Rhett and Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery
By Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal
Crown Archetype, 2017. 269 pages
If you frequent YouTube, you might be familiar with the net’s most popular “internetainers” Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, creators of the internet show Good Mythical Morning. This book is part biography, part field guide, and part mythical beast all its own. Inside you will find such treasures as: a flow chart for dealing with road rage, photo-diagrams for creating signature dance moves, a humor-compatibility multiple choice quiz to take with your friends, a character building board game, tips for writing your own eulogy, and much more. In addition you get to know Rhett and Link a little better through anecdotes of their childhood and personal lives.
I was not sure what to expect when I first cracked this one open. Don’t get me wrong—I love Rhett and Link and their show Good Mythical Morning. I watch pretty faithfully. I just wasn’t prepared for how this book would steal past my defenses and straight into my heart. Not only is this book hilarious and entertaining, but also surprisingly inspiring. Each chapter focuses on bettering your life and your relationships by having fun and being creative. Plus, Rhett & Link’s lifelong friendship is pretty inspirational in itself. Though a book with two grown men submerged in a giant bowl of cereal on the cover may seem juvenile, this book will delight readers of all ages.