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read Paddle Your Own Canoe kindle Ð Hardcover ä nick offerman ¸ [Reading] ➿ Paddle Your Own Canoe By Nick Offerman – Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life manliness meat and much in his first book Growing a perfect moustache grillinTter to deliver this tutelage than the always charming always manly Nick Offerman best known as I'm not sure what I was expecting from this other than some good laughs which it only occasionally delivered but it turned out to be a bit of a baffling book Part memoir and part manifesto Offerman pulls his personal philosophy of life from his own biography while seeking to remind us that he is NOT Ron Swanson but yeah he and Ron do have a lot in common like their mid western sensibilities and shared love of woodworking meats and brunette women But it's a pretty profane book and Offerman seems to lean too much on using profanity as a prop for being funny so the book turns out to not be all that funny either The parts where he talks about his father and his relationship with his wife and how he landed the role of his lifetime on Parks and Rec are all pretty good But I must admit I'd probably have enjoying reading this if he hadn't launched into a rant against Christianity one of several in the book before hitting page 30 The decision to include that so early in a book is one I'm still scratching my head over Offerman's anti religious rants are neither original nor profound but simply muddled regurgitations of arguments you've read in superior form elsewhere But their worst flaw considering the type of book they're appearing in is that they aren't funny and so they end up sounding self serious and preachy and this critiue coming from an actual preacher which is not necessarily a tone the reader wants to find in a book whose cover seems to promise fun times and laughter

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Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life manliness mea One thing that this book makes abundantly clear is that Nick Offerman is NOT Ron Swanson While they may have similar woodworking skills and musings My life is always delicious when I have whiskers on my face but that might just be because those whiskers tend to accumulate bacon crumbs and scotch rendering them literally delicious all day long This book covers Offerman's early life working on the family farm to his startup as a play actor to his breakout roll of Ron Swanson the book heavily emphasized the first two and only briefly touched on the latter We also get his strong opinion on religion sex being religious while having sex pot swearing and did I mention religion Really all religious teachings can be boiled down to “Just be cool Don’t be an asshole At times it got a bit much too preachy for me but overall I enjoyed reading his take on life There was also a heavy emphasis on gender euality anti homophobia and ignoring societal norms And with that I will leave you with a poem The Bratwurst A Haiku Tight skin flute of pork Juices fly explode in mouth A little mustard Audiobook Comments Book was read by the author and his voice was simply excellent It did make for a slight difficulty in distinguishing his Swanson character from his real life Offerman persona The 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge A novel based on a real personYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

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Paddle Your Own CanoeT and much in his first book Growing a perfect moustache grilling red meat wooing a woman who be Gosh darnit if I didn't like Nick Offerman even after reading his bookI was already a fan because of his excellent and hilarious work playing Ron Swanson on the NBC show Parks and Recreation His memoir which he calls a guide for delicious living is a fun fast read He talks about growing up on a farm in Illinois his wise and supportive parents how he got his start in acting how he met his also hilarious wife Megan Mullally and he offers advice on how to have a fulfilling life Choose your favorite spade and dig a small deep hole located deep in the forest or a desolate area of the desert or tundra Bury your cell phone and then find a hobby Actually hobby is not a weighty enough word to represent what I'm trying to get across Let's use discipline instead If you engage in a discipline or do something with your hands instead of kill time on your phone device then you have something to show for your time when you're done Cook play music sew carve I'm here to tell you that we've been duped on a societal level My favorite writer Wendell Berry writes on this topic with a great elouence He posits that we've been sold a bill of goods claiming that work is bad that sweating and working especially if soil or sawdust is involved are beneath us Our population especially the urbanites has largely forgotten that working at a labor that one loves is actually a privilege To be on the receiving end of this gift of a life complete with human body mind and heart is to be indescribably blessed indeed but all of our conveniences and comforts and amazing technological advances have made us completely soft and fully pusillanimous If a person can simply discern what it is that heshe loves to do with an eight to ten hour day then a satisfying workday is easily attained This is a theme that Offerman returns to several times and the man has a point Offerman's own discipline is woodworking — he even has a business selling his crafts Offerman Woodshop He said he had always liked building things and working with tools and he eventually became uite skilled When he moved to Los Angeles to be an actor there were several years where he had trouble landing any acting jobs But fortunately he had his carpentry skills and was able to earn money that way and he founded his own woodshop There is a lot of humor in this book and Offerman shares some funny stories about his early acting days and some of the tomfoolery he engaged in There is a particularly amusing story about the time he got arrested while trying to steal some cassette tapes it was a stupid game he and a friend were playing to see who could steal the silliest stuff but the police didn't find it funny and held Offerman as long as they could to scare him It did scare him because Offerman was scheduled to be in a play that night and he made it to the theater just minutes before he was supposed to be onstage WhewIf you have seen the show Parks and Recreation you know that Offerman's character Ron Swanson is known for his toughness his masculinity and his love of meat and breakfast foods Ron Swanson doesn't fck around — he lives by a code and he says what he means and he means what he says Ron SwansonOfferman is uick to point out that he is not Ron Swanson in real life however he based part of the character on his own father The sections in which Offerman talks about how much his dad meant to him are moving I especially liked this story About a month into college I was walking across campus and I had to stop and call my dad from a pay phone and I said Dad I just want to say that everything you've taught me has just landed I get it all I'm really sorry I was a bit of a dick to you for the last five or six years But I just want to say thank you I'm going to make a good go of this Everything you and Mom have been uietly instilling into me despite my resistance — it worked I enjoyed this memoir even though some passages got a little too guy humory for me and there were a few too many sections about his drinking shenanigans but overall I came away liking Offerman as a person because of his moral code He has some good sections on growing up in the Midwest on appreciating the land on respecting religion but not forcing it on people on supporting local and organic farmers on not being an asshole and on personal responsibility If you like Ron Swanson you'll probably enjoy Offerman's bookAlso recommended for fans of moustachesFavorite uotesI learned early to respect my tools and my machinery knowing that with the proper lashing down and utilization of simple machines — the wheel the lever the screw the inclined plane — there was no job of work that could defeat usI seem to have been associated with certain trains of machismo in the zeitgeist at least for this brief golden moment I find that fact to be somewhat embarrassing given my firsthand knowledge of my personal failings and propensity for jackass behavior but I get it based on superficially perceived signals of manhood like a full thick moustache and the ability to use tools When people ask me uestions relating to my 'manliness' I like to remind them that I am primarily an artist as an actor writer and woodworkerMy favorite rule from an acting teacher was 'Always maintain the attitude of a student' When a person thinks they have finished learning that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in as that person will wake up every day wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honor for being so smart As human beings we by the definition of our very natures can never be perfect This means that as long as we are alive and kicking we can be improving ourselves No matter our age if we always have a project to which we can apply ourselves then we will wake up every day with an objective something productive to get done This allows us to go to bed at night in the peaceful knowledge that we have done some good gained some achievement however small Having ears for this lesson has been one of the luckiest pieces of listening I've done because it has led to my woodworking discipline one of the greatest joys in my life