Rob Lowe is best known for his roles on “West Wing” and “Brothers and Sisters,” or more recently as Chris on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” Any fan of “Parks and Recreations” knows that Lowe is surprisingly funny, especially since his roles are generally serious. Lowe’s comedic side also showed in his 2011 memoir, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends.” The book was an instant success, spending weeks at the top of the New York Times best-seller list.
Simon & Schuster is interested in releasing a sophomore Lowe book, this time focusing on “sex, marriage, money, work, fatherhood and sports, drawing upon Mr. Lowe’s own experiences and observations,” The NY Times reports. The company is certain the second book will be a success because Lowe proved to be a “great storyteller.” Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement, “The second book will prove that he can write about anything and continue to captivate readers.” Lowe will work on the book in between projects. It’s expected for a 2013 release.
Though Lowe has many tales to tell about his personal life and extensive career, he’s not the only “Parks and Recreation” cast member we’d like to read about!
Think about what a great book Aziz Ansari (Tom) would put out. Before his gig on “Parks and Recreation,” Ansari was best known for his stand-up comedy and as co-creator of MTV’s “Human Giant.” Maybe his career is as an extensive as Lowe’s, but the book would leave you laughing out loud. Rashida Jones (Anne) would be another great biography to read. Her father is famous producer Quincy Jones, just imagine who normal visitors around her home as a child were. She’s had some famous boyfriends and also appeared in a number of major films as well.
Quite possibly the best biography that would come out of “Parks and Recreation” would be one from star Amy Poehler (Leslie). Not only is Poehler married to and mother of Will Arnett’s babies, but she is a pioneer of comedy in a way. She and Tina Fey transformed “Saturday Night Live” from a man’s club to fair play for women. Though she’s not on the weekly show any more, she left a lasting impact for years to come.