My Squirrel Days

My Squirrel Days

Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious, refreshing, and inspiring collection of essays “teeming with energy and full of laugh-out-loud moments” (Associated Press).

“A pleasure. Ellie Kemper is the kind of stable, intelligent, funny, healthy woman that usually only exists in yogurt commercials. But she’s real and she’s all ours!”Tina Fey

“Ellie is a hilarious and talented writer, although we’ll never know how much of this book the squirrel wrote.”—Mindy Kaling

Meet Ellie, the best-intentioned redhead next door. You’ll laugh right alongside her as she shares tales of her childhood in St. Louis, whether directing and also starring in her family holiday pageant, washing her dad’s car with a Brillo pad, failing to become friends with a plump squirrel in her backyard, eating her feelings while watching PG-13 movies, or becoming a “sports monster” who ends up warming the bench of her Division 1 field hockey team in college.

You’ll learn how she found her comedic calling in the world of improv, became a wife, mother and New Yorker, and landed the role of a bridesmaid (while simultaneously being a bridesmaid) in Bridesmaids. You’ll get to know and love the comic, upbeat, perpetually polite actress playing Erin Hannon on The Office, and the exuberant, pink-pants-wearing star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

If you’ve ever been curious about what happens behind the scenes of your favorite shows, what it really takes to be a soul cycle “warrior,” how to recover if you accidentally fall on Doris Kearns Goodwin or tell Tina Fey on meeting her for the first time that she has “great hair—really strong and thick,” this is your chance to find out. But it’s also a laugh-out-loud primer on how to keep a positive outlook in a world gone mad and how not to give up on your dreams. Ellie “dives fully into each role—as actor, comedian, writer, and also wife and new mom—with an electric dedication, by which one learns to reframe the picture, and if not exactly become a glass-half-full sort of person, at least become able to appreciate them” (Vogue.com).

Title:My Squirrel Days
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501163340
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    My Squirrel Days Reviews

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    Look, I really, really like Ellie Kemper as an actress and a person. I relate to her a lot as I have a similar upbeat, somewhat spastic personality and a tendency to pee when I laugh too much (TMI??)....

  • Krista Regester

    You guysssss.These celebs keep trying to convince us that they have important stories to tell, but I just don’t know if they do! There are laughable moments in this but overall I spent a lot of valu...

  • Heidi The Reader

    Ellie Kemper, the hilarious actress from the Netflix show "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," shares a few essays highlighting moments from her life. I laughed out loud a few times, both in amusement and...

  • StMargarets

    Ellie Kemper is a nice Catholic girl from the mid-west. I can say this because I'm a nice Catholic girl from the mid-west and I recognize my own.Being a nice Catholic girl from the mid-west, being bor...

  • Miranda Reads

    Another month, another tierlist! While you probably know where this one ranks, check out the BookTube Video to see the rest! The Written Review: Plans, schedules, and structure make me feel secu...

  • Scott

    I've enjoyed Kemper's solid work in her comedic supporting roles on NBC's The Office and on the big screen in Bridesmaids and The Secret Life of Pets. Although it seems a little early in her career to...

  • Robin Bonne

    Ellie Kemper writes about her life and acting/comedy career. The parts I enjoyed the most were the ones about her awkward encounters with other people. These felt the most relatable and a few of them ...

  • Ellie

    I JUST GOT APPROVED ON NETGALLEY BRB SCREAMING :D...

  • Krista

    There comes a time in every sitcom actress's life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When my number was up, I told myself that I would not blink. I would fulfill my duty as an upbe...

  • Colleen C

    While I'm a self-professed lover of celebrity memoirs, I wasn't in love with Ellie Kemper's My Squirrel Days. Although there were a couple of entertaining essays, many of the topics were mundane and s...