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 hand-craft
(and paddle) their own canoes. Download and start listening now!