Poehler’s book will be a “an illustrated, nonlinear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes, and life lessons,” according to a statement from the publisher, and was “inspired in part by Poehler’s interest in helping young women navigate the adult world.”
This will be the “Parks and Recreation” star’s first book. Poehler was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical, an award for which she was nominated in 2012 as well. Poehler has starred on “Parks” since 2009 and has appeared in such films as “Baby Mama,” “Blades of Glory,” and “Mean Girls.” She starred on “Saturday Night Live” from 2001 to 2008 and has frequently guest-starred on the show since.
Carrie Thornton of It Books said that she was “blown away by [Poehler’s] creativity and her passion” after meeting with the actress.
Poehler’s Golden Globes co-host, Tina Fey, released her collection of essays, “Bossypants,” in 2011 and the book has been on many bestseller lists consecutively since then, currently taking the twenty-fourth place on the New York Times bestseller list for print and e-book nonfiction, the tenth spot on the paperback nonfiction list and the seventeenth spot on the nonfiction e-book list for the week of Feb. 3. Fellow former NBC comedian Mindy Kaling of “The Office” and, now, Fox's “The Mindy Project” published her memoir, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?,” in 2011, as well. Kaling's book has also sold well, currently occupying the fifteenth spot on the paperback nonfiction list in the same edition of the New York Times bestseller list as well as the thirty-fifth spot on the e-book nonfiction list.