MY SQUIRREL DAYS
Ellie Kemper Simon and Schuster
If you wanted to know more about Ellie Kemper who starred as Kimmy Schmidt in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as well as The Office's, Erin Hanon, this book gives insight into this comedic wife, mother and New Yorker and the funny stories of how she got into the industry, like landing her role in Bridesmaids when she actually was a Bridesmaid!
Ellie talks about her childhood in St Louis from directing/starring in her family holiday pageants, attempting (and failing) at becoming friends with the backyard squirrel, washing her dad's car with a Brillo pad and becoming a “sports monster” who ends up warming the bench of her Division 1 field hockey team in college.
It is worth learning how she navigated the industry and how she stayed true to herself is a lesson in staying positive in an industry that is tough to get into as re-Consider
flecting on the way one should also approach their own lives no matter what industry they work in.