Poehler will write an "illustrated, non-linear diary," according to the Associated Press. There's more from It Books' news release: "An illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons, the book will be a unique and engaging experience from one of today's most talented and beloved stars."
Poehler is the versatile Saturday Night Live star who has gone on to anchor her own prime-time comedy, "Parks and Recreation," and appear in feature films like
Fey's memoir "Bossypants," a collection of essays, may have been inspiration for Poehler's book deal. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- the frightening man-arms cover, "Bossypants" became a bestseller.
While the terms of Poehler's memoir deal were not disclosed, its unusual format sounds like it may have potential. "Amy's intelligence, comedic genius, and care for her craft shines through everything she does, and I know that this book will be no exception," said Executive Editor Carrie Thornton. "To have the chance to work with an artist of this caliber is every editor's great hope, and I can't wait to see how this book evolves."