Gumption

Gumption

Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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The star of  Parks and Recreation  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'll combine both serious history with light-hearted humor--comparing, say, George Washington's wooden teeth to his own experience as a woodworker. The subject matter will also allow Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which listeners love to hear--areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.


From the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2015.
ISBN: 9781101914908
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Characteristics: audio file
1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Revacard
Oct 18, 2016

I read half the book and gave up. There needs to be more facts and less of his political ramblings and other ramblings in general. He is like a Sarah Vowell-lite (he does reference her in his book).

Positively, Offerman is a good reader of his book, and I did enjoy many of the facts in it. And I like his theme throughout the parts I read of hard work and respect for those that do.

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gypsytwilight
Feb 17, 2016

This was a decent book but the writing quality was a tad weak. I thought he picked interesting people to biography and his research unearthed some interesting facts about them but I just felt as though it would have been much better if authored by someone with stronger writing skills.

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Madreley
Oct 28, 2015

Some people may enjoy the book more than me. I did not care for the style of writing.

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