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Author: Matthew McConaughey Narrator: Matthew McConaughey Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593294185

Plot Summary

If you're looking for an entertaining audiobook that will make you laugh, cry, and think, then you should check out Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey. Not only does he narrate the book himself, but he also includes a number of original songs and spoken word pieces that bring the book to life. The audiobook chronicles McConaughey's interesting life, from his childhood in Texas to his Hollywood career. He shares stories about his famous movies, including how he prepared for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and what it was like working with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. But Greenlights is more than just a memoir; it's also a collection of wisdom and advice that will inspire listeners to chase their dreams and live their best lives. So if you're looking for a motivation boost, be sure to give Greenlights a listen.

{ "I am not sure what I expected, not necessarily a Matthew McConaghey fan, but was intrigued by the title and what he had to say. I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook, because McConaughey was his true self in the reading, I'm not sure it would have been as good, as a just read book. It inspired, made me laugh, and made me do some deep thinking. I would suggest it for a good trip audiobook." Cheryl D. (5 out of 5 stars) }

Publisher Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 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. The short dust jacket included with this hardcover edition is an intentional design choice.

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Quotes

  • “An inspired memoir that celebrates the idea that it’s the journey rather than the destination that will fulfill us.”

    - Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author
  • “McConaughey is a talented actor and a fine writer but a total genius at living. He attacks life with an exhilarating ferocity.”

    - Lawrence Wright, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Delightfully voicey.”

    - GQ magazine
  • “A brilliant memoir.”

    - The Times (London)
  • “McConaughey’s own story is arguably more interesting than any character he has embodied on the silver screen over the decades.”

    - USA Today
  • “An entertaining autobiography, a delightful adventure story, a very funny comedy, a wise self-help guide, an inspiring argument for love and family, and a candid tale of spiritual and personal discovery. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

    - John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, co-author of Conscious Leadership

Awards

  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • #1 Amazon bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller in Audio

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Attracted by McConaughey-the-actor, happy the book helped to re-confirm his talent by discovering the person behind his characters - a true and real human being with his virtues and flaws, values and principles. Respect. And thanks for sharing. "

    - AlexS, 11/23/2022
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    " Great book and and an awesome story! Definitely a must read! "

    - BRSVA, 10/10/2022
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    " Very entertaining! Down to earth- had no idea who he was besides his movies. It was nice to hear who he really is outside of the moviescreen. "

    - ANR, 5/16/2022
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    " The story is pure and honest, inspiring, un-pretensious and a great guide for life. "

    - CPharoah, 4/26/2022
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    " A lively and thought provoking book filled with insights into Matthew's quicksilver and fascinating character. At times humble, others bordering on arrogance, he is always extremely likeable. He shoots from the hip, in a brave and personable way exposes lots about himself. It always feels truthful. There are interesting tales to hear, the book is read by Matthew himself which gives an added dimension of authenticity. An unusual star with deep faith and longlasting love of his wife. Compelling! "

    - Cary B, 1/14/2022
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    " It was entertaining, I liked that he was honest, straight forward, narrated the book himself and had some good lessons in there. Not sure I was as motivational as I wanted, but more of a decent biography. You definitely have to like Matthew M to begin with. "

    - Rachel, 10/27/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book, highly recommend, very entertaining. Matthew does a great job "

    - LW, 10/20/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. It's now my most favorite read of all time. McConaughey is a distinctive and unique narrator, so much so I felt that I knew him personally. His ideas and insight to the drama we call life, is certainly a road map to finding the "Greenlights" and moving along with our own journey. I bought the hardcopy so I could see for myself the bumper stickers!!! Don't miss this book. It's an inspiration... "

    - Linda, 8/12/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I would highly recommend Greenlights to any adult. The storyline is so compelling and having Matthew narrate his own story is captivating. "

    - LAG, 6/28/2021
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    " Thank you Matthew! This book has helped me find myself again. Each breath feels lot sweeter. My spirit feels renewed. I have faith and hope that God has a good plan for my life! I’ll "keep on livin’ “and keep on lovin’ "

    - Andres Villanueva , 5/18/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I am not sure what I expected, not necessarily a Matthew McConaghey fan, but was intrigued by the title and what he had to say. I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook, because McConaughey was his true self in the reading, I'm not sure it would have been as good, as a just read book. It inspired, made me laugh, and made me do some deep thinking. I would suggest it for a good trip audiobook. "

    - Cheryl D., 5/9/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love hearing his voice. This was my first audiobook. I loved it. "

    - M.A.R.D.H., 4/28/2021

About the Author

Matthew McConaughey is an Academy Award–winning actor, a married man, a father of three children, and a loyal son and brother. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it’s okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day’s sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor. In 2009, he and his wife, Camila, founded the just keep livin Foundation, which helps at-risk high school students make healthier mind, body, and spirit choices. In 2019, he became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as minister of culture for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. He is also brand ambassador for Lincoln Motor Company, an owner of the Major League Soccer club Austin FC, and co-creator of his favorite bourbon on the planet, Wild Turkey Longbranch.