Author(s): Nick Offerman
When it comes to growing a robust mustache, masticating red meat, building a chair, or wooing a woman, who better to educate you 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 carpentry, "Paddle Your Own Canoe "features tales from Offerman's childhood (born, literally, in the middle of an Illinois cornfield) to his theater days in Chicago to the, frankly, magnificent seduction of his wife, Megan Mullally. Offerman also shares his hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, styles, and religion, and invaluable advice on getting the utmost pleasure out of woodworking, assorted meats, outdoor recreations, and other palatable entrees.
Nick Offerman currently stars in the NBC series "Parks"" and Recreation." He has appeared in films such as "21 Jump Street," "Sin"" City," and "Men Who Stare at Goats." He also wrote and starred in his one-man show, "American Ham," which toured around the country and was a key source of inspiration for the book. Offerman also runs a woodshop in Los Angeles where he crafts boats, furniture, and specialty mustache combs. Offerman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Megan Mullally.