted she is a snoop who can't resist rummaging through people's possessions and she is unapologetic about her actions.

Quizzed on the subject by Ellen De Generes, she said: ''I do. Yeah. I will look through all your stuff if I go in your house. Period. End of sentence.''