WORD Bookstore has teamed up with our friends over at Loew’s Jersey Theatre for an unforgettable night of hold-your-stomach laughter. On Tuesday, April 5th at 8:00 PM, take a trip through American history as Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation, Axe Cop) reads from his hilarious essay collection, Gumption, on the twenty-one great American personages that inspire him. And what could be a more perfect setting for this than the lavish late-20s splendor of The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre?
Offerman will then be joined in conversation by acclaimed actor Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Batman v Superman), who starred alongside Offerman on the second season of Fargo.
Book signing to follow the discussion.
A $20 ticket gets entry to the funniest event you will ever attend ever + a copy of the paperback edition of Gumption. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE or IN-STORES.
Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square Plz, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
$40 Ticket includes a copy of Nick Offerman’s GUMPTION. Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Seat assignments begin at 6:00PM, Doors open for drinks at 7:00PM, Showtime at 8:30PM | When you arrive at Will Call on the night of the show, seats will be assigned first come first served, from the front of the theatre to the back. If you want to sit closer, be sure to come earlier. | NO LATE ENTRY * NO REFUNDS * NO EXCHANGES * SPECIAL GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCEL WITHOUT NOTICE
Nick Offerman – GUMPTION
Actor, woodworker, and moustache icon Nick Offerman’s first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, called on readers to put down their smart phones, study sycamore leaves, and embrace good old-fashioned elbow grease. An instant New York Times bestseller, Paddle was adored by fans and critics alike—Entertainment Weekly called it “hilarious” and praised Offerman’s “tongue-in-cheek lessons on manliness”, Parade proclaimed the book “perfect reading around the campfire” and Vulture cautioned, “Just try to resist [its] myriad manly charms.”
In his highly-anticipated second book, Offerman now focuses his trademark wit and unique literary voice on the lives of those who inspire him. GUMPTION: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers (Dutton; on-sale May 26, 2015), highlights twenty-one notable personages, past and present—Offerman’s personal pantheon of “Great Americans”—whose contributions have helped make America the great country it is today.
So who is on Offerman’s list of Great Americans? After deciding that George Washington should be first for obvious reasons, he based the other selections upon achievements he considered to be great in scope, from leaders of men and women, to activists, artists, musicians, muckrakers, and some who are in categories of their own. Subjects range from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglas, and Teddy Roosevelt, to Michael Pollan, Yoko Ono, and Jeff Tweedy. Through equally hilarious and inspiring interviews (both real and imagined) with these Americans, Offerman reveals the talented writer behind the mustache.
In addition to enlightening the masses about these heroic figures whose contributions helped shape our common history, GUMPTION also considers some examples of the ways in which we Americans have used the powers of freedom bestowed upon us to become more decent as a people—and of course, some instances in which we have not. As Kirkus Reviews aptly summarizes, “Offerman smartly infuses history with humor, the result of which is an entertaining, educational reading experience.”
In the words of Offerman himself: “Please enjoy my mixtape of twenty-one great Americans, which I sincerely hope will affect you in a way that makes you recognize your own God-given gumption and react accordingly, so that we may all end up with a little more decency and several more chuckles.”
Not to be missed, GUMPTION’s elucidating, amusing, and celebratory portraits of Americans will delight fans and new readers alike.
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Nick Offerman, the star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe, appears at Chapters on Saturday, July 18th at 2:00 PM. His second book, Gumption: Relighting The Torch Of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, humorously highlights twenty-one figures from America’s history. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes why they inspire in him such great meaning.
*Line-up will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Individuals must have a purchased copy of Gumption: Relighting The Torch Of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers to be in line.
*Proof of purchase required from any Indigo, Chapters, WBB, Indigospirit or Coles location.
*Nick Offerman will personalize copies of his new book, Gumption and will autograph all other books.
*NO memorabilia or additional items will be permitted for the signing.
*Candid photos can be taken from the line-up only. No posed photography or selfies will be permitted while fans are getting their books signed.
4700 Kingsway, Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1, Canada
Join Magers & Quinn Booksellers for a talk and reading with Nick Offerman on Saturday, July 25th at 2:00pm at Uptown Church (1219 W. 31st St., Minneapolis – corner of 31st St. & Fremont Ave. S.).
Nick Offerman is the star of the television show Parks and Recreation and author of two books, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living and his latest, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers.
Tickets cost $26.95 plus tax, which includes a complimentary signed copy of Gumption. Mr. Offerman will be available to inscribe books after the talk. Ticket purchase is limited to 2 per customer.
After purchasing a ticket, please use your printed confirmation email and a photo I.D. to pick your ticket up in the bookstore until 12:45pm the day of the reading, or at Uptown Church after 1:00pm. Ticket is required for entry and to receive your copy of Gumption. Tickets between the 7:00pm event and 2:00pm event are not interchangeable.
Doors open at 1:00pm. General seating.
As requested by Mr. Offerman, no photography is allowed during the book signing. Only your complimentary copy of Gumption and copies of Paddle Your Own Canoe purchased at the event will be signed.
Nick Offerman appears at Joseph-Beth Booksellers to discuss and sign his new book Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm!
From George Washington to Willie Nelson, Offerman describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He’ll combine both serious history with light-hearted humor – comparing, say, George Washington’s wooden teeth to his own experience as a woodworker. The subject matter will also allow 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.
Ticket includes a copy of Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers By Nick Offerman and a line ticket for the book signing. You will receive your copy of the book and line ticket when you arrive the afternoon of the event. Books and line tickets may not be picked up prior to the event. There will be no signed memorabilia.
2692 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208
Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation’s Ron Swanson) appears at The Largo in conversation with Jesse Thorn on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm! Nick and Jesse will be discussing Nick’s upcoming book Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. Each ticket will receive a paperback copy of Nick’s book.
Seat assignments begin at 6:00PM, Doors open for drinks at 7:00PM, Showtime at 8:30PM | When you arrive at Will Call on the night of the show, seats will be assigned first come first served, from the front of the theatre to the back. If you want to sit closer, be sure to come earlier. | NO LATE ENTRY * NO REFUNDS * NO EXCHANGES
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90048
Priority seating begins at 5:00 pm; call the store for details on how to obtain priority seating. Event space is located on the 4th floor.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003