June 9, 2015 4:13 PM EDT
Arpita Aneja is a Video Producer for TIME Video.
Eliza Berman is a Senior Editor at TIME.

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.



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