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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  11,870 ratings  ·  1,996 reviews
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
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Published October 2nd 2018
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)


*4.5 stars*

Guys, take the ebook or hardcover out of your cart and go straight to Audible to buy this baby. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told is not a book to read. You must listen to this one, trust me.

I loved this book, and I loved listening to it, but I'm not sure if I'd enjoy reading it. It is literally an impromptu conversation between two blissfully married people, maybe with some rough guidelines of what to talk about, but it is all just off the cuff.

I'm pretty obsessed with Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, botstars*
Guys,
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Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters
Audiobook...narrated by the author’s.....Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman

Megan and Nick playfully interact together....about their marriage, love for each other, keeping their relationship fresh, their families, their childhood, domestic life together, careers, books, art, music, wood, decorating, puzzles, sex, food, movies, TV, friends, their dogs, travel,
Hiking, fashion, the Hollywood business, fighting, values, morals, integrity, kindness, likes and dislikes. (likes gelato....dis
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

Imma keep this one short and sweet.

First off, if you are allergic to books of noise then you best remove this from your TBR right now because it only works in audio format. The whole charm of listening to a couple who has been together nearly two decades is that they talk over each other and finish each other’s sentences and interject and add color to what the other is discussing.

I will also say if you are like me and #teamronswanson all the way, this might not end up being
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Jess | thegreeneyedreader
Loved this silly, fun book! If you’re a fan of Parks and Rec or Will and Grace this worth the read. It was a lot of fun to learn more about these two wonderful people. I listened to the audiobook of this as well as read through parts of the physical book. I think the audiobook is the way to go with this one because of the book’s dialogue format and because you get a bonus chapter not included in the physical book. That being said, be sure to at least look through the photographs that are include ...more
Char
Confession time: I don't watch, and have never watched, Will & Grace or Parks and Rec. I'm not sure why, exactly, because I thought I liked Megan Mullally and I DO enjoy Amy Poehler. Anyway, I thought I'd give this audio book a go and it ended up being just okay.

Someone who watches these shows or has a real fangirl thing going on for Nick Offerman and/or Megan M. might get more out of this book than I did. Megan and Nick talk about their pasts, how they met, their careers, how they manage t
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Jessica Jeffers
I only got one galley from Book Expo, but it was a good one:

This might be better as an audiobook. I got to see Nick and Megan do a reading of the intro at Book Expo and it was hysterical, but reading the book myself fell kind of flat.
Jill
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I like Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally... but not this book.

I listened to the audio version, which may have made a difference, but it was like listening to a six-hour interview about not a whole lot.
britt_brooke
This is my favorite celebrity couple. Not only are they funny as hell, they’re total bibliophiles.

If you like audiobooks, I’d recommend listening vs. print (I’ve read both formats). It’s an oral history, so it’s literally #Mullally and #Offerman speaking dialogue, much of it delightful back-and-forth banter as they guide us through a brief history of their upbringings, relationships, and careers. Their narration is a real treat.

Ideally, one should devour this on audio whilst piecing together t
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Tan Markovic
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THEY DO PUZZLES AND LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOKS TOGETHER 😩💗💗

Listened to via Scribd!

I could coo about this couple all day long. Nick Offerman - amazing. Megan Mullally - amazing. Together - f**king incredible. I've loved them ever since Parks and Recreation and after reading this am obsessed with them even more. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to how they met and the work they have done together and the journey they have taken together. Both sweet and funny, a highly recommended rea
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Kristy
In 2000, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman meet on the set of a play. And the rest, as they say, is history. Their book is the story of their relationship--telling the story of how they met, from each's first impressions of one another and ranging across their courtship, wedding, work, and romance. The book covers such topics as family, past romances, religion, theater, and more.

I love both Megan and Nick immensely, so I was extremely excited when I saw they had a book coming out. My library copy ar
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David
May 12, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh. What I learned from this book is that Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally’s marriage is successful because they have one thing in common: they both love Megan Mullally.
Faye*
Nov 13, 2018 added it
17.11.2018

Was this around 6 hours of (mostly) pretty useless information? Well...yes, it was BUT:

1) I like celebrity books as audio books because they are so relaxing and mostly entertaining. Since this book is written like a conversation, it often feels like you're sitting on the sofa with Nick and Megan while they tell you funny anecdotes about their lives.
2) I liked listening to Nick Offerman and Megan Mulally because they are funny and they actually seem like decent people.
3) They seem so in love, listening to them bant
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Daniel
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
This book was not really much about anything. It was a random assortment of ideas, where both authors give their perspectives. It was a delightful back and forth between two love birds, but I didn't get a sense of the love. It felt more like a good publicity stunt than a great writing attempt. It's marketed as their love story, but it didn't really hit on what makes their love the greatest. It's about how they met, how they didn't bang right away and then about their successful careers. There's ...more
Mo
Unfortunately, this book reads like the longest interview in People magazine EVER. Did someone just turn on a tape recorder, the two of them proceeded to periodically talk, and someone transcribed all the tapes? I don't even think they were necessarily "trying" to be funny - I suppose that they are probably just naturally pretty funny. It's too bad, but the formatting killed it for me.

