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The greatest love story ever told

by Mullally, Megan,

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - East Liberty AV (CD) PN2287.M787 A3 2018x
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  (CD) PN2287.M787 A3 2018x
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks (CD) PN2287.M787 A3 2018x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  (CD) PN2287.M787 A3 2018x
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Audio CD 791.4502 MULLALLY Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CD 791.4502 MULLALLY Unabridged
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 792.45028 Mul
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  CD 792.45028 Mul
 
 
Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD B MULLALLY 2018
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD B MULLALLY 2018
 
 
South Park Library AV CD-BK 791.4502 OFF
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD-BK 791.4502 OFF
 
 
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ANFCD Mullally
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  AudioBook Collection
 
Call Number  ANFCD Mullally
 
 
Summary
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance--presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple.

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 of the men 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 the 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Widely admired celebrity couple Mullally (Will and Grace) and Offerman (Parks and Recreation) chat their way comfortably through a book about their lives and marriage. It's framed as a series of dialogues on subjects such as their first meeting, their families, their early lives, and, of course, sex. In between the long chapters are brief ones by each of the partners, including one by Offerman on Domestic Competence, in which he notes that both are, despite their fame, still capable of sewing on buttons or mending/patching ripped clothing, and one by Mullally in which she suggests that the key requirement for a good life is an amazing mattress. Both partners come across as likable, grounded, unpretentious, and flawed enough to be believable. An extra treat is a series of photos of the two posing, often with one or more of their dogs, with the jigsaw puzzles they complete on a regular basis. Those hoping that Hollywood couples are just like the rest of us, only maybe a little bit nicer and richer, should be pleased.--Margaret Quamme Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After 18 years together, actors Mullally and Offerman divulge the lurid details of their life together in this uproarious oral history. The pair chronicle their entire relationship, beginning with their initial meeting during a 2000 production of The Berlin Circle in a small L.A. theater, when Mullally was an up-and-coming sitcom star and Offerman lived in a basement without electricity or plumbing. Despite seeming a little mismatched to some, the two fell in love and haven't spent more than two weeks apart since (thanks to their two-week rule). Amid humorous recollections of "rubbing each other's genitals with our hands" in the Sistine Chapel and scenes of Mullally jumping onto Offerman's back to make it to the theater in time for her Emmy Award announcement, the pair plunge into deeper discussions of their Midwestern families ("They work hard, but they don't talk about their feelings," says Offerman), their age difference (Mullally is 12 years older), and their decision, after years of trying, not to have children (Mullally was 43, and "Nick didn't have the trillions of sperm one might have hoped for"). Mullally and Offerman's unmistakable chemistry shines throughout this wildly fun collection of sincere conversations and hilarious personal essays. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Mullally, Megan -- Marriage.
Offerman, Nick, -- 1970- -- Marriage.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Married people -- United States -- Biography.
Marriage -- Humor.
Autobiographies.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York, NY :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Offerman, Nick, 1970- author, narrator.
Penguin Audiobooks, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by the authors.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525641896
0525641890
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