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Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America (Paperback) Book

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  • Number of Pages: 256

Seen on Episode Aired 10/6/2011


Welcome to the town of Pawnee, IN, in this hilarious guided tour of the manicured parks, wide and curving boulevards, back alleys, and perhaps a rock band or two. Leslie Knope, of Parks and Recreation, brings readers on a journey through the idyllic small town, of which she is ever so proud.

In this humorous book, a tie-in with NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation, the show’s main character, Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) takes readers on a historical tour of the town of Pawnee, IN, where the show is set. Each chapter will focus on a different aspect of the town and its history, its significance in the great state of Indiana, and its impact on the world at large. There have been a number of hilarious incidents affecting the town that they have hinted at on the show such as the time the whole town was on fire, or the long list of ridiculous town slogans, and the ongoing raccoon infestation, and the writers have a treasure trove of details that have not yet made their way onto the show. Readers will also get a glimpse into the hopping nightlife and the local music scene. Photographs and illustrations will appear throughout the book and other characters will weigh in with chapters and sidebars.

Author: 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 food.

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