Following in the footsteps of her bestie and fellow SNL alum Tina Fey, Amy Poehler is gearing up to release a book. Hang on, please give us a moment as we allow the sounds of the hallelujah chorus to wash over us.
The Parks and Recreation star has teamed with HarperCollins’ pop culture imprint It Books to bring us an “illustrated, non-linear diary,” as the Associated Press described it. It’s currently untitled and scheduled for a 2014 release. As of the project’s official announcement on Monday, financial terms were not disclosed.
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HarperCollins said in a statement that the book was “inspired in part by Poehler’s interest in helping young women navigate the adult world.” The publishing house added that it will be “full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons.” This, of course, sounds rather similar to Tina Fey’s Bossypants – a collection of personal essays that hovered high on the New York Times Best Seller list for several weeks following its October, 2011 release. Not that anybody is complaining; NewsFeed would welcome another Bossypants-esque memoir from the hilarious Poehler with enthusiastically open arms.
Fey and Poehler are part of a small but growing — and influential — group of hardworking TV women releasing humorous, personal books. Mindy Kaling, who spent eight years as a writer and actress on The Office and who’s now executive producing and starring in The Mindy Project, released her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? in 2011. And Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s critically-acclaimed Girls, has revealed that she too will be delving into the lucrative land of literature.
As for Poehler, NewsFeed is confident that she’ll channel her years of comedy experience into a successful, insightful read. But most of all, we hope her book will address some of our most burning questions, such as: Does real-life Amy Poehler love Joe Biden as much as Leslie Knope does?