Amy Poehler is the latest female comedian to score a book deal, and we are so, so psyched. According to the AP, Poehler’s book will be published by It Books, a pop culture imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, and it’s going to be an “illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons.” If it’s half as great as we think it will be, we’ll be buying up copies for everyone we know in 2014. And if it’s aimed at the same demographic as Poehler’s great online video series, teen girls everywhere will have a really great addition to their bookshelves.
It Books isn’t marketing it as a traditional memoir–but then, what else would you expect from the Parks and Recreation star and former Saturday Night Live comedian? Their initial elevator pitch:
Her original twist on the conventional memoir will have universal appeal. An illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons, the book will be a unique and engaging experience from one of today’s most talented and beloved stars.
The book is said to be ““inspired in part by Poehler’s interest in helping young women navigate the adult world,” which she’s so aptly demonstrated in her awesome Smart Girls at the Party video series. And, while we’re in love with the recent memoirs of other female comedians like Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling (and we’re excited for the next from Lena Dunham), we’re especially excited to see how Poehler’s book translates for the younger crowd, too.
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