Imagine there’s a TV show. You love this TV show. You love the characters in this TV show, and you love the writing on this TV show. You understand that strange, illogical product tie-ins will always find their way into cultural landmarks. You then see that the characters of this show have “written” a self-help book. Naturally, you’re skeptical, but you really love this TV show, and you want to give it a chance. You go on Amazon, and you spend $11.55 to pre-order this book. You think, “If the book offers merely half as many laughs as a single episode, it’ll be worth reading.” You then start reading the book, and everything you know is topsy-turvy.
I don’t know who wrote this book. Rather than trying to write something funny and enjoyable, the author decided it was more important to prove to the world that he’s seen every episode of the show over and over again. How do I know this? Because on nearly every page, there are “jokes” that are instead just references to episodes. “Hey Dee,” one character says. “Do you remember that time we [fill in the blank with some episode plot line].”
Reading this book is like hearing a friend describe episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to you, except instead of just telling you about these episodes, they pretend they’re a character on the show and frame it around a self-help book for some unknown reason. None of it makes any sense, and almost none of it are enjoyable. Any fun to be had is based solely on your previous experiences with The Gang. That’s it.
Do not buy or read this book. It is not good. Bad, bad, bad. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today is, like saying its title out loud, not worth your time.