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  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780451467096
  • Imprint: Nal
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $26.99

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living



Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in carpentry, Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood (born, literally, in the middle of an Illinois cornfield) to his theatre days in Chicago to the, frankly, magnificent seduction of his wife, Megan Mullally. 

Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller.

Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson?  Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.   It also offers 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, Paddle Your Own Canoe 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.

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780451467096
  • Imprint: Nal
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $26.99

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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