audiobook,  autobiography/memoir,  non fiction,  Texas

GREENLIGHTS

Title: Greenlights
Author: Matthew McConaughey
Type: Non Fiction
Published: 2020.
Pages: 308
Publisher: Crown Publishing

“We cannot fully appreciate the light without the shadows. We have to be thrown off balance to find our footing. It’s better to jump than fall. And here I am.”

I finished this book a while ago. Somewhere in December of 2020. And I honestly think there was no better way to finish that extremely challenging year for all of us. I have to say that I am not a fan of celebrity memoires, but damn, this one was something special. I listened to audio version (on Audible) read by Matthew himself, and enjoyed every second of it. It was funny, it was interesting, it was insightful. ⠀

Reading (or listening) this one you will get to know Matthew for what he really is, not what his life as an actor. You will learn about the way he grew up, the choices he made and fears he confronted. You will discover his thoughts, his values and his approach to life. He is a smart man that thinks a lot about the best way of using his life and shares his wisdom with us. ⠀

What I loved the most was the way he talks about his wife and his family. Emotional, honest and respectful, just how I think any man should be. I wasn’t a huge fan before, but hands down Mr. McConaughey, you’ve gotten way up high on my list on a person I’d like to spend a day with. ⠀

I am definitely treating myself with a physical copy of this one and I think you should too. It’s a book worth owning. ⠀

“𝘞𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘬𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵, 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘧 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 2020 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴.”

My GR rating: 5 stars

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