Gumption

  • by Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by Nick Offerman
  • 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times best seller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights 21 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 21 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.

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Yawn

It's not as good as his first book. Very heavy on politics and religion, and sadly Mr. Offerman adheres to most of the Hollywood ideology.
While he tries to come across as middle of the road, he most definitely spouts off his hatred against anyone who believes in God and anyone who is conservative.
I honestly think he's still trying to figure out what he truly believes.
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- Erin Gilmore "I love comedies and autobiographies, especially when read by the actual author. Keep 'em coming!"

Very liberal

I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately he seems to be stereo typical Hollywood liberal. Stating very many opinion that have very little facts to support then. Corporations are evil, GMO's, hydraulic fracturing, cars, technology, USA are all evil. It seems to me he wishes that the country in the world would stay in the 1900s and have stopped evolving since then. His writings on World War II are downright juvenile. Overall there are some very interesting characters that I hadn't know the ton about before hand. Unfortunately his spouting
made me want to constantly turn this audiobook off.
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- kenny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio