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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights (edition 2020)

by Matthew McConaughey (Author)

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"Drawing on the Academy Award-winning actor's journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction"--
Authors:Matthew McConaughey (Author)
Info:Crown (2020), Edition: First Edition, 304 pages
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One of the best memoirs I have ever read...seriously, just read it. Absolutely fantastic! ( )
  jbrownleo | Mar 27, 2024 |
This audiobook read by the author is wonderful! McConaughey writes well and deeply about his own history and his thoughts. Also - he is a gifted performer, and listening to him is so engaging that it is hard to stop. I'm sure the physical book is good - but the audiobook is terrific. ( )
  Kadia | Feb 8, 2024 |
One of the best (and quite unconventional) autobiography I have read. Very fresh, funny and matches exactly to the author :) ( )
  sashery | Jan 29, 2024 |
I haven't read a celebrity book in decades. Generally, I find anything written by celebrities and politicians to be self-promoting bullshit. They don't make it on my to-read list often. I'm not completely sure how this book made it there.

I'm pleased to report nothing has changed my opinion. This got by the dreaded DNF and earned a couple of stars for the audacious nature of Mr. McConaughey's sincere belief that he is a boot-strappy kind of self-made man. That was super hilarious. ( )
  rabbit-stew | Dec 31, 2023 |
I enjoyed his tales about his life but could have done without hearing about his wet dreams. ( )
  wpeacejr | Dec 24, 2023 |
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A gloriously bonkers effort from the Oscar-winning star of Dallas Buyers Club: it is not a memoir, he assures readers, but an "approach book". In between anecdotes about warring parents, travelling, fame, films and debauchery, Greenlights bulges with lists, photos, poems and notes scrawled with fortune-cookie homilies, all part of his basic philosophy that he likes to call "livin' – there’s no 'g' on the end of livin because life is a verb."
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Bremer, MarkNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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