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Nick Offerman has always had a soft spot for the United States of America—not only for the people and their ostensible ideas, but for the land itself: the bedrock, topsoil, and everything in between that contributes to the health of your local watershed. Nick’s new book is an amusing, uplifting, and enlightening journey through America’s trails, farms, and frontiers, looking at the people who live there, what that means to them and us, and the land itself, both historically and today.
In 2018, Wendell Berry asked Nick a question that sparked the idea for this book, taking Nick on two memorable adventures with friends: a hiking trip to Glacier National Park with Jeff Tweedy and George Saunders, and an extended visit to James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd’s Life and English Pastoral. Nick and his wife, Megan Mullally, then embarked on an adventure that could only have happened in 2020: they purchased an Airstream trailer and drove across (parts of) the United States. These three pursuits prompted Nick to ponder the history and philosophy of our relationship with nature in national parks, farms, and backyards; what we mean when we talk about conservation; and the value of outdoor leisure, all of which are topics dear to Nick’s heart.
This is a wander around and celebration of the place we all adore, with amusing, touching anecdotes and a clear insight into the human difficulties we all face.
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Summary of Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman Pdf
The genially acerbic actor and comedian reminisces about his often misguided, always amusing trips.
With a gimlet eye on billboards proclaiming the planks of conservative Christianity, Offerman opens his latest book, which is reminiscent of the writings of British traveler Redmond O’Hanlon at times. “I don’t see the point in erecting a banner in my yard saying ‘BEEF TALLOW IS THE FUCKING BOSS,'” he writes.
“I don’t see the point in erecting a banner in my yard saying ‘BEEF TALLOW IS THE FUCKING BOSS,'” he writes. Offerman records his journey across the Montana Rockies with two unusual friends, novelist George Saunders and musician Jeff Tweedy, in this hilarious documentary. Offerman, a superb carpenter, contrasts his enjoyment of costly gear, which Tweedy shares, with Saunders’ asceticism: “It was his water bottle that made me realize how much of his gear screamed ‘understated pragmatism.'” “We three middle-aged white guys, ever aware of our privilege, had taken pretty full advantage of the recreation available in the glorious acreage that some other white guys had set aside for just that purpose,”
Saunders writes as they hike along the sheer cliffs of Glacier National Park, a place that prompts the author to reflect on the history and fate of public lands. After a side trip to the English Midlands, where he tried his hand at building a stone wall the old way, he embarked on a Covid-eluding RV road trip with wife and fellow actor Megan Mullally, which included interactions with the characters from the recent film Nomadland. “There is a large culture of unwritten laws of the jungle” when it comes to negotiating RV parks and their gatekeepers, he says. Even as he expresses contempt for the Jan. 6 crowd and its “batshit spokesperson,” the pillow king, Offerman’s ventures into social criticism are keen but never elitist. The genially acerbic actor and comedian reminisces about his often misguided, always amusing trips.
About the Author
Nick Offerman (born June 26, 1970) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and carpenter best known for his portrayal as Ron Swanson in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which he won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Comedy. He received a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his portrayal as Karl Weathers in the FX series Fargo, which was his first major television role since the end of Parks and Recreation.