Book Expo 2018: Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally Comedically Comment On ‘The Greatest Love Story Ever Told’

by Hannah Means Shannon

Photo credits to Russell Shannon
Book Expo has been running this week in New York City at the Javits Center, an amazing time to wander around the venue in a much quieter atmosphere than a big comic con, and one  in which upcoming books are in the spotlight. Book Expo is a trade show for the publishing industry, catering to librarians, academics, bookstores, and the like, whereas from today through tomorrow (the 2nd and 3rd of June), you can attend Book Con in the same location, open to the public and featuring many notable authors and even a few celebrities. By books, of course we also mean comics and graphic novels!
Both shows are run by ReedPOP, the same organization who bring us New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, C2E2, and many more.
Actors and comedians Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, who are also spouses, took to the Downtown Stage on Friday, June 1st, to talk about their new co-written memoir The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. Both actors are well known from their roles on the show Parks and Recreation, though Mullally has also had a major role in Will & Grace, among other shows.
Both are known for their comedy stylings as well as distinctive personalities, and as a couple for over 15 years, they explained that their upcoming book is a history of their relationship, among other things. In fact, they composed the book by recording conversation sessions together about their mutual history while in bed, and while Offerman wrote sections of the book directly based on this oral tradition, Mullally’s segments were directly transcribed and edited by their publisher from her recorded statements.
What was most evident from witnessing this very entertaining discussion was how much both Mullally and Offerman are very like the characters they tend to play. Fans have known this for a while via social media, and are very enthusiastic about it, regarding Offerman, who, like his Parks & Rec character, enjoys woodworking and the great outdoors. In their relationship, Mullally is the organized and artistic partner, even cutting their poodle’s hair herself, they said. She even designed their home, in fact. Offerman, describing Mullally as “good at everything” joked to her, “I wish you would suck at something“. To laughter from the audience.

Here’s a photogallery of their appearance at Book Expo! Look out for their upcoming book, too:

Photo credits to Russell Shannon

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