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- KurzbeschreibungThe star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights twenty-one figures from our nation's history, from her inception to present day-Nick's personal pantheon of
- AutorNick Offerman
- VerlagPenguin LCC US
- FormatGebundene Ausgabe
- Seiten400 Seiten
- Gewicht606 g
- LeseprobeINTRODUCTION<br />How does one compile a list of great Americans? It's an embarrassment of riches. To narrow the field, I decided to begin with my choice for number one. I imagine, or at least I would hope, that most of our citizenry would agree by an overwhelming percentage that the first person landing upon that list is-no, not Ray Kroc, the progenitor of the McShit sandwich. No, not Miley Cyrus or Beyoncé Knowles, or even Oprah Winfrey. Jesus! Goddamn. No, people, not Jesus! Yes, he was reportedly a supercool guy, but he just doesn't qualify as an American. I am referring, of course, to George Washington. The father of our country. I want to note that, of all the possible subjects, he easily sprang to mind first, based merely on my foggy grade school knowledge of his life's achievements in helping to create our republic and then sticking around to lead it as our nation's first president. Plus, he had wooden teeth! I'm a woodworker! Slam dunk-a sports metaphor, specifically basketball, meaning that the point(s) has (have) been scored emphatically!<br />I then began a list of other possible great Americans, basing my selections upon achievements of one kind or another that I considered to be
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