Review: ‘The Greatest Love Story Ever Told’ By Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

‘The Greatest Love Story Ever Told’

By Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally

Publisher: Dutton Books
Date: 2018
Pages: 269
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Non Fiction
Genre:  Biography
Days to Read: 10
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman’s epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for over a decade. 

The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress had agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter had said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant. At the first rehearsal, she surveyed her fellow cast members, as one does, determining if any of the men might qualify to provide her with a satisfying fling. Her gaze fell upon the carpenter, and like a bolt of lightning, the thought struck her: No dice. Moving on.

Yet, unbeknownst to our protagonists, Cupid had merely set down his bow and picked up a rocket launcher. Then fired a love rocket (not a euphemism). The players were Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and the resulting romance, once it ignited, was . . . epic. Beyond epic. It resulted in a coupling that has endured to this day; a sizzling, perpetual tryst that has captivated the world with its kindness, athleticism, astonishingly low-brow humor, and true (fire emoji) passion.

How did they do it? They came from completely different families, endured a significant age difference, and were separated by the gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits.

Eighteen years later, they’re still very much in love, and have finally decided to reveal the philosophical mountains they have conquered, the lessons they’ve learned, and the myriad jigsaw puzzles they’ve completed, in a book. Featuring anecdotes, hijinks, interviews, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery, this is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally’s and Offerman’s fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.

I’m going to admit that I am totally biased about this book. I love both Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman as actors and I’ve already read Nick Offerman’s other book and I really enjoyed both of them.

This book is set up as more of an interview/conversations. Which makes it great to listen to on audio book. I ended up both purchasing a physical copy and then listening to the book on audio. I absolutely love that it was narrated by them, it really allowed for everything to feel organic and as though you were just part of a conversation.

Both Nick and Megan are very candid in this book and discuss things that have not come up in the past or that they had chosen to keep more to themselves until now. It was really interesting getting a glimpse into their lives and histories.

The books main focus is on their relationship, they really get into how it all began and how they keep their relationship something that they want to grow in together.

If you are a fan of any of their work be it their more well known roles on Parks and Recreation and Will and Grace or from just hearing about them through media, Megan and Nick’s book is a great book for anyone to read.

Plot: 8/10
Ease of reading: 10/10
Quality of Writing: 9/10
Stars: 5/5

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