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Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.


“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 courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
It’s a love letter. To life.
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
Good luck.

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Book Name Greenlights
Genre Biographies & Memoirs
Language English
E-Book Size 117.37 MB

Greenlights (Matthew McConaughey) Book Reviews 2023

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Incredible. Such an amazing story.

Great book!. Thank you!

To the point. Very refreshing, makes you realize the important Reasons why we are on this Earth . Aida

Wow. Hooked from the first page. You will not be disappointed. Wow.

The s. I am going again bnj

A MUST READ. Every inch of this book was amazing. It kept me engaged, entertained and inspired. I couldn’t put it down and I definitely didn’t want it to end. If you’re on the hunt for a new book I’d strongly suggest giving this one a go!

This book is amazing.. One of the best books I have ever read that is based on a REAL PERSON’s life. Definitely passing this book around until I die. It’s a must read. Can’t believe not too many people read anymore! This book is a masterpiece!

Good advice!. I enjoyed the journey Mr. McConaughey shared with us with a lot of good life lessons sprinkled along the way! A journey that made him a great actor and family man. Keep the Greenlights lit!

Cheat code to living. This book is an inspiration and a cheat code to living life. It’s about following your gut, seeing things through, and finding peace and lessons through reflection. It’s beautiful.

Awesome. Awesome Just what I needed

Thank You!. Down to earth kinda guy. A man’s man!

Greenlights. Just plain fun to read. “Me too”, left me howling. A lot of wisdom hidden in his words. Worth reading!!!

Great Outlook On Life. Since I am just a little bit older than Matthew, I found myself relating to many of the family and life experiences he went through. I really enjoyed his story and his personal writings. The poem “Selfish” really resonated with me. Thank you for the read Mr. McConaughey! Well done. We need men with an outlook like yours in government helping to guide our country. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

A really great read.. McConnaughy is writes very well, and his philosophical insights both inspire and enlighten. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

I wish it didn’t end!. The besstttt

Mathew. I absolutely loved reading this book! It was very enlightening and made me feel good as I kept reading it! I recommend this book!

amazing!. one of my favorite books ever. i’ve read it twice and i listen to the audio book every time i go on a long drive.

Very entertaining. The life stories and lessons shared are not only entertaining, but educational. Matthew is a legend and THE MAN!

10/10. Amazing book, I love matt!

Life-Changing. Read this book if you’re breathing. It’s life-changing and good for the soul. In the best way, it’s like you’re chatting with an old friend, over some drinks, long into the night, where things get deeper & make more sense. I couldn’t read the book fast enough, yet I was sad when it was over. I cannot recommend this book enough.

Five Stars. Excellent read. I copied advise from this book. I enjoyed every word in every part.

Green Lights. Loved it! Would recommend to anyone!

Amazing book. Recommend to all. A view in life that matters.

Great read. You can’t help liking this guy! It made me look deep inside my soul!

Amazing Read!. This book is a very quick and simple read. I highly recommend reading it and taking the things he says to heart.

A joy to read. Funny. Thought provoking. McConaughey is as accomplished a writer as he is an actor. A memoir for memoir-avoiders.

Well meaning memoir. If you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy the story of rags to riches. If you’re a fan an young you may find a mentor. As an older reader, I found it too preachy.although very well meaning.

Brilliant. Matthew was wonderful in his writing. Lots of words of wisdom and laughter. I learned more about him and most importantly, learned more about myself.

Excellent. Truly inspiring. Life lessons and healthy lifestyle can really change someone’s life for the better. I highly recommend

Super Book. Really enjoyed this book. I’m very grateful you wrote this. It has helped me mentally tremendously and your way of expressing yourself is both humorous and well well written. I would recommend this book to everyone

Green light. Great read! Wonderful take on a great life story. Tell McConahey I’m coming’ for him. With a story about a life with scary parallels to his, and some twists his didn’t come close to . All good. Just different. Uncle Carlos

Great book. I’m not a book reader but I enjoy interesting stories. This is full of great stories that kept my attention without feeling like I was “working” at reading it.

Fascinating Read. I really enjoyed Matthew’s story. I appreciated his candor and honesty. I appreciated his sharing the experiences and people from whom he learned and the model life he is exhibiting now! Thanks, Matthew! A Fellow Texan

Great Read and Advice. One of the best down to earth truthful and intriguing books I’ve read, I really resonated with some of his life’s advices, Keep going Matthew! This was therapy for me because I am starting to lose who I am at only 57 and feel lost~ Lorraine

Loved it.. I loved this book. I was on a biography kick a year ago and I would definitely go back to this book again. You can hear his voice in the text.

