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Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living | [Nick Offerman]

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living

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, to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Greg Olson 07-27-15
    Greg Olson 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fine"

    Good story but Nick seemed to be bored with th reading at points. Still a big fan & plan to listen to his other book as well.

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    Annie Lou 07-26-15
    Annie Lou 07-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another sitcom actor w/a book"

    One more Hollywood type with a book about his opinions an life.
    Well written an good narration. Better than most.
    A little opinionated at times an I lost interest every now an then as I don't share a passion for being part of theater so that grew tedious.

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    Sankalp SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 07-22-15
    Sankalp SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 07-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Delicious listening!"

    On how to be a perfect hickster, Nick Offerman offers a peek into his artistic endeavors, love of his life and the characters he's played on TV including of course the one and only Ron Swanson!

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    Robert B. Green Jr. Discovery Bay, CA 07-22-15
    Robert B. Green Jr. Discovery Bay, CA 07-22-15 Member Since 2008

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    "Good But Long"

    This is a very funny book but it is extremely long
    It should have been split in two

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    Andy The Girl 07-21-15
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    "Nick tells a great story!"

    I was more than pleasantly surprised. Nick is a wonderful storyteller. He is wicked smart and had an awesome background in theater. He's humble and grateful in a sincere way - enjoyed thoroughly.

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    Scott Moore 07-21-15
    Scott Moore 07-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome Book"

    One of the best. Pure genius. Have a better understanding of Nick Offerman. worth the price.

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    Ann 07-16-15
    Ann 07-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting, funny, sweet"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story was interesting and parts of it were laugh out loud funny, but some parts were very monotone and hard to pay attention to. I LOVE the way he talks about his wife; it is adorable! I am a fan of Ron Swanson, but I am a bigger fan of Nick Offerman


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    Nena Hug 07-13-15
    Nena Hug 07-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Masterful truths in a fun to listen package"

    Mr Offerman's words wrap you in a safe burrito of truth, love and honesty. Maybe a bit too honest at times, but I could have turned the book off or skipped ahead if needed.

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    Rachel R. Rodriguez 07-10-15
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    "Great lift advice!"

    An eye opening book about life and how one should live it to the fullest.. including all the oral sex you can have!

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    Austin D. Adams APO, AE, US 07-08-15
    Austin D. Adams APO, AE, US 07-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Nick Effing Offerman... Nuff said"

    Mr. Offerman narrating this this audiobook made this one of my favorite listens. It once again capitalizes on his dedication to his art of sharing oddly heinous pearls of wisdom, wrapped with the dry humor only he can achieve. If you don't find yourself tempted to read this, check between your legs gentlemen.

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