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  • Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

  • The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside
  • Written by: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Alex A. Werts
  • 2021-10-13

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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  • 2021-10-17

Really enjoyed this book.

I love the descriptions of the great outdoors and the humor, combined with a real love of the land. I used to have an RV and his stories about RV parks bring back memories.

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  • JCTHIEM
  • 2021-10-17

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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  • Leah McGregor
  • 2021-10-14

Another great book!

Very nice listen, always a delight to listen to Nick Offerman's newest book! I never really know what to expect and I'm always entertained and left pondering.