mobile-bannertablet-bannerdesktop-banner

Why Nick Offerman Changed His Ron Swanson Diet

Ideas
Arpita Aneja is an Associate Producer for TIME Video. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Adam Perez is an associate video producer for TIME.com. Perez is co-director of "who we become"​ a documentary about a makeshift Trans family in the Bronx. He's also an adjunct professor at Columbia's Journalism School, where he graduated in 2013. In 2012, Perez worked for NBC News in Washington D.C. as the Tim Russert Fellow. Perez is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Online News Association. In 2011, Perez graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism with a degree in print journalism, honors in multimedia

Not only did Nick Offerman shave the mustache that signified his role as Ronald Ulysses Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation, but he also decided to cut down on the bacon and eggs when the show ended this year. As his new book Gumption hits shelves, Offerman looks back on his time with the show, and what opportunities lie ahead for the de-mustachioed actor.


Ideas
TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary on events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors.
All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.