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'Portlandia' Book Due in November

Parody travel guide to feature show's characters, places

February 9, 2012 12:05 PM ET
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia'
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia'
Chris Hornbecker

Portlandia, the IFC sketch comedy show starring Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein and Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen, will gets its own book later this year. The comedy duo have signed on to pen Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors for Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette. The book, a parody of travel guides featuring callbacks to the many characters and institutions featured in the show, is scheduled to hit stores on November 20th.

Portlandia, now in its second season, has already spawned a spinoff concert tour. While on a break from that jaunt, the duo stopped by Rolling Stone's studios to interview one another and perform an impromptu cover of Devo's "Beautiful World," which you can see below.

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