AT THE LIBRARY
Laura Peacock is the manager of Collections Support at the Waterloo Public Library. She recommends:
“The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” by Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman (Dutton, 288 pages, 2018)
Cheeky, quirky, and romantic: the cover of “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” perfectly captures the tone of this collection of stories by Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) and Nick Offerman (“Parks & Recreation”). It’s everything you’d expect from the duo.
Each chapter covers a conversation initially recorded by the couple on an iPhone. The physical book also includes fun photos to go along with the stories. However, only on audiobook will you get the full effect of the couple’s dry humour (nothing beats a classic Offerman line delivery), plus snippets of songs by Nancy & Beth, Mullally’s band.
The couple’s humour and their ability to one-up each other through ad-libbing propels topics such as how they met, being an introvert in Hollywood, their growing brood of dogs, a devotion to jigsaw puzzles, and their early attempts to have children (just to name a few). What you learn about their lives as they built their careers first on stage, then on screen, is just as fascinating as their tidbits on life and marriage. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the couple and their acting roles, their stories are sure to be a wonderful escape.