Read til page 31, then gave it up.
Jessica
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, library
Ron Swanson and Tammy Two (as I think of them) have a really great marriage. They are devoted to each other, and they are hilariously funny. This is a fun series of conversations between them mixed in with some short essays, about their childhoods, their thoughts on marriage, how they met, how they keep it fresh. Also their dogs. And jigsaw puzzles. If you like them, you'll like this. If you don't know who they are or that they are married, prolly not the book for you. Fun photographs throughout ...more
Erica
If you're reading this book in print, it would probably be best if you checked out the audiobook from the library so you can listen to it, as well. I feel you'll lose a lot if you just read this long transcription of an overblown interview that's not an interview. Listening to the two of them doing the narrating is definitely the way to go.
I did check out the physical copy so I could look at the pictures. And the reading does not 100% follow the book. For instance, in the print copy, there
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Amber
A super fun audiobook. I was interested in this couple thanks to Parks & Recreation I.e. Tammy Two and Ron Swanson. I really liked listening to this, though I wish I could have seen the pictures in the one chapter devoted to them. But, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman described them hilariously. I think the audio version of this is the way to go because Nick and Megan make the book read so well. It's like listening to a podcast about their relationship. Lots of laughing and endearing tones. ...more
Mellie Antoinette
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, these two are the adorbs of adorable. I’m slightly stumped because they very much proved they are The Greatest Love Story ever told and yet they just bantered back and forth like a good married couple talking about nothing much for 10 hours. And I was riveted!!!

That is talent folks! Mr. Mullally and Karen could literally read the phone book and I’d be there! (Nicest people you’ll ever meet too!) #24in48 #24B4Monday #onedown
Juliana
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a digital arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 stars.
First and foremost, I am a fan of both Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly. I always thought they were a funny couple but they worked well together. This book just seals the fact that they are a great couple. It's a book written by them and told mostly through a transcription of them discussing certain topics about their life, apart and together. It does take a some pages to get used to but then you feel l
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Joy
I’ve been a fan of Megan Mullally (mostly from Will & Grace) for years. I’m not as familiar with Nick Offerman because I didn’t watch Parks and Rec but I did see him in the second season of Fargo. Anyway, they are an interesting couple and this is an entertaining book filled with pictures and stories. It would probably be more fun to listen to but I’ve never gotten into audio books and picked this one up at the library.

If you are a fan of either of them, this is the book for you!
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Justin Brendel
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Nick and Megan are talking back and forth in an interview-flirt-ramble session. I think the audiobook of this would have been great, rather than dialogue prefaced with "N" or "M" for the respective speaker. I enjoyed their witty back and forth, in topics ranging from how they met, to dealing with autographs, to puzzles and dogs. The end of the book has some great photos of the large puzzles they do, and then try to recreate the scene in the puzzle. Good, not great, but I bet the audio ...more
Katie
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction-read
So I feel like this was a waste of my time. And I think the problem is that I don't actual like comedian memoirs. But for some reason I keep reading them. I appreciate that they're read by their authors, but I guess I just think they'll be way more exciting than they are. And then this book was just a conversation between Nick and Megan, which worked as an audiobook (except Megan's giggle is super annoying), but I do not think it would work as an actual book.

Also there was this weird
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Krissy
The audiobook was a lot of fun! I love these 2 together!
Jennifer
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was so good on audio! Pretty sure they are my favorite couple ever! They audio puzzle!
Brittany
I love both of these actors/entertainers but this book didn’t need to exist.
Sam (she_who_reads_)
4.5 🌟
I didn’t really know what to expect from this, but it was so entertaining and funny! I originally picked up the physical copy, but after seeing the format (basically a transcript of a conversation between the two) I decided to try the audio and it was the best decision ever! There is a lot on the audio that’s not included in the print edition, including a small bonus chapter at the end. Also, I have NEVER related to someone as hard as I do to Magan now after hearing her say she just w
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Teri
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
If you enjoy Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, this will be a fun listen. They are a funny couple. This is an autobiography of sorts of their relationship and marriage. As odd as they are, they are a pretty normal couple who obviously adore each other and have fun taking pictures, working puzzles, and singing. They discuss several topics from their family, dating, religion, sex, and puzzles. If you get the book version, whether a physical or e-reader version, you’ll get to see a bunch of fun pic ...more
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
I love Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman... They're hilarious and talented and I wish they were my friends. They're obviously genuine and devoted to each other... That comes through the book. I do feel like this book would best be enjoyed as an audio book... It's set up mostly as a back and forth conversation between the two. And while I did read it in Ron Swanson and Karen Walker's voice, I think listening to the two of them telling these stories would be better.
Holly
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 2018-reads
Mullally and Offerman are funny, self-deprecating, sincere, silly, and extremely articulate in this audiobook. It usually didn't even seem as if they were reading, just talking and sharing their stories. (I wonder how much of this was extemporaneous?) They genuinely seem to enjoy each other and I loved that they'd frequently laugh at the other's jokes.
Karin
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are a fan of both/ either of these two, this book is an absolute delight to listen to on audio. Basically just a series of conversations between the two about their relationship, careers, and families. I'm sorry I missed the photos, but the recording is great and I can't imagine reading this on print and having such a fun time with it.
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Megan Mullally is an American actress, comedian and singer. She is best known for her starring role as Karen Walker on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which she received eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning twice in 2000 and 2006.
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