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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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Welcome to Pawnee: First in Friendship, Fourth in Obesity. Let Leslie Knope (as played by Amy Poehler on NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation) take you on a hilarious tour through her hometown, the Midwestern haven known as Pawnee, Indiana. Meet the city's colorful citizens, like much-loved public servant and man of nature Ron Swanson; learn about industrial giants such as Sweetums and the Kernston's Rubber Nipple factory; and explore hopping nightlife venues such as the Snake Hole, or indulge in the greatest waffles in the world at JJ's Diner (specialty meal: The Four Horse-Meals of the Egg-Pork-alypse). The book also delves into Pawnee's rich and varied history, including the time the whole town was on fire, or when that cult that took over in the 1970s, and how we overcame decades of conflict with (and some unfortunate massacres of) the Wamapoke Indians to live in harmony. Everything's definitely totally cool with them now. Packed with laugh-out-loud photographs, illustrations, and commentary by all the characters from the show, Pawnee is a must-read that will make you enjoy every moment of your stay in the Greatest Town in America.
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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For all my fellow #teachersoflitsy heading back for the onslaught before the semester break 💙

(saw this one on #teachertrauma on IG)

kspenmoll Hate to tell you- we have a snow day! So happy to put off the inevitable. 2mo
hermyknee @kspenmoll SO JEALOUS. 2mo
hermyknee @kspenmoll and I was just notified that my evaluation is tomorrow morning 😭😭😭 2mo
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kspenmoll @hermyknee I am sure your evaluation will go just fine! What a way to start back.... 2mo
hermyknee ...and I just got another email notifying me that it‘s cancelled. 😒 @kspenmoll 2mo
kspenmoll @hermyknee Good it‘s cancelled? Nice yo-yo! Whenever it happens, you will do fine! 2mo
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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Sorry for the non-book related post, but yesterday, I met Jim O‘Heir from my new favorite show (I just watched earlier this year). He spent a few minutes w/ everyone & was hilarious during the q&a. I was disappointed because I didn‘t get to see Graham McTavish (Dougal from Outlander), apparently, they had some last-minute cancellations. I also went to a q&a with Cary Elwes & Chris Sarandon (Princess bride). It was fun & saw some amazing costumes!

4thhouseontheleft I 💜 so many things about this! Parks and Rec! Cary Elwes and Princess Bride! Two of my favorite things in one place. Where were you? 2mo
Scochrane26 @4thhouseontheleft I was at the Louisville, Ky comic con. There were some big celebrities there-I forgot to mention the Jon Cusack q&a. I didn‘t get autographs/meet Cary Elwes & Chris Sarandon but went to q&a. Most popular celebrity based on the line to meet him-Dave Bautista. 2mo
TNbookworm Love Parks and Rec so much! 2mo
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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Squee! My #BFF is visiting & gave this to me as a perfect belated bday present! Happy 30 to me! 😊🙂🙃🙂🙃 #LeslieKnope #ParksAndRec

This will also be my submission for #colormepretty #redwhiteblue @Sweetkokoro

eanderson This is awesome!!! 7mo
Michollio I loved this book 7mo
hermyknee @eanderson @Michollio I‘m soo excited to read it! 7mo
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This is so perfect (and true) 😂

❤️ Ron Swanson

speljamr That is so me. 11mo
C.Perone True💕 11mo
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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Sorry I didn't post this earlier @WanderingBookaneer I fell asleep before I could post the picture. Thank you for the great pick in book! I've been excited to read this, it'll give me a little more Leslie Knope in my life 😀 #JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

BookishMarginalia What a lovely kitty! 13mo
WanderingBookaneer Chocolates were supposed to have been delivered as well. Also, I love your cat! 13mo
Shadowfat @WanderingBookaneer I did get your chocolates, they look great! I forgot you were sending them and I was confused when they arrived! Thanks! He's pretty great 😎 13mo
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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When your get your SantaThing Santee the maximum number of books and come in .19 under her budget! #santathing #librarything

julesG Very good! I made it 23 cents under budget 14mo
saresmoore Woohoo! Thanks for reminding me to select for my match! 😅 14mo
umbrellagirl @julesG Nicely done! 14mo
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I was feeling pretty blue the other day, so I threw money at my emotions and bought myself these two badass babes and they just came in!

