Wait For It by Jessie McLean
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Description: This is an in-depth look at the TV show How I Met Your Mother with fun facts about popular episodes and biographies on the cast and creators.
Why I Picked This Book: I've been a huge fan of the show since the Tornado was a baby. When he was very little he was a bit colicky and so my husband and I spent a lot of nights switching out the walking him back and forth duty. How I Met Your Mother had just gone into syndication and so we watched a lot of it during that time. I got to really love the characters and it's one of the shows I can rewatch regularly.
Pros: There's a lot of How I Met Your Mother trivia here. I loved the Empire State Building Fun facts as well as a summary of each season itself and how each season was received. The back story about the bar (which has a HIMYM themed cocktail menu in real life that I totally want to try) and the creators was really fun. The stereotypical gender role reversals hadn't really occurred to me as well as some of the other differences between this and other popular sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld.
Cons: I wish there had been a few facts about all episodes as some of my favorites were left out. There's a LOT of information so I think it would be better as a physical book that you could flip through as the mood hits you.
Overall: If you're a fan of the show or know a fan of the show this is a fun book full of extras and inside info. While this isn't really a read from cover to cover book it's lots of fun to flip through.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes if it was about another show I enjoy.
Would I Recommend this Book?: If you're a HIMYM fan this is a fun little extra.