My Squirrel Days

My Squirrel Days

Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious and uplifting collection of essays about one pale woman?s journey from Midwestern naf to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker. There comes a time in every sitcom actress?s life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When Ellie Kemper?s n Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious and uplifting ...

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Title:My Squirrel Days
Author:Ellie Kemper
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:My Squirrel Days
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

My Squirrel Days Reviews

  • Mehrsa
    Dec 03, 2018
    I love her on TV, but I could not take her character in a book. It felt false and grating. ...
  • Lindsay
    Jul 20, 2018
    I like Ellie Kemper. She seems like a nice, fun person. But as far as her storytelling goes, I feel like not enough of the things she's experience in life are all that interesting. That sounds mean, I'm sorry. For me, I don't find improv that interesting, and she did a lot of that befo...
  • Cynthia
    Dec 06, 2018
    There wasn?t much to this book. I found myself thinking about other things while listening. It didn?t make me laugh...just amused me at times. I borrowed the audiobook from the library thankfully. I think this book would have been better later in her career after she had done more....
  • Krista
    Aug 26, 2018
    There comes a time in every sitcom actress's life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When my number was up, I told myself that I would not blink. I would fulfill my duty as an upbeat actress under contract on a television series and serve my country in the only way ...
  • Ellie
    Jul 09, 2018
    I JUST GOT APPROVED ON NETGALLEY BRB SCREAMING :D ...
  • Girl Well Read
    Jul 25, 2018
    A special thank you to Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Ellie Kemper is a comedian and star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and appeared on the US The Office series. Her other written work includes writing for GQ, Esquire, The New York Tim...
  • Becca
    Oct 09, 2018
    Note: I received a copy of My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Let me express that I love Ellie Kemper. Granted, I have only watched the pilot episode of The Office, but Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of my all-time favorite comedies. &...
  • Atiya
    Dec 02, 2018
    What? told you books about privileged white women are my weakness. Kemper's memoir sounds like Sweet Valley Twins books where she just la dee da's her way through and idyllic childhood and adulthood where she can afford to intern at Leo Burnett AND take improv classes in NYC - all on m...
  • Colleen C
    Sep 16, 2018
    While I'm a self-professed lover of celebrity memoirs, I wasn't in love with Ellie Kemper's My Squirrel Days. Although there were a couple of entertaining essays, many of the topics were mundane and sometimes boring (e.g. complaining to waiters about a lentil and quinoa salad; joking a...
  • Justin Brendel
    Aug 03, 2018
    Thank you to Netgalley for this advanced copy in exchange for a review. 3.5 stars rounded to 4. My Squirrel Days was a nice collection of essays on life, showbiz, relationships, pink pants, bridesmaids, and much more. The stories about the early days of UCB were nice. I enjoyed Elli...
  • Simone
    Nov 23, 2018
    ? true crime (...that a wholesim being such as Ellie exists ?) ????? 5 stars This was so enjoyable to listen to! Not sure if I intentionally listened to this after Tina Fey?s (something I?d do though) but they compliment each other so well. Laughed out loud ...
  • Kate Vocke
    Oct 06, 2018
    I'm pretty sure I am not alone in my feelings that I feel like Ellie Kemper is my friend. I mean, she just might be the most fun, and happiest celebrity on the planet - free from scandal, always smiling, and just about as sugary sweet as one can be right? I was SO excited to read her b...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Aug 15, 2018
    Look, I really, really like Ellie Kemper as an actress and a person. I relate to her a lot as I have a similar upbeat, somewhat spastic personality and a tendency to pee when I laugh too much (TMI??). However, and there is no nice way to say this, sometimes you can be a funny, interest...
  • Nicole
    Sep 21, 2018
    ** I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ** Let me be honest here for a second.... I wanted to absolutely love this book. I really really did. And I did like it, but did not LOVE it like I wanted to. I thoroughly enjoyed watching The Office and I like...
  • Garrett
    Dec 05, 2018
