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Of all the performers whose diaries we'd love to read, Amy Poehler is way up there. Lucky for us, she's decided to share them. The Parks and Recreation star has signed a deal for what the publisher describes as "her original twist on the conventional memoir."
"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," says the press release.
You know, take away the "illustrated" part, and that description sounds awfully similar to another memoir we loved: Bossypants, which Poehler's BFF and frequent comedy collaborator Tina Fey published in 2011. Tina talked about Amy a lot in her book, so we're guessing that Poehler will return the favor. Here are seven other things we'd love for Amy to dish on!
Her awkward teen years. Amy started her fantastic Smart Girls at the Party web series to help girls feel more confident about themselves. What was Amy like as a girl? At the very least, we'd like to hear the story behind this haircut.
The Upright Citizens Brigade. Amy was a founding member of the now-famous improv troupe, and for the most part, its only female performer. It seems clear in retrospect that she was the most talented person in the show, but we'd still love to know how she held her own in a room full of guys.
Gossip from the Mean Girls set. Tina Fey's 2004 high school comedy featured future stars Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams and Lizzy Caplan, plus Lindsay Lohan right before she went off the rails. What behind-the-scenes hijinks did Amy see while she was playing the "cool mom"?
Her relationship with Hillary Clinton. One of the highlights of Amy's SNL years was her impression of Hillary -- who became a real-life fan and occasional guest star. What did they talk about when the cameras were off?
Being pregnant on Saturday Night Live. Remember how she did a gangsta rap about Sarah Palin when she was nine months pregnant? It was just one of her moments of SNL greatness. And while we're on the subject, we'd love to hear the stories behind Bronx Beat, her recurring sketch with Maya Rudolph, and Amber the One-Legged Hypoglycemic, one of the show's most bizarre characters.
Her romance, and split, with Will Arnett. They seemed so perfect for each other! We know it's none of our business, but we'd like to hear about the relationship first-hand.
Everything about Parks and Recreation. How did Amy create the character of Leslie Knope? Which parts were inspired by real life? Do the cast members play practical jokes on each other? What kind of sandwiches do they eat? We love this show so much, we'd be happy if she wrote a sequel dedicated entirely to Parks & Rec dirt.
Amy Poehler's memoir is due to hit stores in 2014. We'll try to be patient until then.