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Number one New York Times best seller • Over one million copies sold!

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 50 years, been trying to work out its riddle for 42, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last 35. 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 50 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.

©2020 Matthew McConaughey (P)2020 Random House Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

“McConaughey is a talented actor and a fine writer, but a total genius at living. He attacks life with an exhilarating ferocity. This is a wildly unexpected and delightful book you can’t just read, you have to experience.” (Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October)

“It shouldn’t surprise you that this book is good, but it will surprise you just how good it is.... Wise and entertaining, this is an inspiring memoir and how-to from one of the great outlaw philosophers and artists of our time.” (Ryan Holiday, author of The Daily Stoic)

“A Renaissance man on the big screen, McConaughey shows he is the same on the page. Mystical and spiritual but mostly just wonderful, Greenlights is an inspired memoir that celebrates the idea that it’s the journey rather than the destination that will fulfill us.” (Michael Connelly, author of Fair Warning)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Greenlights

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  • Ann
  • 2020-10-21

I can’t say enough good things about this book!

I’m so happy I decided to listen to this book rather than reading it. Listening to Matthew speak about his life was such a gift. I laughed, I was sad, I had chills even goosebumps at some points in the book. The world needs more men like Matthew. The way he spoke about his wife especially love love love!!!

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Alright Alright Alright

None can say that this gentleman isn’t just an inspiration, he’s a person who shows people that the goals they have are always reachable; when you try and try even when you keep failing.

You’ll get there.

Alright, alright, alright.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars

it started out interesting

Loved hearing about Mathews growing up years. After that I started to lose interest. The audible was too much at times. Too Joe cool.

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Will not enhance your life

Time I can't get back. I expected more but found that it was a look in on his life but did not enhance mine.

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Excellent book

I enjoyed so much listening to Matthew narrating his book.
It is funny , relaxing and also lots to learn from.
I first bought a hard copy book and am looking forward to reading it as well.

But when I realized there is an audiobook available narrated by Mathew McConaughey himself, I just couldn’t not to listen to it.
And I loved all the accents he used!!!
Thank you Matthew for the joy you brought me in these unusual times.

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Matthew McConaghey is the REAL DEAL

Well written, entertaining, insightful, thought provoking.

If you thought Matthew McConaghey is just another pretty face, wake up and read the book.

Life altering.

Thank you Matthew.

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A Great Extroverts story on how to keep on living

Moving forward is the key in McConaugheys story Greenlights. While story is somewhat simple- of Family and Fame; his "prescriptions", notes to self and "bumber stickers", are often grabbing and live with depth and an encouragement to solve your riddles, be your best self and never half ass it. Alright, alright, alright McConaughey.

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MM is irresistible

MM is a true communicator. This book is as different and individual as MM is himself. Enjoy the ride. It's wild.

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Simply brilliant

I love this man, listening to his life story and following his acting career. I can’t get enough.

I love that it’s not just a biography, but it’s also full of inspiration.
I’ve listen to this book 2 times since I bought it. I also put it on low when I go to bed. The sound of his voice is soothing.
If I could give it a higher score I would.

Definitely a must read

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Truth

Sounds like a hell of a wisdom journey. I wish you the best and hope someday you get the chance to meet me.

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  • GPP
  • 2020-12-23

Best book 2020

Wow. Not only Matthew is living the writing, but it’s like you just sat near an open fire and listen eyes wide open hooked for 7hrs straight!

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  • Au global
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  • Monika Nogaj
  • 2021-04-25

Fantastic!

The book is funny, smart, uplifting, true. Read by Matthew en plus!
A true treat!

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  • Kat
  • 2021-04-25

very cool listen... greenlight!

enjoyed the reading of the book! gosh I'd forgotten how fast he talks!!! once I got into it it was a delightful listen. Recommended !!!

  • Au global
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  • Flo
  • 2021-04-23

The best story teller ever!

Very funny and touching at the same time!
It's great to listen to an audio book interpreted with so much passion, humor and authencity ! He is not just a great actor but a wonderfull human being!

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  • claudiathon
  • 2021-03-22

great storyteller and actor !!

Loved the content, the humour, the profound thinking, the free spirit and..... his voice and laughs !!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-08

Great recount of his life experiences

Not what you might expect, Matthew goes through all the weird, life-defining experiences that brought him to where he is now.

The audiobook is the way to go, he loves putting some acting flavour over all the characters of his past.

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  • Procopefilms
  • 2021-03-03

Wondeful book by a wonderful author!

