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Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America Paperback – Bargain Price, October 4, 2011

4.8 out of 5 stars 134 customer reviews

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"Carrying this book around is a good way of picking up girls with glasses."―Tom Haverford

"I have read over four books, and this is by far the one that has me in it the most."―Andy Dwyer

"Literally the greatest endeavor of human creativity in the history of mankind."―Chris Traeger --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the 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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; Original edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401310648
  • ASIN: B0078XOB3O
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #872,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Enough of this "Gotcha" journalism! So what if the author wasn't born in Pawnee? I've always felt that it's where you're from that counts, not where you were born. Sure, Ms. Knope may have been born in that awful Eagleton, but she's definitely from Pawnee.
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Pre ordered it as soon as I could. This book is a must own for any parks and recreation fan. They put so much thought into every description often with multiple layers of jokes for each item. Seriously, can not recommend it any more highly. One note, read it a couple pages at a time and savor it, I blew through too many pages the first day I got it!
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She's not even from Pawnee! She's nothing but a rubber nipple bagger from Eagleton who wants to turn our fair city into a snobbish hellhole like that place! I've reported this fact to Burt Macklin, FBI, but he didn't seem concerned with this threat.
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A really fun read in the vein of The Daily Show/Colbert Report mocumentary "text"books. The writing is entertaining and nails the characters. You could tell which character wrote each piece without looking at the byline.

Clever essays, clever ads, uncountable references back to every detail of the show. Not the funniest thing I ever read, but up there. Mad magazine for grown-ups.

You'll believe the town of Pawnee exists in more than Leslie Knope's mind. I especially enjoyed the bitter chapter on Eagleton.

One complaint: I like to keep books like this in pristine condition, but the book itself is printed on recycled matte stock, not the traditional high-quality glossy paper of similar books, so the photographs don't have the best quality, and the paper just sucks up the moisture. I left this book in a room with an open window on a day with slightly high humidity and the cover curled up and the pages are all slightly warped.
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The second I opened this book I burst out laughing and never stopped smiling. As a fan of this show, I was able to read every section with each characters voice and expression in mind. This is a super fun read and so thorough! I definitely recommend it, even for non-fans of the show because its hysterically written. This was a no-regrets purchase for sure! PARKS AND RECREATION FANS MUST BUY THIS!! If you don't then I'm telling Ron Swanson.
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Fantastic book. Highly entertaining and very funny. Any fan of Parks and Rec would love this book. Does a superb job showing you Pawnee---First in Friendship, Fourth in Obesity.
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This book is a LOL fest. It's so creative and funny. Kudos to whoever actually wrote it. "Parks and Recreation" has really good writing, and I think this book is even funnier than the show, if that is possible. The essence of each character is so well preserved here. Even the ads at the end are funny. Incredible book. Buy it, you won't regret it if your sense of humor is on similar tangent with Parks and Recreation.
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By Steven C. on November 28, 2011
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If you like Parks & Recreation, you'll love this book. It has the same oddly twisted sensibility as the television series, and provides a lot of great backstory for Pawnee. Reading the history Sweetums is more than worth the price of the book.
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