"Parks and Recreation" Gets a Book

And it's written by Leslie Knope!

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If you're a fan of Parks and Recreation, your holiday shopping list just got one item longer. (It's never too early to start planning, folks!) NBC has announced that Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America will get released in October. And it's written by Leslie Knope.

Of course, neither Leslie or Pawnee are real, but that doesn't really matter. (For reference, show writers will do most of the heavy lifting on Pawnee.) Said creator Michael Schur: "The ever-expanding town of Pawnee has become its own character in our show, and we're thrilled that we got to accelerate that expansion in one giant, goofy 240-page comedy book. It's a complete portrait of Everytown, USA, which every reader—whether a fan of the show or a newbie—an enjoy."

Sounds great to experts like us, but if you haven't gotten hip to Parks and Rec just yet, maybe it's a good idea to catch up on Netflix Instant Watch before Pawnee comes out on Oct. 4. Here's guessing "newbies" won't have as much fun with this as town regulars.

[via Press Release]

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