Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nick Offerman’s twelve favorite books

Nick Offerman is a stage and screen actor (Parks and Recreation) and woodworker.

His new book is Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living.

One of Offerman’s twelve favorite books, as shared with The Barnes & Noble Book Blog:
The Control of Nature, by John McPhee

John McPhee, who was educated as a geologist, takes seemingly dry subject matter and wrings the most fascinating human interest stories from it. In his other works you will read of a birchbark canoe, a stand of pines in New Jersey, or orange trees in Florida, but in this book he speaks of three disparate examples wherein we funny monkeys attempt to control the inexorable forces of nature, co-starring an Icelandic volcano, the Arroyo Seco in The San Gabriel mountains, and the belle of the ball, the mighty Mississippi.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue