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The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights twenty-one figures from our nationa€™s history, from her inception to present daya€”Nicka€™s personal pantheon of a€œgreat Americans.a€ To millions of people, Nick Offerman is America. Both Nick and his character, Ron Swanson, are known for their humor and patriotism in equal measure. After the great success of his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Offerman now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He combines both serious history with light-hearted humora€”comparing, say, Benjamin Franklina€™s abstinence from daytime drinking to his own sage refusal to join his construction crew in getting plastered on the way to work. The subject matter also allows Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to heara€”areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat. From the Hardcover edition.Ita#39;s a catchy tune with a thoughtful heart: a€œThis is where the party ends / I cana#39;t stand here listening to you / And your racist friend. ... concert of the day, replete with projections and video components, probably used less memory than your iPod Nano. ... Ia#39;m writing this from memory, but what I remember is that through her groundbreaking use of technology in performance, ... Her electric violin looked like something out of Tron that might also emit a lightsabera#39;s blade, and I also recall a bitanbsp;...

Author: Nick Offerman
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-05-26

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