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

Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery

“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, wi...

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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery Reviews

  • lauren ♡ (wonderless reviews)

    Shout out to this book and GMM in general for getting me through some of the toughest moments in my life. The past 2 weeks have been awful but being able to lose myself in this book and the show has helped so much!! Will have a full review up once I have more free time and things in my life have calmed down and sorted themselves out.

    Thank you Hachette Australia for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Heather

    I really enjoyed this and I love their shows on YouTube.

    I don’t recommend this for anyone who is unfamiliar with Rhett & Link. I also don’t recommend reading this on a kindle (although I had to because I’m broke and can’t afford to buy the book and my library only had the kindle version available.)

    Their book helped me understand their background more, but it was really just like watching one of their GMM episodes.

  • Mehrsa

    You have to like them as much as they seem to like themselves in order to like this book. I’m glad they find themselves to be hilarious. Good for them

  • Christopher Shawn

    Rhett and Link are two of the funniest guys you've probably never heard of. They host the daily YouTube show Good Mythical Morning, the podcast Ear Biscuits, have appeared on Jimmy Fallon, and created the viral "NOPE! Chuck Testa!" local taxidermy commercial.

    Amidst all the hijinx, there's also a very powerful tale of staying true to yourself, and a heartwarming story of two guys who have been attached at the hip since grade school making it against all odds.

    The Book of Mythicality is a cross bet

    Rhett and Link are two of the funniest guys you've probably never heard of. They host the daily YouTube show Good Mythical Morning, the podcast Ear Biscuits, have appeared on Jimmy Fallon, and created the viral "NOPE! Chuck Testa!" local taxidermy commercial.

    Amidst all the hijinx, there's also a very powerful tale of staying true to yourself, and a heartwarming story of two guys who have been attached at the hip since grade school making it against all odds.

    The Book of Mythicality is a cross between a coffee table book, media companion, an activity book and a memoir. That is to say, there's something for everyone in here.

    I read this book along with my 8 year old, and we were both laughing out loud the whole way through.

  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)

    I went back and forth as to whether or not I should write a review about this book. I bought it myself, so there wasn't any pressure from publisher, etc. but I have a hard enough time reviewing non-fiction, let alone non-fiction I read by choice, for my own enjoyment. But I decided to write a review about this book, less in a critical sense, and more in an "I read this book for fun" sense, if that makes any sense.

    If you are not familiar with Rhett and Link, you need to remedy that immediately. T

    I went back and forth as to whether or not I should write a review about this book. I bought it myself, so there wasn't any pressure from publisher, etc. but I have a hard enough time reviewing non-fiction, let alone non-fiction I read by choice, for my own enjoyment. But I decided to write a review about this book, less in a critical sense, and more in an "I read this book for fun" sense, if that makes any sense.

    If you are not familiar with Rhett and Link, you need to remedy that immediately. They are most notably known for their daily YouTube show

    and are iconic for remaining best friends since elementary school. While I have been a fan and fairly religious watcher of their show for about 3 years now, I will admit, I was skeptical about this book. Really, what else was there that I needed, or wanted, to know about these two that they hadn't already talked about on the show. As it turned out, there was a lot I didn't know I wanted to know.

    The book recounts the story of how their friendship developed, the shenanigans they were a part of growing up, college, meeting their respective wives, how

    came to be. While these topics may seem benign and ordinary, Rhett and Link tell them in extraordinary ways. Through text, comics, graphics, quizzes, games, photos and guest-written appearances, Rhett and Link share not only their life story but ways to be more Mythical in your life.

    I was shocked at how well the voices of each of the narrators came through. They use a collective narration for a large portion of the book, but there are sections where Rhett and Link are talking individually. Despite the helpful tabs to show who is who, I was able to

    their voices shine through. It was as though they were narrating the book for me.

    Now, I mentioned at the beginning that this wasn't going to be a critique, so excuse me if it seems like I'm rambling on about how good this book is. But like their show, Rhett and Link have somehow captured the positivity and connectivity that they exude on the show and have put it in this book. I found myself laughing along with their antics, smiling with their heartfelt recollections of falling in love with their wives, and experiencing a bittersweet goodbye when the book came to an end. This may all sound cheesy but frankly, I don't care. In a world so full of negativity, it was nice to sit down and enjoy a little bit of light-hearted fun, and I think that is what makes them and the show so popular.

    Overall, I do believe that whether you are a dedicated fan or if you are someone who has just stumbled upon this book, you will truly enjoy the stories Rhett and Link tell and will find yourself trying to make your life a little bit more mythical.

  • TheVampireBookworm

    I've been watching GMM for years (and reached a point in which I can't go to sleep during work week without seeing it and I know how weird it is to watch a morning show at night but timezones are real, bro!). Anyway, when Rhett and Link announced they'd be selling a book, I had to have it. Now, the tricky part of this, I believe, is everyone's expectations. We love the show but can the mythicality be translated into paper format? Let's see.

