This is a October 2018 release given to me at Book Expo America. It is a nonfiction memoir of sorts, so not really my usual fair. That being said -spoilers ahead.
Title: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Author: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Though I’ve seen Will & Grace, I had always enjoyed Karen Walker more than the shows title characters, and to learn that she married Ron Swanson, well – I imagined that pair had the same ridiculous chemistry off-screen that they managed on it.
While I’m not convinced of the title’s accuracy, they seem convinced. Which is really all you need, right? They mesh well. The chapters are mostly conversations between the two. Topics are given. Funny stories come out, and they don’t shy from pointing out the cut points where they stopped recording or paused for one reason or another.
My feelings were rather middling on this one. I laughed; I sat stone-faced. I admired Mullally for overcoming the dysfunction (and abuses) of her childhood. Nick’s family sounded picturesque, and references shared between the two went right over my head (and likely will go over yours unless you know who their sidekick was).
Ultimately, the audio book might be the best bet here. The two do best when bouncing off each other aloud, and some of these stories are better with tone, which can’t always be transcribed correctly.
If you enjoy these two in general, go ahead and buy this book. If you like comedy that balances highbrow vocabulary with a generous smattering of expletives and no-holds-barred narration, this one is for you.