“I haven’t made all A’s in the art of living, but I give a damn, I’ll take an experienced C over an ignorant A any day.”

Thank you, Crown Publishing, for gifting me the perfect autobiography for Non-Fiction November!

“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.”

Since How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Failure to Launch, I have been a fan of Matthew McConaughey. So, when I saw that he had written a new book about the first 50 years of his life, I jumped on the opportunity to read it. Once it arrived, I decided that I wanted to read and listen to the book through *Libro.FM as it is narrated by Matthew himself. After finishing this book in one day, I can safely say that Matthew McConaughey is so much more than the actor that I fell in love with from romantic comedies.

He is full of passion, positivity, open-mindedness, and love. I have never experienced such a multitude of emotions while reading a non-fiction novel – he had me laughing out loud (alright, alright, alright) and crying within the same few pages. He is so much more than the good-looking actor who has graced the big screen in several films since the 90s – I was honestly disappointed in myself that I had never paid attention to the good that he puts out into the world. He genuinely wants to be a good person who follows his heart, loves his family unconditionally, and puts good out into the world.

I finished the book and was left thinking about all that I would love to take away from his story and the ways that I want to formulate my next 50 years. Instead of being afraid to speak my mind, take an unexpected trip, follow my dreams (literally) that I need just go with it. Life is short. The unexpected happens and I would hate to look back in 50 years and say “I wish I’d done a little bit more”…

If you haven’t already added this one to your reading list, you absolutely must. McConaughey is a WILD man but his heart is pure.

**Use my code ‘BOOKENDLISTENS‘ for 2 for 1 audiobooks from Libro.FM!

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