A literary journey to America's frontier inspired by a real-life hiking trip he took with his friends George Saunders and Jeff Tweedy, Nick Offerman's new narrative exploration of nature and the outdoors celebrates the people and stories, both historically and today, that have made our country great--and, working together, will keep it that way. A humorous and rousing set of literal and figurative sojourns as well as amission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors, fueled by three journeys undertaken by actor, humorist, and New York Times bestselling 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 inbetween 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 landitself, 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 JamesRebanks, the author of The Shepherd's Life and English Pastoral. He followed that up with anexcursionthat could only have come about in 2020-Nick and his wife, MeganMullally, 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 andphilosophyof 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 throughand celebration of the land we all love.