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Amy Poehler’s New Book Cover Revealed

2D274905957270-YesPlease.blocks_desktop_mediumDey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, has revealed the cover of Amy Poehler‘s upcoming book Yes Please.

In the book, the Parks & Recreation star will share personal advice and stories from her life. The book is slated for publication in October.

Today.com has the scoop: “True to form, Poehler’s first foray into publishing will tackle a variety of topics, from friendship and parenting to advice on love and life, all done with her inimitable wit.”

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Amy Poehler Named 2014 Honorary Chairperson for World Book Night U.S.

amyGolden Globe-winning comedienne Amy Poehler has been named the 2014 honorary chairperson for World Book Night U.S.

Poehler (pictured, via) gave this statement in the press release: “I grew up loving books. In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night.”

The organizers plan to kick off April 23rd with an author event at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Some of the writers set to appear include Malcolm Gladwell, Garrison Keillor, and Walter Dean Myers.

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Cal Morgan Named Executive Editor at the Harper Division

We’ve had a number of job changes in the publishing world this week.

Cal Morgan will leave his post as publisher at HarperCollins’ It Books imprint to serve as senior vice president and executive editor at the Harper division. Morgan will continue on as editorial director for Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks.

Throughout his career, he has worked on projects with several celebrity authors such as Amy PoehlerAlan Cumming, and Tom Piazza.

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Vroman’s Bookstore to Appear on Parks and Recreation TV Show

Vroman’s Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Pasadena, will be appearing on season four of the NBC series, Parks and Recreation. According to Jacket Copy, the bookseller will host an author event headlined by Leslie Knope, a parks department bureaucrat played by Amy Poehler.

Hyperion will release the actual title in paperback format in October. Poehler’s character wrote Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America, a 240-page humor book contains illustrations, photographs and commentary from all of the show’s characters.

Here’s more from NBC.com: “Each chapter will explore a different aspect of the fictional town’s history and expand upon events hinted at in the series, such as: the time the whole town was on fire, its long list of ridiculous town slogans, and the ongoing raccoon infestation. Knope, a resident of Pawnee since her childhood, provides all of the research and comical insights into this Midwestern town that fans have grown to love.”

Saddest Books in the World

Over at The Daily Beast, actress Amy Poehler listed her favorite sad films. We casually asked readers to pick the saddest books in the world, and responses have been filling up on Twitter.

Join the mid-January depressing and entertaining conversation–what is the saddest book you have ever read? Share your thoughts at the #saddestbooks hashtag (started by Emily Wolchko). This GalleyCat editor would like to add  Robert Newton Peck‘s A Day No Pigs Would Die to the list.

Here’s more from Poehler’s movie list: “The Final Scene of the British Office Christmas Special (2003) This was a television show and not a movie. But let’s be honest, most TV shows are better than movies. So this counts. Dawn dumps her fiancé and comes back to the office and kisses Tim. Gets me every time. And it will get you too. Unless you are made of wood and hate love.”

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