    The book is divided into very easily digestible chapters

    I've been watching GMM for years (and reached a point in which I can't go to sleep during work week without seeing it and I know how weird it is to watch a morning show at night but timezones are real, bro!). Anyway, when Rhett and Link announced they'd be selling a book, I had to have it. Now, the tricky part of this, I believe, is everyone's expectations. We love the show but can the mythicality be translated into paper format? Let's see.

    The book is divided into very easily digestible chapters each containing a different aspect of Rhett and Link's mythical friendship. I was treating myslef a chapter a day (and failed) because I believe the book could be devoured in one sitting otherwise and it would totally spoil the suspense (which was originally created by the frickin' pre-order martyrdom and amplified by the inability of international post services' cooperation to reach my mailbox in decent amount of time).

    Visually, the book is an eye-candy. It's colorful, there are photographs in it and the illustrations are to die for. Your inner child will have a blast, trust me, because there are interactive segments in each chapter which will keep your brain occupied for disturbingly long.

    Content-wise, the book follows the chronological order of the internetainers' friendship but doesn't feel like some heavy stuff you usually encounter in biographies. It's funny, after all. But the question is: is it as funny as the show? Well, for the most part it is. It's an incredibly creative piece of literature but I can't shake off the feeling that the show is funnier. The guys are, in my opinion, better at writing scripts for the show than at writing a book when it comes to fun level. But only by a little bit. I still enjoyed the book a lot.

  • Miranda Reads

    Rhett and Link -

    They met in first grade while being held in for recess (on account of bad language). They spent the hour coloring mythical animals. Link

    and Rhett loved sleeping over and

    Thus began a decades-long friendship.

    They grew up together, the book proving ample images of shared misadventures and mishaps. After

    Rhett and Link -

    They met in first grade while being held in for recess (on account of bad language). They spent the hour coloring mythical animals. Link

    and Rhett loved sleeping over and

    Thus began a decades-long friendship.

    They grew up together, the book proving ample images of shared misadventures and mishaps. After simultaneously quitting their engineering jobs, they took up internetainment. They began with quirky commercials and grew until they became

    on YouTube.

    Their brand of humor is

    Meaning, they aren't going to dumb things down but they also aren't going to explode into a round of expletives. Much appreciated.

    . I snickered to myself nearly every chapter. This takes all the things I love - longtime friendships, funny antics, general quirkiness - and combines into one extremely entertaining novel.

    In a word:

    . I distinctly remember, when they opened with, "Good Mythical Morning," turning to my sister, clutching her arm as we both whisper-screamed,

    I have not been so impressed by a book written by someone famous in a long time. Even if you don't watch their show, this book will hold its ground.

  • Korey

    I am a big fan of Good Mythical Morning and I think Rhett and Link are charming as hell. I was excited to read this but also slightly concerned their humor wouldn't translate to the written word. I don't think this is as funny as a top notch GMM video but it's definitely a worthwhile read for all mythical beasts out there. Rhett and Link tell a lot of stories about their childhood together, and include plenty of adorably awkward photos. I loved the chapter about them romancing their wives (or wi

    I am a big fan of Good Mythical Morning and I think Rhett and Link are charming as hell. I was excited to read this but also slightly concerned their humor wouldn't translate to the written word. I don't think this is as funny as a top notch GMM video but it's definitely a worthwhile read for all mythical beasts out there. Rhett and Link tell a lot of stories about their childhood together, and include plenty of adorably awkward photos. I loved the chapter about them romancing their wives (or wifes). Other highlights for me were the "throwback thanks" postcards, the bulletins from the future, and the story of Link's broken pelvis and Rhett's shrunken shirts, and of course the food chapter.

    There are a lot of bright, happy pictures/visuals in this book as well. A book isn't fully able to capture the joy of Rhett and Link riffing and bantering together (or Link retching ;) ) but this is still warm and witty and fun.

  • Hollybooks

    A brilliant book, I watch all the GMM episodes, and believe if I didn’t I wouldn’t really get the humour so I think you have to know who Rhett and Link are to enjoy the book as much as I did. After the long wait for this book I think it was totally worth it, and I think they are both an incredible inspiration to us all.

  • Kennedy (Cosmic YA Books)

    I don't normally, if ever pick up non-fiction books, but I've been following Rhett and Link on GMM for about 2 years now and thought I'd give their book a shot seen as though I'm a fan of their show (and because I was gifted the book for Christmas).

    I'm going to be honest and say that I was worried going in that it would be mostly just be background information on their friendship and life leading up to the production of Good Mythical Morning, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that while it

    I don't normally, if ever pick up non-fiction books, but I've been following Rhett and Link on GMM for about 2 years now and thought I'd give their book a shot seen as though I'm a fan of their show (and because I was gifted the book for Christmas).

    I'm going to be honest and say that I was worried going in that it would be mostly just be background information on their friendship and life leading up to the production of Good Mythical Morning, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that while it did have that, it also had a bunch of other content such as Party Tips, Character Building: The Board Game, and A Letter From The Future, all of which made me feel like I was reading scripts for some of their episodes which I thought was pretty cool.

    Overall, If you enjoy watching GMM and want to learn more about Rhett and Link and have some laughs along the way, I highly suggest you pick this book up.

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