Greenlights

Greenlights

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"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." McConaughey sat down with those diaries. He found lessons he learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. This book is an album, a record, a story of his life and the graces, truths, and beauties he has seen while trying to dance between the raindrops. It's also his guide to catching more greenlights-- and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. -- adapted from front flap
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780593139134
0593139135
9780593139141
Call Number: 791.4302 M1343a
Characteristics: 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Green lights

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AnneCarolineDrake
Feb 20, 2021

Narcissistic. Self-absorbed. Shallow. Boring.

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Sparky99
Feb 17, 2021

On my list of 'people I'd most like to have a beer with.' It's easy to dismiss this guy as Hollywood fluff but that is a disservice to an original thinking, guy who is purposeful in his actions (well except maybe the bongo drum thing), and long-time reflective of his time and purpose in life.

I enjoyed this book more than I had expected to. Format is a bit chaotic with scrawled personal notes but worth the read for a talented person who set his life's course and doesn't hold back in pursuing all that our short time offers us.

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Mehling1
Feb 17, 2021

Excellent book - I imagine the audio book would be even better. Highly recommended.

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Olivebranch1264
Jan 06, 2021

Amazing, insightful, a work of art, and a new way of thinking written in an easy to digest, funny, and humanizing way. McConaughey is a wizard with his words and the internal insights that I gathered from his book sprung me on a path of self-discovery. This book is a memoir but also a journey for my own self-discovery. I'm now on a path of establishing my own values, erasing what I *think* I should be doing, and livin this thing called life.

Highly recommend this book and I thank God that this book came across my path. Dance the music of life.

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iloveseaotters
Dec 12, 2020

Before I started reading this, Ididn't know a lot about Matthew McConaughey except that he is from Texas and went to the University of Texas. But he is so much more. I love that this was unlike any other autobiography I've ever read. It's absolutely hilarious, sensitive and extremely personal. I loved it so much that I really want to listen to the audio book, which he narrates. My only "complaint "is that the pictures are really small. But they tell a very big story.

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22950006357453
Dec 02, 2020

step 1 ; be incredibly lucky

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