McConaughey Celebrates Birthday and Book Release
Wishing Longview native Matthew McConaughey a happy birthday this week and congratulations on his new book, Greenlights. The book is based on a diary he kept for 35 years, including his years at Longview High School. Rather than doing a traditional memoir or advice book, McConaughey said, Greenlights is based on adventures in his life.
“Adventures that have been significant, enlightening, and funny, sometimes because they were meant to be, but mostly because they didn’t try to be,” he says in a publicity statement.
“I’ve been in this life for 50 years,” he continues, and says the book contains “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.”
Get Greenlights on Amazon and from other booksellers. To read a County Line interview with McConaughey, go to the website archives.