Gumption

Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

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Publisher Description

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 nation’s history, from her inception to present day—Nick’s personal pantheon of “great Americans.”

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 humor—comparing, say, Benjamin Franklin’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 hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.

GENRE
Humor
RELEASED
2015
May 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
14.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Uncle Todd's Goatee ,

Hey watch this...

I recommend this book to anyone with a dry & sometimes childish sense of humor. It's tickles from the inside out.

Rmccoid ,

An Excellent Read

Another home run for Nick Offerman. Makes you think, makes you feel, makes you want to create something good in the world. When does book 3 come out ?!

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