Pawnee : The Greatest Town in America

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Welcome to Pawnee: More Exciting than New York, More Glamorous than Hollywood, Roughly the Same Size as Bismarck, North Dakota In Pawnee, Leslie Knope (as played by Amy Poehler on NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation) takes readers on a hilarious tour through her hometown, the Midwestern haven known as Pawnee, Indiana. The book chronicles the city's colorful citizens and hopping nightlife, and also explores some of the most hilarious events from its crazy history--like the time the whole town was on fire, its ongoing raccoon infestation, and the cult that took over in the 1970s. Packed with laugh-out-loud-funny photographs, illustrations, and commentary by the other inhabitants of Pawnee, it's a must-read that will make you enjoy every moment of your stay in the Greatest Town in more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 186 x 242 x 18mm | 559.99g
  • Hyperion
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1401310648
  • 9781401310646
  • 13,937

About Leslie Knope

Leslie Knope has lived in Pawnee since her childhood. The community programs she enjoyed in her youth inspired her to pursue a life of public service and serve the city. Leslie 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.Her goal is to become the first female President of the United States. Leslie is the Deputy Parks Director of Pawnee's parks and recreation department, a mid-level bureaucrat position. She hopes to advance her career (possibly aiming to jump over the department's Director position and become a City Manager) and improve her town. Leslie also has a love for sweets, especially whipped cream, as she usually adds excessively large amounts to coffee, waffles and other more

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"Literally the greatest endeavor of human creativity in the history of mankind."--Chris Traegershow more

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3,777 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (1,341)
3 18% (673)
2 4% (142)
1 2% (62)

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A must-have book for all Parks and Rec fans, with all the local history of Pawnee (the Wamapoke Tribe, the Eagleton rivalry) and its business community (Sweetums, JJ's Diner). Includes articles written, literally, by Chris Traeger, Ann Perkins, Ron Swanson, Ben Wyatt, Andy Dwyer, April Ludgate, Jean-Ralphio, Donna Meagle and even Jerry Gergich (Dammit Jerry!) and great extras like an appendix with the Swanson Pyramid of more
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