National Treasure Amy Poehler Also Writing A Book Now

Over the weekend, during the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, NBC comedy showrunner Michael Schur pointed out on Twitter that National Treasure Amy Poehler has racked up 18 nominations (Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, TCA Awards, etc.) but has yet to actually win. (She does, however, have an MTV Movie Award for peeing in the sink in Baby Mama.) This is kind of a bummer.

But no matter how much silverware Poehler has upon her shelves, she has won the most important award of them all: America’s undying love and affection. From her high-strung camp musical director in Wet Hot American Summer to the best Weekend Update cohost ever on SNL to seasons of laughs as Leslie Knope to her adorable web series Smart Girls at the Party, Amy Poehler doesn’t need the validation of some dumb award show to kick ass and merit the love of the masses. She will continue to be Amy Poehler, and everything was beautiful and nothing hurt. 

But before this just turns into a National Treasure Amy Poehler Appreciation Post without any sort of news peg (we have Tumblr for that), there is a reason to mention Amy Poehler, as she will now be writing a book for HarperCollins’ It Books imprint. And before you can say Bossypants / Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? / Whatever Lena Dunham’s Book is Called, the book, scheduled for a 2014 release, is, according to the publisher, “inspired in part by Poehler’s interest in helping young women navigate the adult world" and “an illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons.” Illustrated, eh? No word yet on whether Poehler will be doing the illustrations herself, or if they’ll bring in Jerry to create a murinal on paper. Jerry is the worst.

Because there are no excerpts to read yet, let’s watch her and Tina Fey killing it at the Golden Globes again.

Amy Poehler’s Awesome Web Series, ‘Smart Girls at the Party,’ Is Back

Leslie Knope claims she doesn’t "understand youth culture," but Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation character would certainly approve of her rad web series, Smart Girls at the Party. The show, which just began its third season on Monday, is a talk show that salutes tween girls who are "changing the world by being themselves." In the Season Three premiere, we meet Precela, a 14-year-old boxer who takes the Smart Girls team for an intense training session. 

 
Poehler is goofy but never channels a kids-show vibe or talks down to her guests. The vibe she goes for is more James Lipton than Nick Jr., and her guests, which have included a young feminist who has met Gloria Steinem, a yogini and an aspiring rock star, always look like they’re having a great time. And you would too, if you got to show off your mad skills, answer hard-hitting questions ("If you knew you stood no risk of getting hurt, which animal would you rather hug: A polar bear or a lion?") and having one of the show’s signature dance parties, which include special guests like Jack McBrayer and Jason Sudeikis. 
 
As Drunk Leslie Knope would say, "It’s fart and it’s smunny." Roll clip.