"Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler carries a bright blue tote bag while out and about in New York City on June 12, 2011. Poehler recently gave the commencement speech to Harvard's graduating class.
Parks' book to be published: 'Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America'
“Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America,” a 240-page book from the point of view of Amy Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation” lead character Leslie Knope, will be published Oct. 4 by NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Hyperion Publishing.
The book will focus on the fictional town’s history, expanding on and adding to events alluded to on the show, such as its long list of ridiculous town slogans and ongoing racoon infestation.
“The ever-expanding town of Pawnee has become its own character in our show, and we're thrilled that we got to accelerate that expansion in one giant, goofy 240-page comedy book,” said exec producer Mike Schur, who might have had a hand or three in writing the tome.
Added Poehler: "Mike Schur asked me to contribute to this book. I missed the deadline. I am regretting that now."