There will never be another new episode of Parks And Recreation. This fact cannot be denied, no matter how hard we try. However, hope need not fade so long as fans keep posting remembrances, retrospectives, video remixes, and other such tributes until the gods take pity on them and fold time back on itself, allowing everyone to experience the magic of the series anew.

With that goal in mind, here is a list of books, both real and fictional, that were embraced by key members of the Parks And Recreation gang over the course of the show. With titles like Air Force Nøne and Mulch Ado About Nothing, the list demonstrates that the Parks writers had a facility with wordplay that rivaled that of The Simpsons writers and their famously hilarious signage.

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  1. A History Of Pawnee, Indiana
  2. It’s Not the Size of the Boat: Embracing Life with a Micro Penis
  3. Mysteries of the Female Orgasm
  4. The Nutmeg of Consolation
  5. Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World
  6. Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America
  7. The Time Traveler’s Optometrist
  8. Organize It!
  9. Organize It! 2: Engage with Zorp
  10. The Thing About Me Is, I’m Perd Hapley
  11. Auto Repair Manual-1982
  12. Air Force Nøne by Gay Perello
  13. Groffle the Awful Waffle
  14. Limb-Itless: A True Tale of One Woman’s Ridiculous Courage
  15. Genius A’flame: Game of Joans: Joan Callamezzo: a Portrait in Words
  16. Mulch Ado About Nothing
  17. Are You Gonna Crawl My Way?
  18. Rad Dads by Apolo Anton Ohno and Shaun White
  19. Barely a President: William Henry Harrison’s Thirty-Two Days in the White House by Bill Haggarty
  20. Biden the Rails: 1001 Poems Inspired by My Travels Through Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor
  21. Failure: an American Success Story

The original list over at Medium includes descriptions of each entry, and tips readers off as to which of the titles are real and which are made up.

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