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  • Published: 13 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780451473011
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $29.99
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Gumption

Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers




From George Washington to Willie Nelson, Nick describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they ignite in him such profound inspiration. He combines serious history with light-hearted humor, expounding upon his favorite topics, which readers love to consume – areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.

The star of Parks and Recreation, co-host of Making It, 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 lighthearted humor—comparing, say, Benjamin Franklin’s abstinence from daytime drinking to Nick’s 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. The book also features heroic yet humorous portraits by illustrator Ethan Nicolle, literally illuminating the twenty-one august figures.

  • Published: 13 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780451473011
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the author

Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman is the New York Times bestselling author of Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living,Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers, and Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop, as well as co-author of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, with his wife, Megan Mullally. Nick and Megan live in Los Angeles, California, with their pups and an impressive collection of assorted wood clamps.

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