Book Review: Pawnee- The Greatest Town in America by Leslie Knope

Pawnee-2In fall of 2013, I fell extremely ill with mono. During this terrible time in life, I found one ray of sunshine to keep my spirits up. That ray of sunshine was the television show Parks and Recreation. While sick, I watched the entire series (or at least everything that had been released). Twice. Yup, I loved it so much
that when I finished watching it I restarted it. Parks and Recreation is my favorite TV show, and I knew that I had to read this book. The series came to an end (I’m still recovering) this spring, so I felt like this was an opportune time to read the book, which I got for Christmas from my sister.

Here is the summary of this book from Amazon:

“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 America.”

My rating: 4/5 stars. This is LITERALLY the greatest book about Pawnee that I have ever read. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it wasn’t one of those books that I just couldn’t put down. This was a fun, casual read and nothing more. I would recommend it for fans of the series.

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