As a sitcom actress (“The Office,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Ellie Kemper considers it her duty to release a quirky memoir. She comes across as just as charming and relentlessly cheerful as her “Kimmy Schmidt” character. Anecdotes include attempting to befriend wild squirrels as a warm-up to becoming the next Dian Fossey, frightening Ricky Gervais at an awards show, literally taking the shirt off Joan Cusack’s back, and the one time she lost her temper in public. There aren’t a lot of lessons to be learned from this book, but it will absolutely make you chuckle.
Jessica Sheff (Staff) (Preston Library)