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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  2,996 ratings  ·  510 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 ha
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Dutton Books
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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 Mullall
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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
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Jess | thegreeneyedreader
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
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.
fortuna.spinning
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, memoirs, nonfiction
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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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 cop
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Faye*
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 i
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Tan Markovic
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THEY DO PUZZLES AND LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOKS TOGETHER 😩💗💗
Jessica
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, nonfiction
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
Jill
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I like Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally... but not this book.

I listened the audio version, which may have made a difference, but it was like listening to a six-hour interview about not a whole lot.
Juliana
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 like you're p
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Krissy
The audiobook was a lot of fun! I love these 2 together!
Daniel
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
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
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.
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
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are well known for their wildly popular television roles on Will & Grace and Parks and Recreation, and also as "hashtag couple goals".  The couple has been together for 18 years (pretty unheard of in entertainment) and fans keep watch over their social media accounts which highlight their surprisingly normal lives obsessing over their dogs and doing puzzles together.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told is an oral history, so Mullally and Offerman's witty back an
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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.
Jennifer
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was so good on audio! Pretty sure they are my favorite couple ever! They audio puzzle!
Katie
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
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 chapter whe
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Susie Dumond
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not usually one to follow celebrity romances, but there's something about Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's love for each other that just makes me feel all gooey and happy. They're so cute! In Nick Offerman's memoir Paddle Your Own Canoe, he spends chapters (CHAPTERS) talking about how much he loves Megan Mullally, and it warmed my cold, dead heart enough to make me believe in love again. I loved their comedy special The Summer of 69, and I'm a fan of both Will and Grace and Parks and Rec. ...more
Kristen
Oct 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I really wanted to love this book, but after a while I found it boring. I think listening to the audiobook version would be much more enjoyable.
Jenny (adultishbooks)
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I've said this for years...when it comes to celebrity memoirs, audiobook is the only way to go.

I put a hold for this at the library since I really like them as a couple and they are hilarious together. The audiobook definitely felt like I was listening in on a private conversation and it appears a lot of it might have been ad-libbed on the spot. Nick and Megan essentially flirted the whole audiobook recording. I highly recommend this if you want something not that deep and entertaining.
Melissa
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The hardcover had some hilarious pictures, but I highly recommend the audiobook. It was an entertaining and informative listen that felt more like a podcast or like being a fly on the wall while these two shared their memories.
Brittany
I love both of these actors/entertainers but this book didn’t need to exist.
Jen
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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By the end of this book, you’ll wish Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman were your friends, because they are the couple you want at your dinner party. They might not RSVP, come to think of it, as they’re self-professed homebodies. Their idea of a perfect evening consists of working on a jigsaw puzzle together, while listening to an audiobook. Actually, can I forgo the party and just horn in on their evening instead? I listened to the audio version of this book, read by the authors, and the narrativ ...more
Marie
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, memoir
Nick and Megan are my spirit animals. Unapologetic introverts who love nothing better than to read, watch movies, and work puzzles, I just adore this duo. This collaborative project would be sickeningly cute, except they talk like sailors, hilariously talk like middle schoolers about sex and bodily functions, and have a healthy perspective on reality (versus other celebrities). Which is to say, they've handled their fame remarkably well. I really enjoyed listening to their banter and backstories ...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 they 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.
Melanie
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Light, fun, funny, not-braggy (ok-humble) yet honest... love these two so much more than I thought I could!! Def read (better yet LISTEN) this if you are a fan of either!! Currently trying to fig out something to ease this NO/MM hangover...
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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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