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.
"Like bacon for your ears"
Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-God hard day's work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture but also fun stuff - kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, even mustache combs.
"Insightful, Cover to Cover"
The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times best seller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights 21 figures from our nation's history, from her inception to present day - Nick's personal pantheon of "great Americans".
"Swagger and mirth"
[Contains explicit content] In this episode of Bedtime Stories for Cynics, the fiery Lewis Black tells an original story by Dave Hill called "Todd the Dragon Slayer." As you can probably guess, it features a dragon. And a guy named Todd. It's totally awesome.
[Contains explicit content] In this episode of Bedtime Stories for Cynics, Tommy Chong lends his voice to the retelling of Aesop's classic fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. Our version, written by Matt Lieb, features some familiar elements--like the race--but our animals live in a hippie co-op, where sometimes a race isn't about, like, racing. Right, man?
[Contains explicit content] It's every Southern Californian teenager's dream, right? Ride in a banged up Toyota hatchback to a divey night club, meet a real-life Arabian prince, and get rescued from your life of toilet scrubbing. In this episode of Bedtime Stories for Cynics, Brent Weinbach creates a modern-day version of "Cinderella," set in Los Angeles.
[Contains explicit content] In this episode of Bedtime Stories for Cynics, Maria Bamford brings to life the most adorable home-invasion in history - "Goldilocks." Our version of this classic tale, reimagined by Dave Hill, takes a sober look at this childhood favorite from the perspective that anyone who would break into a family of bears' house, eat their food, destroy their furniture, and mess up their beds must be one serious piece of work.