Matthew McConaughey


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From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction

“Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey's book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
I've been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
Recently, I worked up the…
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    Dmitryshared an impression9 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    It's basically an autobiography with different thoughts, life lessons, stuff like that, which is especially interesting to listen in the audiobook version because Matthew reads it himself. Quite an authentic and generally good book.

    The concept of greenlights is also quite notable, but wouldn't say it teaches us how to find such events in our life, or what to do - there are just an events in Matthew's life and the statement of "greenlight!" after it.. Wouldn't say I learned much, but it was simply interesting to hear the life stories from Matthew, and make several conclusions from them for myself.

    dariabutdariashared an impressionlast year
    🔮Hidden Depths

    this year i keep uncovering for myself such genres as memoirs and as a true fan of the movie industry and in particular of mcconaughey, once my eye fell upon this book i couldn’t help reading it. it took me more than two weeks to finish, even though it's not that big, but as with any other autobiography i’ve ever read, i decided again to take my time and take the book up pretty slowly.

    though it was a bit more than i'd expected from a memoir, it left me quite satisfied. the significant part of the narrative is a kind of self-help book that sometimes made me confused and angry. however, i kept reminding myself that me and mcconaughey are distinctive personalities and between us, there’s at least two and half decades of past life and unique experience. if i can sympathise with my parents who are the same age as him, then i can understand sir mcconaughey (or just overlook it and ignore it).

    overall, i truly enjoyed this book! i loved the pictures, countless bumper stickers with quotes, and especially, that concept of greenlights. though the picture of them might become my nightmare. the storytelling was fantastic and striking. i loved to bury myself into the stories from his background and enter the inner sanctum of his movie career. i also was completely astonished by his poems and i indeed quoted every page of the narrative.

    i've adored mcconaughey as an actor, i’ve also heard something about him as a philanthropist and as a founder of ‘just keep livin’, and now i’ve got a chance to get to know him as a human being. it’s so breathtaking to realise that he is the same ordinary, yet unique one as we all on this planet.

    Елизавета Петроваshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading


    Анна Фёдороваhas quotedlast year
    The Goddess of luck is fortune,
    fortune is the Sister of fate,
    fate is the Divine Order,
    and the Divine Order is God.
    So, as far as I can tell,
    if you believe in luck,
    you believe in God.
    annaleexhas quoted2 years ago
    Nobody forgives themselves quicker than she does
    Анна Фёдороваhas quoted2 months ago
    The sooner we become less impressed with our life, our accomplishments, our career, our relationships, the prospects in front of us—the sooner we become less impressed and more involved with these things—the sooner we get better at them. We must be more than just happy to be here.

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