Paddle your Own Canoe

Paddle your Own Canoe

One Man's Principles for Delicious Living

Book - 2013
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The actor known for roles in such productions as Parks and Recreation shares whimsical musings on a range of topics from love and manliness to grooming and eating meat, offering additional discussions of his life before fame and his courtship of his wife, Megan Mullally.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2013
ISBN: 9780525954217
Characteristics: xii, 337 pages : ill. ; 24 cm
Call Number: B OFFERMAN, N


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Jul 12, 2018

I was really excited to read this book, but it was sort of a let down. By all means, give it a try if you are a fan of Parks and Rec (like me) or just Nick himself. I, however, could not make it past the halfway point, since I didn't find he was a great writer. He repeated himself quite a bit and was really all over the place from a chronological sense. Nontheless, his humor shone through and I did really appreceate how unappologetic and authentic he wrote.

Apr 04, 2018

I enjoyed this book, but it is a departure from her previous works centered more around general social justice topics.

ArapahoeHollyR Dec 27, 2017

Offerman's memoir is everything you would expect: brash, honest, and hilarious. A great read for any fans of his work.

May 28, 2017

Very good writing skills as well as all his other skills - a good man -

Sep 14, 2016

Nick Offerman is kind of a jerk wad.

Jul 21, 2015

If you are a theatre person or improviser, as well as a fan of Nick Offerman's work on "Parks and Recreation" I think you will get the most out of this volume. It is brash, honest, and offers no apologies for his vices, mistakes, carousing, and trouble-making. If you are into sarcasm, party stories, and the long battle to make it in the entertainment industry this is for you. Also, whiskey and wood. All kinds of wood. Not all kinds of whiskey.

LPL_PolliK Jul 07, 2015

A hilarious mix of memoir and mayhem, Offerman made me laugh and slap him imaginary high-fives throughout the book. A gentleman (with roguish tendencies) Offerman muses on hard work, the importance of play and everything in between.

May 03, 2015

Before I read this book I thought Nick Offerman was a pretty funny and talented actor- after reading it I think the guy is just a jerk who married a much more talented woman to get a career going in Hollywood.

Nov 21, 2013

In between the sounds of Nick Offerman’s giggles, Paddle Your Own Canoe offers up a Wendell Berry-esque manifesto of living with character and integrity (even if it’s just being true to your inner smart aleck.) Nick refined the art of the deadpan in the laboratory of Illinois’ 1980s rural Catholic churches, and here his unique voice and chewy prose chronicle hilarious hijinks involving bratwurst haikus, kabuki theater, woodworking, love, and, of course, the legend of Tick-Tock & Flip-Flop, lords of the 80′s Midwestern Breakdance. Surprisingly political and philosophical, Nick Offerman mixes it up with plenty of Ron Swanson-esque deadpan humor. And giggles. Don’t forget the giggles.


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Jul 12, 2018

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