Since Parks and Rec ended last year, Nick Offerman, author, actor, craftsman, and all-around national treasure, has spent a lot of time in his shop ("I get antsy to get my hands dirty," he told Josh Eells for our feature profile. "If you're stuck in Atlanta working [an acting] job for six weeks, by week five, you're like, 'Jesus God, let me just swing a hammer.' ") But — likely much to his chagrin — he hasn't become a woodworking hermit just yet. He recently guest-starred on FX's cult hit Fargo and has a supporting role in this month's The Founder, a biopic about Ray Kroc, who grew McDonald's into an international chain. He wrote a new book, Good Clean Fun, in which he dispenses advices on everything from oral sex to boatbuilding and preaching the value of manual labor.
And he found the time to record a forthcoming audiobook version of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. If this exclusive clip from Audible is any indication, Offerman's folksy midwestern self brings this classic to life.
Listen below to an exclusive excerpt, and you can now pre-order the audio book here.