Replete with anecdotes, hijinks, interviews, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery, this humble tome may just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.
From the Sleeve
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance - presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple, and including photos, anecdotes and the occasional puzzle.
The year: 2000
The Setting: Los Angeles
A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant. At the first rehearsal she surveyed her fellow cast members, determining if any might qualify to provide her with a satisfying fling. Her gaze fell upon the carpenter, and like a bolt of lightning the thought struck her: No dice. Moving on.
Yet, unbeknownst to our protagonists, Cupid had merely set down his bow and picked up a rocket launcher… that fired a love rocket (not a euphemism). The players were Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and the resulting romance, once ignited, was…epic. Beyond epic. It resulted in a coupling that has endured to this day; a sizzling, perpetual tryst that has captivated the world with its kindness, athleticism, astonishingly low-brow humor, and true (fire emoji) passion.
How did they do it? They came from completely different families, ignored a significant age difference, and were separated by a gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits.
Eighteen years later, they’re still very much in love and have finally decided to reveal the philosophical mountains they have conquered, the lessons they’ve learned, and the myriad jigsaw puzzles they’ve completed. Presented as an oral history in a series of conversations between the couple, the book features anecdotes, hijinks, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery. This is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally’s and Offerman’s fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.
Photos from The Book
This immaculate tome includes a series of gorgeous portraits by Emily Shur, including:
Praise for The Book
Mullally and Offerman’s unmistakable chemistry shines throughout this wildly fun collection of sincere conversations and hilarious personal essays.
Mullally and Offerman are aware that they represent “#couplegoals” for most of America: “We’ve always been paranoid that if we get into a scrape at the grocery store, it’s going to be running on a chyron on CNN,” Mullally says. But it’s fully earned, considering that after huge success, gobs of money and 18 years together, their simpatico vibes — on everything from music to artistry to religion to fame — can literally fill a book.
...[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.
The book is packed with hilarious, honest and wacky details about their sex life, religious beliefs and rise to stardom. Megan shares stories about her character Karen Walker on “Will & Grace” and how Nick happily stood behind her as her strongest advocate. When the tables turned and Nick landed the role of Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation,” Megan stepped out of the spotlight to let him shine.
...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.