Book Review: Book of Mythicality

Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal

Yes, that’s the real title. It kind of sets the tone, as does the cover.

If you’ve never heard of Rhett and Link, you need to check out their YouTube channel called Good Mythical Morning. It’s funny and informative in ways you aren’t expecting. A talk show unlike any other, this program offers a whimsical look at all kinds of things you never thought to explore.

Hosts Rhett and Link are lifelong friends ever since they first got in trouble together in grade school. This book is a nostalgic romp through the history of their lives together through childhood, the teen years, college, starting their respective families, and launching their show. Along the way, they share hilarious observations and anecdotes and some truly poignant counsel for how to life more meaningful and “mythical” (their word for all things creative, interesting, magical, unique, etc.).

This book is literally a laugh-out-louder. I tried reading it at night in bed as a way to wind down and ended up having to move to another room because my chuckles and guffaws kept waking my husband. At the same time, it was truly gratifying to see how people who are so zany are also so completely normal, with families and dreams and challenges and triumphs. By the time I got to the end, I found myself smiling with a deep sense of satisfaction at their good examples. I was inspired–not only to be more creative in new ways, but also to take the time to value and express appreciation for loved ones.

I wasn’t expecting that!

Who is your favorite funny person (author or otherwise)? Why?

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