Nick Offerman Is Writing His First Book, ‘Paddle Your Own Canoe’ Out October 1st

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Mustachioed Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman is about to become an author. The actor/carpenter has written his first book, called Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Principles for Delicious Living. It’s set for an October 1st release, but you can pre-order now. Paddle Your Own Canoe is a humorous memoir made up of anecdotes, rants, and life advice from Offerman, and it’s probably the closest thing you’ll ever get to reading a book written by Ron Swanson because he’s a fictional character and fictional characters don’t write books.

Hit the jump to check out the full-sized book cover and official description from the publisher:

Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous musings on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to learn from than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features sage advice in the categories of love, etiquette, time management, diet, grooming, and self-confidence. Filled with “laughter, wood shavings, and kisses,” Paddle Your Own Canoe includes stories from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his beginnings as a carpenter/actor and to the hilarious seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. And if that wasn’t enough, Offerman also shares a haiku. About bratwurst. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated rants, and offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only delight readers but may also rouse them to put down their smartphones, study sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand carve (and paddle) their own canoes.