Review: Book of Mythicality

“Internetainers” Rhett & Link met in first grade when their teacher made them miss recess for writing profanity on their desks, and they have been best friends ever since. Today, their daily YouTube talk show, Good Mythical Morning, is the most-watched daily talk show on the Internet, and nearly 12 million subscribers tune in to see the guys broadcast brainy trivia, wild experiments, and hilarious banter (not to mention the occasional cereal bath). Now the award-winning comedians are finally bringing their “Mythical” world to the printed page in their first book.

A hilarious blend of autobiography, trivia, and advice, Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery will offer twenty ways to add “Mythicality” to your life, including:

Eat Something That Scares You
Make a Bold Hair Choice
Invent Something Ridiculous
Say “I Love You” Like It’s Never Been Said
Speak at Your Own Funeral

The goal of these offbeat prompts? To learn new things, laugh more often, and earn a few grown-up merit badges along the way. Heartfelt and completely original, this book will be the perfect gift for anyone looking for a fresh dose of humor and fun

I am late to reviewing this book, but I adored it enough that I wanted to make sure you all got my thoughts on it. Disclosure: I am a big fan of Rhett and Link’s style and mission. I appreciate the way that look at the world with a mission of making people laugh, thus making the world a happier, more mythical place. I know their humor can seem immature to some, but my favorite part of it is the fact THEY realize they’re being stupid, but they’re just having a good time. Plus, who wouldn’t be stupid with their best friend if they could do it for a living–and make millions from it, haha.

Anyways, this book was the physical embodiment of their channel and mission, and I adored every page of it. From the beginning of the marketing, the duo was pretty honest about the fact they didn’t think they would have to actually write the book themselves, and thus they just worked to create the best representation of their channel they could, versus the best piece of literature.

This was the best approach I think they could’ve taken. Too often you see the YouTubers attempt to write, well, real books. And the fact they’re not writers comes across pretty clearly.  The Book of Mythicality managed to disguise the lack of writing ability, as well as giving a very strong history for the duo who has been around almost as long as YouTube has been a platform. I was very impressed with the general messages of kindness, confidence, humor, and mythicality that this book was sending to the audience.

In case it isn’t clear yet, I adored this book, and think just about anyone could gain something from reading it–even if all that you gain is a bit of laughter. 🙂

4.5 out of 5 stars.


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