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Pawnee: The Greatest Town in Americaby Leslie Knope
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Parks and Recreationand#160;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 womanand#151;who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known asand#160;Parks and Recreationand#8217;s Ron Swanson? and#160;Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworkingand#151;he runs his own woodshopand#151;Paddle Your Own Canoeand#160;featuresand#160;talesand#160;from Offermanand#8217;s childhoodand#160;in small-town Minooka, Illinoisand#151;and#147;I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfieldand#8221;and#151;to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.and#160;and#160;and#160;It also offersand#160;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,and#160;Paddle Your Own Canoeand#160;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.
Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous musings on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book.
Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to learn from than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreations Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features sage advice in the categories of love, etiquette, time management, diet, grooming, and self-confidence.
Filled with laughter, wood shavings, and kisses,” Paddle Your Own Canoe includes stories from Offermans childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his beginnings as a carpenter/actor and to the hilarious seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. And if that wasnt enough, Offerman also shares a haiku. About bratwurst.
A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated rants, and offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only delight readers but may also rouse them to put down their smartphones, study sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand carve (and paddle) their own canoes.
Welcome to Pawnee: More Exciting than New York, More Glamorous than Hollywood, Roughly the Same Size as Bismarck, North Dakota In Pawnee, Leslie Knope (as played by Amy Poehler on NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation) takes readers on a hilarious tour through her hometown, the Midwestern haven known as Pawnee, Indiana. The book chronicles the city's colorful citizens and hopping nightlife, and also explores some of the most hilarious events from its crazy history--like the time the whole town was on fire, its ongoing raccoon infestation, and the cult that took over in the 1970s. Packed with laugh-out-loud-funny photographs, illustrations, and commentary by the other inhabitants of Pawnee, it's a must-read that will make you enjoy every moment of your stay in the Greatest Town in America.
About the Author
Nick Offerman is People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012: Moustache Edition, currently stars in the NBC series Parks and Recreation. His numerous television and movie appearances include roles in Childrens Hospital, 21 Jump Street, and The Men Who Stare at Goats. Offerman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Megan Mullally, where he spends his time off-set running the Offerman Woodshop, where he builds canoes, dining room tables, and mustache combs.
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