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Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

 Author: Nick Offerman  Category: Essay  Publisher: Dutton  Published: October 12, 2021  Language: English  File Size: 7.36 MB  Tags: BiographycomedyessayguidebookHumorMemoirNatureNonfictionTraveltravel literature |  Download PDF

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman

The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside


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 a conversation with Wendell Berry that inspired three journeys I undertook in 2019 and 2020. Hardcover.

Famous Quotes:

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”

“I know of no better way to make a friend than to pitch in on hard work together, and the shittier the conditions, the faster the friendship forms.”

“The only way you can follow both Trump and Jesus is if you’ve never read either of their books.”

“Mother Nature is not an American, and she is not proud. She is all creation, so her vibe encompasses all experience, in every size, shape, and color, from the high to the low. Her economy and it’s successful evolution thrive on diversity, and her children never rest in their glorious participation, reproducing and adapting, so as to grow ever stronger.”

“We can never comprehend all of the information in an given circumstance, so the brain creates little false, constructed scale models to allow us to function, but they’re all incorrect. Because of all the information we’re missing, the more complex and substantial your imagined scale models become, the more deluded you actually grow.”

“It’s born of the understanding that we’re all just doing our best, although we’re selfish, clumsy humans, to get through each day with the slightest semblance of grace.”

“It all continues to come back to remembering that none of us is an island, and that we really do have to think of others in the way we use, well, everything.”

“The clear tendency of industrial agriculture has been to destroy any living thing that cannot be sold,”

Literary awards:

  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Humor (2021)