I love Parks and Recreation. It is one of the funniest shows ever. So when I saw Retta was writing a book, I was excited. And the book didn’t disappoint. When I say this book is laugh out loud funny, I am not lying. My daughter told me to be quiet twice when I was reading it while she was watching tv because I was laughing out loud.
The book is a collection of essays about her life. She doesn’t really talk much about Parks and Rec and I thought that would bother me, but it doesn’t. My favorite chapter was actually the one she wrote about Hamilton. Though I haven’t seen it, I want to now, more than before.
The worst part of the book was the mention Fresno got. Some asshat (pardon the language) from my hometown threw out a racist tweet about her when she was live tweeting a show. She handled the situation with such grace. Just know not all people from Fresno are backwards racists.
I’m not a huge reader of celebrity memoirs. That being said, the cast of Parks and Rec has a lot of talented writers. I’ve read Amy Poehler’s Yes, Please and Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance, both of which I truly liked. And Nick Offerman’s Paddle Your Own Canoe is on my TBR. And while I really loved Yes, Please, I have to rate Retta’s book at the best. Truly the funniest thing I have read in a really long time.