Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book.
Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman - who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking - he runs his own woodshop - Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois - "I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield" - to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees.
A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even handcraft (and paddle) their own canoes.
©2013 Nick Offerman (P)2013 Penguin
great performance. enjoyed the stories of how he hit the big time. his irreverence was sprinkled throughout making the book entertaining
Nick Offerman's book is insightful, funny, and well written. It is a lot better book than some of the other books written by celebrities. If you love his character and performance on Parks and Rec then you will love this book. This book is hilarious and it gives you insights into his personal life. Unlike other celebrity books, this was well formulated from start to finish.
Great story, this audio book was really worth my time. I found myself unable to do much of anything else while I listened because I just didn't want to miss anything. Nick has always been a favorite actor of mine and after I saw American Ham, he then became one of my favorite comedians. This audio book was really good. I will gladly listen to it again someday.
The funniest, filthiest, and sweetest book I've listened to in a long while. If you love his work, or just want to know what it's like growing up in the rural midwest, this book is for you. From one lucky bastard to another, this book is awesome.
I never thought an autobiography would be a type of book I'd want to listen to again, but as soon as this ended I am sad to the point of wanting to start it over again. I will force myself to move on to my other waiting books, but if I ever have a down day I will let Nick Offerman's confident voice remind me that with a little hard work and luck everything will work out. I am also encouraged to buy some good handmade furniture whenever we start replacing our second-hand, fake wood furniture. It also helps that I'm from Morris, IL so I know most of his local references.
loved the humor, stories, & brilliant verbage that Nick has written. With him narrating, his dry humor & stories capture the scenes vividly. I absolutely love this book!
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