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  • Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

  • The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside
  • De : Nick Offerman
  • Lu par : Nick Offerman
  • Durée : 11 h et 43 min
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  • Catégories : Histoire, Amériques
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    A humorous and rousing set of literal and figurative sojourns as well as a mission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors, fueled by three journeys undertaken by actor, humorist, and New York Times best-selling author Nick Offerman

    Nick Offerman has always felt a particular affection for the Land of the Free - not just for the people and their purported ideals but to the actual land itself: the bedrock, the topsoil, and everything in between that generates the health of your local watershed. In his new book, Nick takes a humorous, inspiring, and elucidating trip to America's trails, farms, and frontier to examine the people who inhabit the land, what that has meant to them and us, and to the land itself, both historically and currently.  

    In 2018, Wendell Berry posed a question to Nick, a query that planted the seed of this book, sending Nick on two memorable journeys with pals - a hiking trip to Glacier National Park with his friends Jeff Tweedy and George Saunders, as well as an extended visit to his friend James Rebanks, the author of The Shepherd's Life and English Pastoral. He followed that up with an excursion that could only have come about in 2020 - Nick and his wife, Megan Mullally, bought an Airstream trailer to drive across (several of) the United States. These three quests inspired some “deep-ish" thinking from Nick, about the history and philosophy of our relationship with nature in our national parks, in our farming, and in our backyards; what we mean when we talk about conservation; and the importance of outdoor recreation, all subjects very close to Nick's heart. 

    With witty, heartwarming stories and a keen insight into the human problems we all confront, this is both a ramble through and celebration of the land we all love.

    ©2021 Nick Offerman (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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    An Amazon Best of the Month Pick

    "I found the book both entertaining and inspiring...[it] has depths you may not expect from an actor/comedic performer/woodworker who goes to great lengths to entertain the audience, but also has me thinking about the choices I make as I live in the world." (John Warner, Chicago Tribune)

    "Offerman's thoughtful and hilarious musings at the nexus of human life and nature, particularly through the lens of John Muir and Aldo Leopold ... serves another welcome reminder that nature is for all." (Smithsonian Magazine) 

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    • Andy Andrews
    • 27/10/2021

    Not the Guy I Expected...

    How many times do I have to learn not to confuse an actor with the character he portrays? My misstep with Offerman and this book was, I suppose, due to the fact that he looks like Ron Swanson...he sounds like Ron Swanson...but this guy is no Libertarian. Again, my bad.

    One reviewer stated that Nick Offerman could read the dictionary and hold his attention. I agree. His cadence and style are unique. Offerman writes well (though he is clearly in love with certain words. Like "ubiquitous," which he uses more than a few times...) and he IS humorous. His prose is funny and he delivers it well.

    However...if you disagree with his very strong liberal views, consider this fair warning: Where the Deer and the Antelope Play is Nick Offerman's platform. There is no room for dissenting views, but his own--and with that comment, I humbly call attention to the contradiction in Offerman's opinions about this country and his place in it. Scattered throughout the book are references to his "winning lottery ticket of talent" and the income it provides, the vacation travel he enjoys, and his two luxury vehicles (a Ford F-250 and an SUV)--even commenting on their large "carbon footprint"--an admission that seems an odd addition to his constant lecturing about climate change.

    Mr. Offerman actually professes great love for America before piling on heavily with a book-long list of every sin one has ever heard imagined that our country has committed and according to the book's narrative, continues to commit. Those who disagree are referred to as A******s and Dip****s. In other words, like many others who demand tolerance for their views, Nick Offerman doesn't "offer" any tolerance to anyone else who might question what he believes.

    So, if you can manage to be tolerant of him, despite his intolerance for you, enjoy the enjoyable parts of Where the Deer and the Antelope Play. There are many and I did, but I see this book much as I see life itself: If one wishes to disagree and not be disagreeable, we must view others and their opinions like we do a buffet... If you don't like liver and the buffet has liver, don't leave the buffet in a huff. Just get the fish and enjoy your meal. Someone else will eat the liver.

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    • Aron
    • 21/10/2021

    By far his worst work to date.

    I am a fan and as such was very much looking forward to enjoying this book. It is filled with his hateful musings about people who’s politics differ from his. He preaches open-mindedness and yet summarily dismisses people with different religious and political positions from that which he has inherited from his years in Hollywood. I can summarize this book for you: COVID had him board and stir crazy at home so he decided to white an entire book about two of his vacations and all the people he finds stupid. If that’s you bag, drop the coin. If not, read one of his earlier texts or some other author.

