Friday, March 31, 2017

Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest TroublemakersGumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Better in small doses than a straight read through, as a fan of both Offerman the man and the character he portrayed on Parks & Rec, I enjoyed the verbose verbal style though it can get repetitive at times. For his choices of folks who portrayed gumption, I appreciated learning about the folks I knew less about going in, like Wendell Barry, Thomas Lie-Nielsen, etc. Chapters on Ben Franklin and George Washington were interesting, but not much of what was shared wasn't already know. And while the chapter on Willie Nelson was also appreciated, he did not actually interview Nelson, so it felt more like a well-worded wikipedia entry than something necessary, better relegated to a bonus chapter.

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