BOOK: Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
AUTHOR: Nick Offerman
Available from AMAZON
I have read quite a few of Nick Offerman’s books, mostly because I loved him on Parks and Rec and I also really like celebrity written books, especially if I can get them on Audible. Which is how I listened to this. The best thing about this book is an inside look at people you may or may not have been familiar with. What I do like from Nick’s books on the whole is a point of view that is both thoughtful and also thought provoking. Plus, he has some pretty good vocabulary words.
Short Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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 combines both serious history with light-hearted humor—comparing, say, Benjamin Franklin’s abstinence from daytime drinking to his own sage refusal to join his construction crew in getting plastered on the way to work. The subject matter also allows Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.
I purchased this book for my own enjoyment.