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. 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 realising that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Good luck.
Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is 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, Matthew 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, McConaughey became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Minister of Culture/M.O.C. for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. McConaughey 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.
@ 关节炎 Genuine personal stories unexpectedly lead to a deep faith proclaiming. Wise and touchy-feely. Mathew’s own vocal performance must be better than text only. I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks to Audible. @ Succina Don't half ass it, McConaughey老爹如是说。推荐Audible作者朗读版。7个小时听完看见的英文全部自带德州口音。 @ 保护星球 一个ENFJ的真实内心、渴望、和行动。太多金句，一个前辈梳理好了所有想说的，让我们少走一些弯路。infp小姐姐小哥哥们看过来 @ UnderTheWater 我竟然听了八个小时也无法在脑内复刻出他的口音 @ Keara 18岁时被男子骚扰打晕强奸，父亲与母亲XXOO时死去。 @ 风情百转张太嗲 看完了感受到Matthew还是一个非常骄傲的德州男！他在澳大利亚那段经历非常有意思，喜欢他的演习的思维，”what will my man do?!” @ 关节炎 Genuine personal stories unexpectedly lead to a deep faith proclaiming. Wise and touchy-feely. Mathew’s own vocal performance must be better than text only. I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks to Audible. @ 帽子 Audible @ Succina Don't half ass it, McConaughey老爹如是说。推荐Audible作者朗读版。7个小时听完看见的英文全部自带德州口音。 @ 低糖奥利奥 原来马修叔是个诗人+哲学家+小说家，一定要听音频，他用声音演绎自己的故事实在精彩!