Author(s): Ellie Kemper
'A fun read, similar... to Tina Fey's BOSSYPANTS or Amy Poehler's YES PLEASE ... a book-length piece of standup' GUARDIAN
'Ellie Kemper is the kind of stable, intelligent, funny, healthy woman that usually only exists in yogurt commercials. But she's real and she's all ours!' TINA FEY
'Hilarious' MINDY KALING
Mostly true stories by the irrepressible star of hit Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Comedian and star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office, Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious and uplifting collection of personal essays about one pale woman's journey from Midwestern innocent to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker.
There comes a time in every actress's life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. Ellie Kemper was ready. Contagiously cheerful, ridiculously wholesome, and mostly inspiring except for one essay about someone's feet, My Squirrel Days is a free wheeling tour of Ellie's life. From her childhood growing up in St Louis obsessed with Native American culture, to falling in love with her second grade teacher, to her ludicrous and entirely fabricated teenage diary entries, Kemper's writing is distinctive, very funny and endlessly optimistic, even in the face of menacing obese squirrels.
Ellie shares stories of inadvertently insulting Ricky Gervais, complimenting Tina Fey on her 'strong and thick' hair and offering a sanitary towel to Steve Carrell. She will guide you along her journey through adulthood from disorganised bride, to impatient wife to anxious mother who - as recently observed by a sassy hairstylist - 'dresses like a mum'. Well, sassy hairstylist, Ellie Kemper is a mum and she's been dressing like this since she was four.
The perfect antidote to the gloom and chaos of modern life, My Squirrel Days promises to tell you nothing you need to know about making it in show business, but is as hilarious and joyous as the best of her work on screen.
'.. a thoroughly charming book.' DAVE EGGERS