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- Publisher: BBC BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 135mm x 187mm x 15mm | 724g
- Publication date: 13 February 2014
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1849908141
- ISBN 13: 9781849908146
- Sales rank: 37,085
Welcome to Pawnee: First in Friendship, Fourth in Obesity. Let Leslie Knope (as played by Amy Poehler on NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation) take you on a hilarious tour through her hometown, the Midwestern haven known as Pawnee, Indiana. Meet the city's colorful citizens, like much-loved public servant and man of nature Ron Swanson; learn about industrial giants such as Sweetums and the Kernston's Rubber Nipple factory; and explore hopping nightlife venues such as the Snake Hole, or indulge in the greatest waffles in the world at JJ's Diner (specialty meal: The Four Horse-Meals of the Egg-Pork-alypse). The book also delves into Pawnee's rich and varied history, including the time the whole town was on fire, or when that cult that took over in the 1970s, and how we overcame decades of conflict with (and some unfortunate massacres of) the Wamapoke Indians to live in harmony. Everything's definitely totally cool with them now. Packed with laugh-out-loud photographs, illustrations, and commentary by all the characters from the show, Pawnee is a must-read that will make you enjoy every moment of your stay in the Greatest Town in America.
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Leslie Knope is the Deputy Parks Director of Pawnee's parks and recreation department and has lived in Pawnee since her childhood. She is a member of several action committees in her role at city hall, including the Equal Opportunity Committee, the Fun in the Sun Committee, the Clean Restroom Task Force, the Handicapped Restroom Task Force and the Task Force to Reduce the Number of Public Restrooms. Leslie also has a love for sweets, especially whipped cream, and her goal is to become the first female President of the United States.
"Carrying this book around is a good way of picking up girls with glasses." -- Tom Haverford "I have read over four books, and this is by far the one that has me in it the most." -- Andy Dwyer "Literally the greatest endeavor of human creativity in the history of mankind." -- Chris Traeger