Words: Chloe Watts
Matthew McConaughey is the latest actor-to-turn-author after he announced he would be releasing a book last month. The work, titled Greenlights is an optimistic memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom and lessons learned the hard way.
Written in the desert, Greenlights is a record of McConaughey’s life so far. The book, which is largely based off diaries the actor has kept for 36 years, tells stories of sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. The book’s official website breaks down the meaning behind the title reading, “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’.”
The idea of living life not to win, but to understand isn’t a new thing to McConaughey. The Dallas Buyers’ Club star has been a big advocate for mindfulness and meditation over the years’ and back in August, used his soothing voice to tell listeners bedtime stories on the popular mindfulness app, Calm.
The Academy Award-winning actor has been teasing snippets of the book to his 3.9 million followers over on Instagram, which is available for purchase on 20 October 2020. Pre-order here.