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    • Christina
    • 18/10/2021

    It's very political but well written

    A tail of left wing propaganda and white guilt would be a more appropriate title.
    if you are white or anything right of center you will probably not care for the frequent politicization of what would otherwise be a good story of a semi famous mans jaunts in the wilderness.
    It was well written though

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    • Alex A. W.
    • 13/10/2021

    Nick’s done it again

    I’ve read all of Offerman’s works thus far and he’s almost convinced me he’s an author. This man really knows how to paint a word picture.

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    • Alicia Robinson
    • 25/10/2021

    Bummed

    I usually love reading books written by Nick Offerman. I’m bummed that he assumed the positions of left and right sides of politics, used the word dip**** to describe one side. Instead of trying to understand the beliefs of others, it felt like a form of bullying. He points out a lot of the worlds problems including diets, farming, energy, ect. If that’s what you’re interested in, which is what I thought the book was about, you will get this in about half of it. I also didn’t pick up on anything humorous which he usually ties in. Lots of negative energy. Seriously bummed.

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    • JCTHIEM
    • 17/10/2021

    Daddy Nick can whisper sweet musings to me anytime

    Absolutely loved this book. Mr. Offerman takes us on a hiking tour and even across the pond to visit a little homestead as he ponders life. He specifically shines a light onto the moral struggle of living our modern lives amongst thale natural plan. Looks at shopping local and producing local, including a dive into how we might ethically sourced our food while tending to the environment.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 11/11/2021

    pious, verbose, and painfully tone deaf

    This reproof was Offerman's attempt at tackling the disconnect between Americans and the natural splendor and resources of America. It's choked to the gills with references to, and vapid discussions of, American Conservation giants like Aldo Leopold backlit against tired descriptions of American scenery through the eyes of 3 wealthy, white, greying American "intellectuals".

    This book does two things excellently: it further accentuates the disappointing truth that Offerman's writing style is little more than postmodern cynical twists on tired aphorisms mottled with the loosely sifted contents of a thesaurus...and that this wealthy, educated, and famous Hollywood actor had the privilege of spending the covid-19 pandemic vacationing in some of the least accessible American treasures while most Americans were at home living lives of hellacious tedium.

    Offerman uses this tone deaf and privileged backdrop to look down his nose and well manicured beard at America's lack of appreciation for these sources of natural beauty without any true understanding of the barriers and obstacles that prevent the average American from visiting remote and far-flung locations such as Glacier National Park. Early in the book Offerman glibly regales the reader with his story of hiring an outfitter to assist his outdoor adventures, an expensive experience and privilege that few Americans can afford.

    These moments and perspectives seem utterly tone deaf yet painfully predictable from a man in Offerman's station in life; the average American family in today's economy does not have the expendable income or time to visit remote National Parks that often have severe (and publicly known) accessibility issues. These painful truths about the state of the average American working class family, and many middle class families, are not on Offerman's radar as he is more inclined to summarize average Americans as intellectually starved consumers who only require an expensively outfitted hike with an American poet to unlock their appreciation for their nation's natural beauty and resources.

    This off-putting leachate of 100+ years of American Romanticism and myopic attempts at enlightening Americans via condescension is served lukewarm in a novelty coffee mug with Offerman's traditional deadpan gravel.
    If your desire is to learn more about natural beauty, resources, and your food in the United States I'd recommend reading the works of Aldo Leopold, Dan Flores, or visiting the works of those who earnestly seek to enlighten and educate their fellow Americans with sincerity like the up and coming African American forager and nature enthusiast Alexis Nikole Nelson.

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    • Kyle Fisher
    • 05/11/2021

    More political than ever!

    I usually endure his politics but most of the book is about how he hates Republicans and Christians with broad cliches. Funny for a man who talks about nuance

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 29/10/2021

    awful book

    While hoping for a book more about time spent outdoors, the author uses large sections to state the need for more nuance and empathy in American political discourse. Which is not problematic and completely true. However he then immediately displays a total lack of both by labeling anyone that does not march in goosestep with his own political opinions as evil and valueless human beings. The level of self-delusion and hypocracy on display is monumental. The author has severely diminished the respect I had for him based on his previous body of work. He should frankly be ashamed of himself.

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    • J. Allen
    • 25/10/2021

    If you're looking to escape to the great outdoors

    Skip this treatise on Offerman's politics. I was very much looking forward to listening to inspirational musings on the outdoors, but am honestly feeling tricked (as well as belittled by the overall political framing).

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