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.
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.