Ellie Kemper is an actress who was on the TV sitcom The Office and who now stars in the Netflix hit show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In her first book of very funny essays titled My Squirrel Days, Kemper who is from the Midwest, writes about her upbringing in a small town and her decision to try and break into showbusiness. Along the way she fell in love and had a child. She also has had interactions with many celebrities.
If you are a fan of Kemper, as I am, the book reads as she sounds and speaks, meaning she writes in quirky fun language while always keeping the reader in the loop.
The first essay titled “Hero” in which she tries to make her reader understand why she tried very hard to emulate and impress an assistant teacher back in grammar school who left such an impression on her she still do this day has a stuffed animal she received from her is adorable. The book’s title comes from another essay in which Kemper tries to outfox a squirrel. One of my favorite essays is “Daughter” in which she decides to impress her parents by washing their car with brillo pads. And the reason is brilliant.
My Squirrel Days is a very fun read about the life so far of a very funny woman/comedian/TV personality/wife/mother. I highly recommend this book.
Look for My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper this October.
Thank you so much NetGalley for the advanced copy.