Left: April Ludgate from Parks & Rec
Right: Kitana from Mortal Kombat

#FunkoPop #TreatYoSelf

vkois88 April! I didn't even know they made that, that's awesome. Also, sometimes you just have to spend your emotions. I'm the same way. 2y
hermyknee @vkois88 yes! It‘s awesome! I didn‘t have a Funko obsession until Litsy, and now I just love them! Perfect little bookshelf companions and such a fun thing to collect! #blameitonLitsy (edited) 2y
vkois88 Haha I'm with you... I had a few before, but now I find myself lusting after them more frequently. Usually after I've seen them on someone's shelfie 😂 2y
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hermyknee @vkois88 😂♥️ I getchyou. 2y
MicrobeMom Love all things Parks and Rex! Yay April! 2y
hermyknee @MicrobeMom Me, too! It‘s my favorite show and my go-to when I‘m feeling overwhelmed 💕 2y
MicrobeMom My daughter and I just rewatched the whole series. She had not seen it. We are both big Ron Swanson fans. I think he one of my fav TV characters of all time!!! 2y
Leftcoastzen Cool! 2y
Craftylikefox Nice!!! 2y
Bookzombie Katana is so cool!! (edited) 2y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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-Andy Dwyer
This has been one of those weeks that I‘ve felt like I have no idea what I‘m doing. 😂 This quote helps on a Wednesday!

Cathythoughts I love it 😍👍🏻👍🏻 2y
GripLitGrl A great hump day post👏👏💞 2y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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Getting the fam to watch Parks and Rec because it's my favourite show ever.

Oryx It's so good 💕 2y
hermyknee YESSS!!!! 2y
IamIamIam LOVED this show! I can't walk past a water fountain and not giggle! 2y
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OrangeMooseReads I love this show! I wish I could be a Leslie Knope (edited) 2y
tif @Oryx right!! I could watch it forever 2y
tif @hermyknee 😁 2y
tif @OrangeMooseReads she's my hero! She's always so positive and resilient and human 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Love this show! 2y
Liatrek Me and my son just marathoned this show last weekend. It‘s all kindness of Greatness! Leslie and Ben are my new favorite TV couple ❤️ 2y
AmyG Best show! My kids were so into this. They used to quote lines all the time. 2y
tif @Liatrek I'm always torn between Leslie and Ben or April and Andy 2y
tif @ElishaLovesBooks it's just the best 2y
tif @AmyG mother of the year!! 2y
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This was on our library “heart” tree. Even though Leslie was not a fan of librarians, I love that I‘m a punk [a-word] book jockey!

Lacythebookworm That‘s great! 2y
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I can't stop watching Parks and Rec! First rewatch since it ended, and it's still soooooo good!

hermyknee I watch Parks and Rec all the time (like over and over - it can‘t be healthy)... best show ever!! 2y
TieDyeDude @hermyknee Totally healthy. Better than most shows on TV right now. 2y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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A little project I've been working on for a Christmas present.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! 2y
erinreads This is amazing! 2y
Tamra Oh, how sweet! 2y
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Zoe_reads_books Love it!! 2y
manifestsanity Treat Yo Self! 2y
Leelee08 Omg, I want!!!!😍😍😍 2y
kylienoele Omg 😍😍 2y
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Guys, I just finished Parks and Recreation and I have been wrecked emotionally. I wasn‘t ready. 😭

cobwebmoth I LOVE this show! 2y
kylienoele This is one of my all time favorite shows!!!! 2y
rach_simone The best!!!! I quote it on a regular basis and will rewatch random eps. Love love love 2y
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eanderson One of my very favorite shows!!! Ron Swanson is my spirit animal. 2y
TheLibrarian One of my absolute favorite shows!! I rewatch it all the time. 2y
Johanna414 I love this show! I put on an episode to fall asleep to every night 2y
Beckys_Books I've never seen it! 2y
the-flashley @Beckys_Books I 100% recommend it! It‘s super funny and just an all around good show. 😊 2y
8leagueboot Parks and Rec is the best!! 2y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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Wise words from Leslie Knope as social media is being flooded by negative messages this week. No one achieves anything alone. #DemandDignity #LeslieKnopeForPresident Lots of love to our #Littens in Puerto Rico and those across the Litsy community dealing with tragedy and injustice. ❤️ I am grateful to the Litsy community for always treating others with respect and kindness. #ThankYou

Donate to hurricane relief:

AndreaReads Love this! Thank you, @hermyknee 2y
ReadingSusan ❤️❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Nat_Reads Perfect. 2y
ruthemmielang I second Knope for president 😊 2y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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My #backyard is boring, so instead I took a pic of the state park near my office. It's a great spot to read during my lunch break. #sizzlinsummerbooks

Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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LauraBeth It's Galentine's Day!!! ❤😀 3y
Eyelit 💕👩🏻 3y
readinginthedark ❤️❤️🎉🎂 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi Happy Galentine's Day!!! 3y
Bookcation74 Favorite Holiday! 💖 3y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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My two #favoritenonromanticcouple s are not from books, but I have to choose them. Ron and Leslie on Parks and Rec, and Jack and Liz from 30 Rock. They are #friendshipgoals. #booklove17

Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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Littens... I meet with my boss tomorrow to let him know I want to quit and stay home with my baby... I'm so nervous! I've never quit anything before 😳🤢 and I don't want to be an inconvenience. Ugh! I keep getting waves of nausea and nerves just anticipating it

josie281 We have your back. I stayed home with my babies and best thing for me and them. Xoxo 3y
JSW A few words of support: 1) no one will ever look out for your best interests like YOU. Do what's best for you. 2) Good bosses support people, even when it's an inconvenience to the boss. If your boss is not a good boss, that is not your problem. See number 1). 3) you can totally do this. Because if you can even contemplate creating and raising a human, everything else is easy. 😘❤❤ (edited) 3y
Bibliogeekery You can do it! 💪🏽😘 3y
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Smrloomis Exciting! You can do it. And maybe take some crackers? For you, not your boss 😂 3y
RanaElizabeth Agree a thousand percent with @JSW but especially with number 2. 3y
Cinfhen Well said @JSW and good for you @Smangela knowing what you want and need is vital for you and your family!!! I also hate confrontation but you are doing the right thing. 💞💪🏼 sending strength 3y
Jenshootsweddings I think @JSW said it best!! You truly need to look out for YOU and do what's best for YOU (and your family). Women are ingrained to care too much what others think, even when it comes to making the best decisions for ourselves and our families. Do you! You got this 💪🏻 3y
CocoReads @JSW has it right! Good luck. 3y
EricQiao You go girl! 👊 3y
BarbaraJean Ugh, I relate to those feelings!! I had to quit a job last week and I woke up in a panic in the middle of the night just thinking about having to have that talk the next day. All that to say: I hear you! You'll get through it and everything is going to be okay! 3y
GypsyKat You can do this! It is a job, you do not owe them anything other than respect, honesty, and two weeks notice. Keep focused on YOU and your family. Good luck, you got this! 💗 3y
Sarahr875 Your baby is most important. Your boss will get over it. You've got this! 3y
minkyb Just think of your goal - staying home with your baby. It is a tough, emotional decision. Just be direct and honest. You are not doing anything wrong! 3y
Smangela Wow, I'm so blown away by the support. You all have made me feel so much better! Thank you, thank you, thank you! @josie281 @JSW @Bibliogeekery @Smrloomis @RanaElizabeth @Cinfhen @Jenshootsweddings @CocoReads @EricQiao @BarbaraJean @GypsyKat @Sarahr875 💜💜💜 3y
NCNY Good luck. Everything IS going to be okay. 👍🏻 3y
Smangela I knew Litsy would be the best place for words of encouragement and advice :) @minkyb @NCNY thank you!! 3y
Tanner Oooh, never feel bad about wanting to stay home to be with your kids, if that's what you want. Life's too short, your boss will get over it, and one day your baby will love what you did! 3y
CouronneDhiver Family first. It will be totally worth it. Just think of how relieved you'll feel on the other side of that conversation 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Think how amazing it will be! Fortitude! 3y
Smangela @Tanner @CouronneDhiver @CherylDeFranceschi @NCNY @minkyb @josie281 @JSW @Smrloomis @Bibliogeekery @RanaElizabeth @Cinfhen @Jenshootsweddings @CocoReads @EricQiao @BarbaraJean @GypsyKat @Sarahr875 Well everyone, I did it! I can't thank you all enough - you gave me more self-confidence and reassurance. And for the record my boss was gracious and kind and said he was happy for me 😅I'm so relieved - feels like a huge weight off my shoulders (edited) 3y
Tanner Yay! So glad to hear it! 3y
Sarahr875 Awesome!!!! 3y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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Part two of the Christmas haul! This and part three are gifts from my mom. This is what happens when she tells me to buy whatever I want online for Christmas! She had no one to blame but herself. 😊

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I just really enjoyed this article and wanted to share: http://www.vox.com/first-person/2016/11/10/13580582/leslie-knope-donald-trump