    If you're thinking about reading this book, I can only say DON'T! DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. Instead, listen to the audiobook because, my god, it is hysterical. You can't get the same punchlined tones from reading it as opposed to having Ellie read it TO you. Besides, you're lazy and this ...
  • Julia V
    Oct 20, 2018
    (3.75) ... Despite what a lot of reviews said, this book is hilarious! I constantly found myself laughing out loud in public while reading. And turning to the person next to me to tell about vagina flies. Here's the deal, I may be biased on this book. I absolutely love Ellie Kemper,...
  • Vini
    Jul 28, 2018
    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via Edelweiss for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own My Squirrel Days is Ellie Kemper's first memoir. You might know her from The Office or Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt. Personally, I've never watched The Office...
  • Trianna
    Sep 01, 2018
    2.5/5 Aside from watching her on The Office and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I knew nothing about Ellie Kemper before reading this collection os essays. I enjoyed some of them, but most of them fell flat. She would relate two parts of her life into a single essay, which did no...
  • Brandon Forsyth
    Aug 11, 2018
    Like a Norman Rockwell housewife secretly plotting to murder her perfect family (WITH COMEDY), Ellie Kemper deliciously sets up and then undercuts her shucks-golly Midwestern persona in this charming collection of essays, loosely structured around the idea of the different "roles" she'...
  • Julia (jaylamm.reads)
    Oct 02, 2018
    Thank you NetGalley, Scribner books, and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of My Squirrel Days. Oh Ellie Kemper is such a joy! I became a fan while watching her on The Office, and have continued to enjoy her work on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. My...
  • Jo
    Nov 27, 2018
    Cuando parti hablando como Kimmy supe que no iba a ser una buena biografa :(.Siento que no cont nada realmente importante o ancdotas buenas como en otras bios que he escuchado por ah. ...
  • Merry Mercurial
    Sep 14, 2018
    I?m sure network and Netflix studios are overloaded with whiteboards sporting the same set of adjectives (plucky, charismatic, strong yet sensitive, gritty yet unspoiled by modern living, unglamorous yet cuter than a button on an Easter tux worn by a monkey), meant to describe their ...
  • Kristen
    Nov 11, 2018
    This book is very on brand for the author. She put s forth stories that reinforce her public persona but does not disclose any information that is personal or meaningful. ...
  • Scott S.
    Nov 26, 2018
    I've enjoyed Kemper's solid work in her comedic supporting roles on NBC's The Office and on the big screen in Bridesmaids and The Secret Life of Pets. Although it seems a little early in her career to pen a memoir - to be fair, she's not alone in this recent and burgeoning cottage indu...
  • Chelsea
    Sep 17, 2018
    DNF @ 48% - Ellie Kemper seems like a lovely person, but this memoir is just so, so average. ...
  • Robin Bonne
    Aug 16, 2018
    Ellie Kemper writes about her life and acting/comedy career. The parts I enjoyed the most were the ones about her awkward encounters with other people. These felt the most relatable and a few of them made me laugh aloud. While there were plenty of jokes, there were times I wished E...
  • Kristyn Kricket
    Jul 09, 2018
    I was lucky to have gotten an excerpt a few weeks ago and I devoured it greedily, wishing I had more of it to read. Today, my wish was granted as I received an advance reading copy of the entire book from Edelweiss. I raced through My Squirrel Days giggling like a loon and plotting out...
  • Misti
    Oct 16, 2018
    This celebrity memoir from the star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt reflects on many of the roles she has played, both on screen and in life. These essays are arranged in some semblance of chronological order, so the reader gets a view into all of the stages of Kemper's life so far. For m...
  • Jordan
    Oct 02, 2018
    Ellie Kemper keeps alive the spirit she gives us on screen. I found myself smiling, feeling twangs of my own nostalgia, through hers. Kemper sheds light on the everyday moments in Hollywood. Between takes and auditions, what an actors life is like on and off set, and what it?s li...
  • Kelly 💜☕️
    Oct 28, 2018
    DID NOT FINISH. Stopped at 58% complete (about 3.5 hours in) Not sure how this book got on my radar, but I enjoy celebrity memoirs, especially when audio is narrated by the author. I?m not really a fan of Ellie Kemper, but don?t have anything against her. This book missed th...