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Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living [Englisch] [Gebundene Ausgabe]

Nick Offerman
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1. Oktober 2013
Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book.

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.

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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 352 Seiten
  • Verlag: Dutton Adult (1. Oktober 2013)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 052595421X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525954217
  • Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,4 x 16,2 x 3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.446 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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“It is thought-provoking, profane, and frequently hilarious.” - Publishers Weekly

"Not only does he recall his life, but he also offers chuckle-worthy anecdotes, diagrams, even a haiku...Ron Swanson would be proud." - Booklist 

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Nick Offerman is a stage and screen actor and woodworker. He is married to the most beautiful and talented actress working today, Megan Mullally. They live in Los Angeles, CA with their three poodles. Nick is as good at using a broom as anybody you're likely to come across.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Very nice 1. Mai 2014
Von Alejandro
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Best gift for my brother's birthday. I don't know why I have to write 20 words more. Hallo, schön, danke.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Where's the beef? Should have called it "Humblebrags and Bitter Ranting" 11. Oktober 2013
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As soon as I saw this book was available I purchased it for my Kindle and read it that same evening. As a long time fan of Parks and Rec as well as Offerman's other work, I was really excited. I know that Ron Swanson is a fictional character, but one of the things that sets the charachter apart is how little Offerman has to "act" to be believed. As a trip to the Offerman Woodshop website will show you, he truly is passionate about some of the same things that Ron Swanson espouses. He also has a killer 'stache. That's sadly where the similarities end.

(SPOILER ALERT: I reflect on things I didn't like in the text, with minor specifics. Proceed with caution if you want to be suprised by the tale of his life)

I didn't expect a book "by Ron Swanson" but the only amusing parts of this work are written in the spirit of the character. I laughed out loud several times only to realize it was Mr. Offerman "taking his character's voice" briefly. He then promplty rebukes the sentiment that was amusing in the first place. Offerman takes great pains to point out that he is not the source for Ron Swanson, and is even somewhat self referential about why anyone would find his real story compelling. He's right there, as I struggled through several chapters that only served the purpose of recounting his experiences with high school girls. These stories are neither unique nor meaningful, in fact they're mostly boring. Awkward teenage romance has been mined pretty well, Offerman strikes nothing new here.

Perhaps the greatest dissapointment was the sheer amount of time spent on opinions. I'm inclined to accept Mr. Offerman's opinion on things he likely knows a great deal about, like growing a mustache or using a hand plane. Indeed I bought this book for exactly that earlthy wisdom. Instead, Offerman spends an inordinate amount of time discussing politics, religion, sustainability, morals and vices. It's not only outside his wheelhouse but also plainly uninformed. He paves over complex arguments with base generalities and writes off dissenters as fools. The crux of his argument is that certain groups, ranging from religious believers to 9-5 office workers, are naive imbeciles. If you count yourself in either group, count on being at least mildly insulted. Offerman believes in your right to think and act as you wish, but he will gladly deride you in his text. Offerman has this figured out, he asked his own gut and it told him what's what. Think you have a compelling case for why you chose the path you did? Offerman says you're wrong, but that's your right so now hush up about it.

That I think is the most damaging aspect of this work. Offerman believes in a free spirit that permits anything that doesn't hurt another person. He admonishes us that the use of society is to keep us from our animal urges, and suggests the goal is to not be mean to eachother. He brags about mischeif and petty crimes while griping that there's nasty people in the world. He blusters at people who spew hate and then levels his vitrol on institutions and concepts that people live by. It's not just religion or politics. Think drugs are dangerous? Buy food at a discount grocer to save a buck? Work in an industry that's not farming or theater? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. The only people who get a pass for being regualr work-a-day citizens with samrtphones and Sunday Worship Services are his own family. He's a bully, but he's too conceited to realize that fact. He is what he detests and doesn't know it.

I wanted to learn from this man about WHY Scotch is a great libation and how to enjoy it. I wanted to learn about hardwoods and canoes. I expected to discover what he thinks about as he plays his popular character and what he taps into. I wanted some tips on fishing waters in the Mid-West. I wanted to be amused, by a comedic actor, a pretty low bar. What I got instead was a tale of how lucky Nick Offerman is, what he likes and dislikes, and an undeveloped philosophy that you could pick up from any barfly.

These aren't fundamentals for living. Even if I agree with half of his admittedly unbaked world view, I bought this book to be entertained. It failed in that regard. I won't stop watching and enjoying Mr Offerman's characters, and I admit that being Nick Offerman sounds really cool, but if you want some fundamentals for living, skip this book and learn to tie some knots. If he means what he says, Mr. Offerman would be proud of you for it.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Boring. Nick Offerman is not an author. 2. März 2014
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I love Nick Offerman, the actor. Nick Offerman, the writer, not so much. Don't hate me! Please just hear me out, and keep an open mind.
Firstly, he has no voice. His style is more like rambling.
He seems to just want everyone to know how awesome his family is and how much he loves his life. Of course you think your family is the greatest family in the world, but they aren't interesting enough to write a book about. I felt like I was reading someone's diary: a book that only achieves pathos when read by someone who knows the writer of the diary, or read by the author hisself.
There are a couple funny nuggles of wisdom and drawings and hilarious lists. I would have greatly enjoyed an entire book written in THIS format, instead of a mediocre autobiography.
In conclusion, he never could have gotten this boring mess published if he wasn't Nick Offerman... I love you, Nick Offerman.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen The book should have been titled - "Congnitive Dissotance" 4. Juni 2014
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I was excited to get this book. His character on Parks & Rec is hilarious. So I gambled that his book might be just as hilarious, but sadly... it was not.

In the first part of the book Offerman describes an idyllic childhood and upbringing. His parents were god fearing, loving, hard working, principled salt of the earth people. His community and friends were, from his account, also very decent people. You get the idea, at first, that Nick is also a god fearing, salt of the earth person who saw the virtue in his solid family and community.... then something happens. It's as if his wife read the first draft and said..."you sound like a GD conservative!", because the tone changes dramatically.

It's as if the person Nick really is/was, doesn't/didn't conform to the very liberal theater scene he enjoyed being in so much... and so he changed to become more accepted in the new social circles he found himself in. On the one hand you have a man who loves and believes in his solid conservative (I use the term generally, not politically) background, but has found ways to despise it in order to reconcile his love for the theater. It's as if he is ashamed of everything his family stands for, but obviously still admires it.

The rest of the book is just hollow and condescending. I felt like I was being lectured to by a guy who had abandoned all his principles for his career. Not that he didn't have any good points, but after an hour of not funny, not so sage advice...I had to put the book down.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Disappointed 9. Juni 2014
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I really like Ron Swanson but I'm not so sure about this Nick Offerman fellow. He's a bit full of himself. I recommend watching Parks and Recreation instead of reading his book!
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Dull and borish. 22. November 2013
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A hard book to pick up once you've put it down. It started out okay, even mildly humorous, then deteriorated into boring sexual conquests. NOBODY cares about someone else's sexual history. I quit about halfway through.
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