If you already watch the show that features some of the funniest, most self-concerned, psychotic individuals, then you should know what to expect from this book. “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today” is a mockery of self help books, and yet it has some good tips, to NEVER follow.
I admit, I could use a little help, but I didn’t pick up this book to get it. I thought it would be a light romp through comedic moments, and in that regard, it was. If you’re already a fan of Mac, Dee, Dennis, Charlie, and Frank, then you are going to imagine them dictating this book to a variety of writers, and having a ball doing it. The book is absurd, and the chapters get more and more insane. I pictured the actors in character, writing this and talking to me outright like if they were teaching.
The whole book reads like an episode of the show, and while there are inside jokes here and there, most of the material is new, fresh, and just hilarious to go through. I personally love how Charlie’s sections are all in character, and are dictated to someone else, meanwhile everyone else is writing their own sections.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today” is NOT going to help you become a better person if you follow the advice that is given. However, as a literary comedy, this book highlights why the show is so good, and why it’s always nice to take a break from serious reading to have a laugh. This book had me laughing a great deal, and while it didn’t take a long time to read it, I enjoyed it. I think fans of the show are already going to have this, but if you were on the fence, you should pick it up, I saw it as low as $1.89 used HERE.