Ellie Kemper joins the cadre of celebrities with essay collections on the way. EW has learned that Scribner acquired the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star’s book to be published in 2018.
The yet-to-be-titled book will feature stories and personal essays from Kemper, beginning with her childhood in St. Louis and following her career in Hollywood with roles on the television series The Office and feature film Bridesmaids, among many other projects.
“We were bowled over by Ellie Kemper’s gifts as a writer,” said Scribner Executive Editor Shannon Welch in a statement to EW. “She’s brilliant, charming, relatable, unexpected, insightful, and hilarious. She couldn’t be better company on the page.”
Kemper follows in the footsteps of other comedians like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, and most recently, Amy Schumer (whose memoir The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo sold for more than $8 million), who have garnered high-profile book deals for memoirs and essays.