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  • Reanne Powell

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Laugh, pause, gasp, cringe, dream, reflect, cheer, repeat.

This is essentially what it feels like to read Matthew McConaughey’s memoir. It’s an intimate journey into the life of a man who has pursued adventure, truth, and a deeper knowledge of himself. The book is scattered with poems, notes, bumper stickers and excerpts from his journals to give us further insight into his past 50 years.

One thing is for sure, McConaughey has stories to tell.

- Steal enough wood to build a 13-story tree house at 10 years old without anyone knowing? Check.

- Spend a year in Australia on an exchange program and end up living with a crazy family in the middle of nowhere? Check.

- Wrestle a village warrior in a remote tribal village in Africa? Check.

If you’re an adult who is looking for a book that is entertaining, insightful, real and raw, then I would highly recommend reading Greenlights. However, it does contain language and stories that aren’t appropriate for younger audiences, so proceed with caution.


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