Prepare to add Ellie Kemper’s memoir to your bookshelf next to those of Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Amy Schumer.
Scribner has penned a deal with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star to release a book of personal essays, detailing accounts from her childhood spent in St. Louis and her time in Hollywood, from joining The Office as the airheaded and hilariously original Erin Hannon to landing a film role in Bridesmaids.
Shannon Welch, executive editor at Scribner, told Entertainment Weekly, “We were bowled over by Ellie Kemper’s gifts as a writer. She’s brilliant, charming, relatable, unexpected, insightful and hilarious. She couldn’t be better company on the page.”
Kemper’s book is set for a 2018 release. Season two of the seven-time Emmy-nominated Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is streaming on Netflix now. Here are seven reasons why you should watch it.