Greenlights: a memoir; Matthew McConaughey
Random House Audio - 2020
I was so looking forward to this memoir, I think McConaughey is a great actor, with over 30 movies in just over 20 years. Married with 3 children, he only married his Brazilian American wife after she became pregnant with their third child. McConaughey grew up in a dysfunctional family, the youngest of 3 sons. His parents married each other 3x and divorced twice. There were often vicious battles between the couple yet McConaughey seemed to love both parents and, he seemed to seek his father's approval - at least it was evident when he told him he wanted to give up law school for film school.
McConaughey kept journals from an early age, his memoir is reflective of some of those events. The flow of this memoir was off-putting for me, it was read by McConaughey and honestly, it felt more like an acting gig. He uses lots of vulgarities and his thoughts seem to ramble at times. I also found it hard to believe some of the escapes he writes about. His Foundation: "Just Keep Livin" benefits at risk high school students.
Rating - 2/5 stars