Loved!. Absolutely love! Funny and great life tips

Moving at the Speed of Greenlights. The book is about a real person who lived life honestly. His truth was in his imperfections. Moving forward in life requires to be moving at just the right speed to catch the Greenlights. And when the light is yellow or red know the difference. Wisdom comes from experience if you are aware.

So good!. I didn’t think I’d like this book, but I loved it! MM is a talented writer and excellent story teller. His life story is pretty incredible.

Surprisingly wonderful. This is the first memoir/biography I’ve ever gotten through fully. You can hear his voice throughout the entire book. It’s funny, intimate and insightful. I love it!

Awesome book. Loved this book, very inspiring at a time when we all need it.

One of the best. This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. Once you pick it up you won’t want to put it down. It is truly a masterpiece. Even down to the pace of the writing, the organization of the story. It’s all so well written. And great insight to a new way of thinking.

Just keep livin. I needed this book. This book reminds me the bad might not be all that bad. This book made me laugh & cry. LOVE IT.

AMAZING. Such an incredible book. Loved it so much I couldn’t put it down

I loved this book. I enjoyed reading Greenlights. As I was reading I took a inventory of my life. And look at all of the Greenlights I was catching. Thank you Matthew for writing about your life. Adrian Ramey

Green Light. There are so many reasons why I loved this book. Not only is Matthew one of my favorite actors now but the way he delivered this as an audiobook to share his life was extraordinary. I adored each and every second and will be remembering this for a very long time. Just start livin’

Inspiring Story. I was unaware of the life experiences Matthew lived through. His delicate story-telling is impressive and something I didn’t expect having known him as an actor. Good job, MM. Kudos to taking the time to figure out who you want to be and taking action to make it happen.

Great book!. I don’t read as much these days. I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down and always wanted to keep reading. Highly recommend!

Greenlights. More than I expected, to challenge and get to know yourself is an ongoing journey, alright, alright, alright.

Outstanding. This book is more than an excerpt. Its a life lesson through someone else’s life lessons. Thank you for writing this book.

Green lights. Awesome read. Insightful. Funny. Honest. Deeply personal. I recommend it to everyone.

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Fun stories. Great stories from his life, and written in a very way that makes you hear it in his voice. Often veers towards self-help territory, but otherwise delightful

Two thumbs up!. Good read

Exciting and Inspiring. Enjoyed every word. Each story and each lesson was fun to read. Greenlight.

Green lights. Really enjoyed this book and gained a whole new respect for Matthew! Always enjoyed him but he has taken my appreciation of him to level.

Captivating!. Now I know why Matthew has always fascinated me… An excellent read - love his mind and spirit! Thanks for being honest and open. A perfect read for me at a perfect time :)

Great read.. Great read.

I recommend this to any human still alive. Such a good book! If you’re reading this, please read this book. It will change your life forever.

Reflection of my life. I could never finish a book. Always after I read few paragraphs I disengaged and got tired or lost an interest. Mr McConaughey has lived a quite a life which some parts I could relate to and that’s what made me stay focused and kept me entertained reading through his adventures. Of course there are few differences how I and Mathew live our lives. Mine was not caught on camera or written publicly to millions of people, yet! ;) With all due respect. We are all living in our own movie and have our own script to act. Some are caught through lenses and some aren’t. So whether we are here to tell our children only or the whole wide world. We all live it and no one will live our lives for us. Thank you Mathew McConaughey for the inspiration and turning some of my red lights to green. Wish I could meet you in person someday.

Amazing !!!. Powerful life story and messages throughout the book. Not only are they things we can easily relate to as human beings, but they are things we can apply on a daily to better ourselves and the things that surrounds us. I give it a 11/10 for its simple, straightforward and genuine perspective.

Great read!. Quite enjoyed this book, and it got me even more excited to fulfill my travelling dreams and to experience livin’ more!

Excellent from start to finish!. Great book! Who knew that this man could write. I had his voice in my head as I was reading. This book teaches you to literally follow your dreams! He literally did with all the risks and look at him now at 50! Great authentic biography. #greenlights

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The Greenlights book written by Matthew McConaughey was published on 20 October 2020, Tuesday in the Biographies & Memoirs category. A total of 3,948 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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