Well done Matthew McConaughey!!
I listened to your book with great admiration and great desire for your adventures!
I love your writing style, your poetry and sense for storytelling. And of course your sense of delivering it!
I learned that there is much more to the man than his acting career! :)

Thanks a bunch! 5 stars!

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  • jenni
  • 2021-02-22

Superb. A true Renaissance genre ...

McConnaissance is here to stay...an invitation to live your best life with relentless dedicated to authenticity and self realisation. Hilarious, scary, rich, naughty, and human. A tour de force Mathew C. I'll now be watching your films.

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  • C. Valery
  • 2021-02-17

my understanding of green light

a great inspirational book and story telling with a funny raw and real side of life.

life is meant to be lived with the best of our capability, Green light!

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2021-02-10

Bravo Matthew

Ce livre est d'autant plus intéressant lu par l'auteur! J'ai adoré découvrir l'homme derrière l'acteur. Matthew McConaughey nous donne des beaux messages de vie.

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  • Nancy
  • 2020-10-21

Love this!

I am not necessarily fanatical about this actor, but I can say now with conviction I am fanatical about this author. I found Matthew so honest, witty, intelligent, articulate, compassionate, brave, loyal, etc. His impersonation skills are spot on. I listened to all 6+ hours in one day (from my not feeling well bed)...so entertaining! In my opinion, Matthew McConaughey is an incredible role model for a human being. Thank you Matthew!

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  • McSusie
  • 2020-10-20

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT - I LOVE THIS BOOK!

MM is a talented actor, a dedicated family man & a heck of a good writer & narrator. I had no problem listening to that sexy voice of his for hours. He’s just so darn like-able & sincere. I felt like we were hanging out (sans bongos) & Matthew was personally telling me these great stories of his life, work & family. Matthew shared very private memories he recorded in journals he began as a young kid with sincerity & honesty. He is an unbelievably talented writer! I’ve seen all of his movies & have been a big fan for years. I always wondered what he was really life. Now I feel like I almost know him. His storytelling is that intimate. This is an enjoyable & surprisingly open & honest book. The fact that MM narrated it himself really brought his stories to life & was the icing on the cake. This is a fantastic break out book. True fans of Matthew are going to love this. I LOVED THIS. Well worth the credit & your time. I hope this is helpful.

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  • S
  • 2020-10-20

Love this man.

This book will be finished by lunch time.
Matthew M. is one of the most talented people in Hollywood. It’s one of those moments when you knew you loved the man, but now you love him even more. Thank you for sharing your stories.

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  • Peter B.
  • 2020-10-21

First audible book so bad I "exchanged" it.

I honestly don't get the good ratings here. I like McConaughey well enough as an actor and assumed I would like this book. It was astonishingly over-acted by McConaughey. One moment, he would talk so fast you couldn't understand him, the next he would slow down so much as to suggest he was saying something of monumental importance, which he wasn't. His so-called brilliant observations weren't. His stories were often not remotely credible. Don't waste your time.

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  • adam thompson
  • 2020-10-26

so much foul language in the first one min

I was so excited to read this. I was Crushed and shocked at how much foul language is in the beginning. I had to turn it off. Really bummed.

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  • Kolton
  • 2020-10-21

Enthralling

Couldn’t stop listening (it’s good that he’s got a melodic voice) This is a book I will listen to more than once. I just started a journal to see what my future self will be reminded of. Favorite part was hearing the story of how he got the roll in “A Time to Kill”

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  • Jennifer
  • 2020-10-24

Strong Start

*spoiler alert* I overall enjoyed this book. However, the beginning to middle was the best part. Arrogance snuck in from time to time, in various places. With that being said, I still admire his authenticity.

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  • Brittny Huffman
  • 2020-10-21

What an adventure!

I burned through this one today! So fast in fact, that it felt like I had my own...Greenlights! It was full of adventure, appreciation for life, truths and done in the art of a great storyteller. McConaughey's biggest and most constant role...a person becoming.

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  • A. T.
  • 2020-10-21

Smooth

Matthew McConaughey is a fabulous story teller. I could listen to his voice and his stories for days on end. He is a very talented, witty and intelligent man. I love his positive outlook and I enjoyed learning about his life.

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  • JCM
  • 2020-10-21

Fan-frickin-tastic!

Well told and solid gold. Stories that will make you giggle and ponder and rewind while saying, ‘hold up did he just say...?’. So chock full of wisdom and good bumper sticker sayings that I think I might like to buy the book to have it written down somewhere to better reference.

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