In their new book, actors and humorists Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman leave nothing off the table. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told describes their passionate marriage, acknowledges their non-traditional views of life and celebrates their ability to make it all work in Hollywood ... Raised in very different environments, Megan and Nick discuss their relationships with their families when they were growing up. Megan was an only child who navigated a dysfunctional home life. Nick grew up in the Midwest with loving parents and siblings. It makes sense that Megan put up her guard for a long time before letting Nick into her world. It also makes sense that he adores her with every fiber of his being. The book is packed with hilarious, honest and wacky details about their sex life, religious beliefs and rise to stardom ... the individual essays are hilariously candid, and the affection that Megan and Nick have for each other is the recipe for an amazing love story. Some might argue it’s the greatest one ever told.
Widely admired celebrity couple Mullally and Offerman chat their way comfortably through a book about their lives and marriage. It’s framed as a series of dialogues on subjects such as their first meeting, their families, their early lives, and, of course, sex ... Both partners come across as likable, grounded, unpretentious, and flawed enough to be believable. An extra treat is a series of photos of the two posing, often with one or more of their dogs, with the jigsaw puzzles they complete on a regular basis. Those hoping that Hollywood couples are just like the rest of us, only maybe a little bit nicer and richer, should be pleased.
Among the questions that never get answered in The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman’s relationship memoir, is the one you probably most want to ask: Will they adopt me? But over the course of several breezy recorded conversations (and a few delightful essays), the happily married actors cover nearly everything else—just as playfully, endearingly and wait-why-can’t-I-be-their-legal-offspring-again-ingly as you might expect ... The free-flowing conversation format tends to make things repetitive—how many times can one married couple talk about bedding? (Wait, don’t answer that.) But it also makes you feel privy to a world that’s uniquely theirs, as though you’re sitting beside them at the kitchen table while they solve their beloved jigsaw puzzles. That’s about as close to legal adoption as you’re likely to get.