This List Of Nick Offerman's Favorite Audiobooks Is Not To Be Trifled With

From history to humor to human nature, these are the books that have kept the comic actor-authorator entertained on long car rides.

The actor behind one of TV’s all-time best bosses has been narrating audiobooks and programs … like a boss. His latest book, Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshopis out right now, and yes, listening to it is as delightful as eating a turf and turf. In addition to his own memoirs/manifestos, Nick Offerman also recently narrated Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and he’s the host of the hilarious Audible Original series Bedtime Stories for Cynics

Not surprisingly, Offerman is also an avid listener — he tells us that he and his fellow comedian/actor/lovely wife Megan Mullally listen to books in the car all the time — so we asked him to recommend a few favorites for you guys. 

Them: Adventures with Extremists

"Mr. Ronson has become one of my absolute favorites for his casually humorous looks at subjects that are often very serious. My heroic bride, Megan, curated the audiobooks on our recent tour and this was the clear favorite. Hear the secrets of the world's most secret societies, read by the gentle writer himself!"

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

"I wish Sarah Vowell were my sister. I love my two actual sisters, but they just don't write books with the incisive humor and begrudging appreciation of humanity that Sarah delivers in all of her work. Her investigation into 'the deal with Lafayette and America' is incredibly funny and insightful. And it suddenly made me cry. Twice."

Guns, Germs and Steel

"I finally found time to shoehorn this instant classic into my commute. Mr. Diamond lays out the solidly researched case for how geography and timing are largely to blame for the current imbalance of power and wealth amongst the tribes and/or nations of the world. If you still suspect that all humans are not created equal, this will go a long way towards explaining why it's irrefutable."

Fox 8

"This is the perfect appetizer to get you drooling for more by the most original writer working today. At 37 minutes, this tale is in turns delightfully funny, wickedly satirical, and considerably moving. Saunders' unassuming voice lends an empathetic embrace to all of his audiobooks, and this is no exception. He hugs us with his talent and it is DELICIOUS."

A Short History of Nearly Everything

"This book is an absolute gas. Learning about science can be rather dry for many of us because of the tendency (for me) to nap during technical descriptions of atomic particles or plate tectonics, but Mr. Bryson delivers all of this and more in such avuncular layperson's terms that it made me sit up and say, 'Oh. That makes sense! I get it now.' With his trademark leaning to mirth and self-deprecation on the part of humankind, Mr. Bryson (engagingly rendered by Richard Matthews) proves yet again why he's every student's favorite teacher."

Them: Adventures with Extremists

"Mr. Ronson has become one of my absolute favorites for his casually humorous looks at subjects that are often very serious. My heroic bride, Megan, curated the audiobooks on our recent tour and this was the clear favorite. Hear the secrets of the world's most secret societies, read by the gentle writer himself!"

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

"I wish Sarah Vowell were my sister. I love my two actual sisters, but they just don't write books with the incisive humor and begrudging appreciation of humanity that Sarah delivers in all of her work. Her investigation into 'the deal with Lafayette and America' is incredibly funny and insightful. And it suddenly made me cry. Twice."

Guns, Germs and Steel

"I finally found time to shoehorn this instant classic into my commute. Mr. Diamond lays out the solidly researched case for how geography and timing are largely to blame for the current imbalance of power and wealth amongst the tribes and/or nations of the world. If you still suspect that all humans are not created equal, this will go a long way towards explaining why it's irrefutable."

Fox 8

"This is the perfect appetizer to get you drooling for more by the most original writer working today. At 37 minutes, this tale is in turns delightfully funny, wickedly satirical, and considerably moving. Saunders' unassuming voice lends an empathetic embrace to all of his audiobooks, and this is no exception. He hugs us with his talent and it is DELICIOUS."

A Short History of Nearly Everything

"This book is an absolute gas. Learning about science can be rather dry for many of us because of the tendency (for me) to nap during technical descriptions of atomic particles or plate tectonics, but Mr. Bryson delivers all of this and more in such avuncular layperson's terms that it made me sit up and say, 'Oh. That makes sense! I get it now.' With his trademark leaning to mirth and self-deprecation on the part of humankind, Mr. Bryson (engagingly rendered by Richard Matthews) proves yet again why he's every student's favorite teacher."

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