LauraBrook Thank you so much for posting this link. I needed more Knope in my day! (Note: this is always true.) ❤️ 3y
saresmoore @LauraBrook She's just the best. 3y
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saresmoore @BookishMarginalia Isn't it? Brava(o) to the writer for nailing Leslie's voice and sharing an important message. 3y
DebinHawaii It was a great letter/message! 👍❤️ 3y
Cortg Thanks for sharing! I have never been so upset over politics in my life & it's really crappy. This definitely helped. 3y
saresmoore @Cortg Same. It's unprecedented. ❤️ to you! 3y
EnidBiteEm This. 😀😀😀 3y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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My fiancé made me a custom board for all my pins. She's the best!

BekahB I LOVE your pins! I'm is awe of the Supernatural pins. 😃 3y
Leelee08 Parks and Rec, FTW!! 3y
Owlizabeth I neeeed that Swanson!! 3y
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OSChamberlain @BekahB @Leelee08 @Owlizabeth Both the supernatural and P&R pins plus more of each can be found on moremeknow.com. You should get emmmmm!!! 3y
Yournewfriendsams I'm a pin collector too 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3y
OSChamberlain @Yournewfriendsams oh snap! Pinheads unite! 3y
Sue I didn't even know this was a thing. I'm starting to think that Litsy is full of enablers! (And I love you all!!) 3y
Texreader This is awesome! 3y
youngreadrshelf Great pins! 3y
BookNerdBritt I have the same Deathly Hallows pin 😄 3y
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"I will take a free breakfast buffet, any time, any place." -Ron Swanson

LauraBrook This is for @Leelee08 and her awesome new bacon and eggs post-it's! 3y
Leelee08 Awww thank you!! That's my man!😍🍳❤️ 3y
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Ok, it's school supplies time, so I'm geeking out hardcore. I love prepping for the semester ahead. Ron Swanson would totally approve of my new sticky notepad. (Also, I have GOT to get this Parks and Rec book!) #parksandrecreation #iloveschoolsupplies📚🤓🍳🍽

OSChamberlain Ahhhhh amazing!! I have a Ron pin 3y
BookBabe Egg! So cute 😁🍳 3y
LauraBrook Give me all the bacon and eggs you have. 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin This made me lol! Love!😂💜 3y
Leelee08 @OSChamberlain I ❤️ Ron sooo much! 3y
Leelee08 @BookBabe Right?! I like the bacon page markers, too... 3y
Leelee08 @LauraBrook Ha! I was gonna put that quote but it didn't know if anyone would catch it! 3y
Leelee08 @PurpleyPumpkin 😂😂😂 3y
MallloCup I love this post so much! Hahaha 3y
Leelee08 @MallloCup Thank you!! 3y
Bookworm83 Where did you find such an awesome notepad? I want it 😍 3y
NautiGirlReads Where did you find those?! I NEED them!! Love it!! ☺️ 3y
Stephtck Love this! 3y
Leelee08 @Bookworm83 @NautiGirlReads Thank you! I got them at a chain we have in Alabama called Five Below, where everything is $5 and under. The notepad and page markers were only $1! 😀😬😍 3y
Leelee08 @Stephtck Thank you! 3y
NautiGirlReads @Leelee08 I will have to look on Amazon since I live in Maine! 😁 3y
read.run.travel I have the book, a gift from my best friend 😍 Pawnee forever 🤘🏽 3y
Leelee08 @traveling_bibliophile Ditto!🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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What a week! 💪🏽 Finished my Spanish exams? ✔️ Handed in my Bachelor thesis? ✔️ Got hired for a full-time job? ✔️ I am finally free for the good things in life - such as reading! Now give me all the books 👓📚 PS: my best friend gives the best gifts 👭 any Parks fans? 😍

lissyreads That's awesome! Congratulations you beautiful mermaid! 📚💁 4y
moranadatter Congratulations! 4y
MyBookLife Congratulations!! I love Parks and rec ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Jellybeanbon @evaf Congratulations on a great week. I'm sure Leslie would approve! 4y
read.run.travel Thank you, ladies! You are all beautiful, rule-breaking moths! 💃🏽💕 4y
Gezemice Awesome! Congrats! 4y
read.run.travel @Gezemice thank you! :) 4y
Leelee08 Congrats and I LOVE Parks and Rec!!❤️❤️ 4y
read.run.travel Thank you @Leelee08! :) so much Parks love on Litsy 😍 4y
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