Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman have been together for 18 years. They’ve become a beloved ‘showbiz couple’, partly due to their down-to-earth-ness and their love of puzzles. So how do they do it? How have they kept love and passion alive all these years, especially given the crazy nature of their day jobs?
The book is told mostly through conversations between the two, which can be a little hard to get used to in the beginning (and it wasn’t what I expected cos hey, I didn’t read the blurb). But once you get going it becomes normal and I found I was reading it with their voices in my head. They talk about how they met and some of their career highs over the years, and also what they think about subjects like religion and politics and sex. Mostly they talk about their creativity and art and what it means to them, and how they seem to be so different on paper yet their similarities are what drew them together.
I also like that they stress that there wasn’t a kind of love at first sight moment. Megan says “I just like him and what he has to say. I think he’s funny. And nice.” I feel like funny and nice doesn’t get enough applause. Or maybe that’s changing.
It’s a really interesting and funny read. I haven’t watched Parks n Rec and haven’t seen Will & Grace for years, so I’m hardly an uber fan, but I think even if you’re not familiar with them there’s a bit for everyone here. I’d be curious to read more of Offerman’s stuff too.
I feel a little bit like Paul Hollywood in the latest season of Bake Off with the number of fives I’ve been giving out recently for books, but this one definitely deserved the hand shake.