In his bestselling first book and comedic memoir, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Nick Offerman called on readers to put down their smart phones, study sycamore leaves, and embrace good old-fashioned elbow grease. In his new book, GUMPTION: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, Offerman has turned his focus to twenty-one notable personages, past and present, whose lives have inspired him and whose contributions have helped make America the great country it is today.
Nick Offerman is an actor, humorist, and woodworker. Formerly a star of the hit TV show Parks and Recreation, where he played Ron Swanson, he has also appeared in the films 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, The Kings of Summer, A Walk in the Woods, and the upcoming Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. He spends his spare time touring as a humorist and running the Offerman Woodshop, where he has built canoes, tables, and one ukulele (to date). Nick is married to the most beautiful and talented actress working today, Megan Mullally. They live in Los Angeles, California, with their poodles and an impressive collection of assorted wood clamps.