Amy Poehler, comedy writer and comedienne, has landed a first book deal with It Books – a division of Harper Collins. The manuscript is “brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons,” says the publisher. Hollywood Reporter shares the story Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Amy Poehler, of “Parks & Recreation,” does not yet have a title for her upcoming book. She is, no doubt, scrambling to find something as catchy as “Bossypants,” written by pal Tina Fey, whose book sold in the millions. But she may owe the deal itself to the new yen for publishers to cash in on funny ladies. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are among the funniest.
The book is not touted as a memoir, but it will have material the author calls a “nonlinear diary.” The editor of It Books, Carrie Thornton, reported being “blown away by [Poehler's] creativity and her passion.” Well, yes, that comes through every time she hits the screen, but it doesn’t always translate to the pages of a book. Meanwhile, there is still work to do – besides finding a dynamite title – because the book does not come out until next year.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey rocked the Golden Globe awards this month, proving that two women – on their own – can keep a crowd entertained. They also did it without putting undo stress on the censors.
This book-in-the-making is one all fans will want to own. It will make a spot for itself on every shelf, right next to “Bossypants.”