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Greenlights

Author : Matthew McConaughey
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2023-07-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1472280873

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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. I've been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. 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. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: 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.' So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops. Hopefully, it's medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot's license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It's a love letter. To life. It's also a guide to catching more greenlights-and to realising that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Good luck.

Greenlights

Author : Matthew McConaughey
Publisher : Crown
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2020-10-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780593139141

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN “McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. 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. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: 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.” So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops. Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It’s a love letter. To life. It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Good luck.

White Man's Problems

Author : Kevin Morris
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 161 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2015-01-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780802191427

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Short stories by an author who offers “shrewd, bitingly funny commentary on his own privileged class” (Time). In nine stories that move between nouveau riche Los Angeles and the working class East Coast, and strike a balance between comedy and catastrophe, Kevin Morris explores the vicissitudes of modern life. Whether looking for creative ways to let off steam after a day in court or enduring chaperone duties on a school field trip to the nation’s capital, the heroes of White Man’s Problems struggle to navigate the challenges that accompany marriage, family, success, failure, growing up, and getting older. “Kevin Morris is that rare writer who bridges the class divide, illuminating the lives of working class characters and affluent professionals with equal authenticity and insight. White Man’s Problems is a revelatory collection that marks the arrival of striking new voice in American fiction.” —Tom Perrotta “The echoes here are of a former generation of American writers—John Cheever, John Updike, Raymond Carver.” —USA Today “Life undermines the pursuit of success and status in these rich, bewildering stories . . . A finely wrought and mordantly funny take on a modern predicament by a new writer with loads of talent.” —Kirkus Reviews

The End of October

Author : Lawrence Wright
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2021-04-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780593081143

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower—a riveting thriller and “all-too-convincing chronicle of science, espionage, action and speculation” (The Wall Street Journal). At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will have staggering repercussions. Halfway across the globe, the deputy director of U.S. Homeland Security scrambles to mount a response to the rapidly spreading pandemic leapfrogging around the world, which she believes may be the result of an act of biowarfare. And a rogue experimenter in man-made diseases is preparing his own terrifying solution. As already-fraying global relations begin to snap, the virus slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions and decimating the population. With his own wife and children facing diminishing odds of survival, Henry travels from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia to his home base at the CDC in Atlanta, searching for a cure and for the origins of this seemingly unknowable disease. The End of October is a one-of-a-kind thriller steeped in real-life political and scientific implications, filled with the insight that has been the hallmark of Wright’s acclaimed nonfiction and the full-tilt narrative suspense that only the best fiction can offer.

I Can't Make This Up

Author : Kevin Hart
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2017-06-06
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781501155581

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New York Times bestselling author, superstar comedian, and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word in this “hilarious but also heartfelt” (Elle) memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself. The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has? According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear: A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact. A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together. A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning. It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys. The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero. But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes us on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today. And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion. He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent. “Hart is an incredibly magnetic storyteller, on the page as he is onstage, and that’s what shines through [in this] genial, entertaining guide to a life in comedy” (Kirkus Reviews).

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, A Long Short Story

Author : David Einhorn
Publisher : Dekklun Cuinn
Page : 123 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2008-05-02
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780470073940

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"In 2002, Einhorn spoke publicly about Allied Capital--a leader in the private finance industry--presenting it as an excellent short opportunity. Einhorn describes the incredible events that followed his speech and how Allied and the investment community attacked him to protect the company--and its stock price. Informative and intriguing, "Fooling Some of the People All of the Time" details how the current environment on Wall Street--and the world of hedge funds in particular-- not only allows for such behavior, but how it protects the companies and attacks those who attempt to uncover them".--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Greenlight

Author : Benjamin Stevenson
Publisher : Random House Australia
Page : 370 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2022-08-16
Category : Australian fiction
ISBN : 9781761048821

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Four years ago, in the small town of Birravale, Eliza Dacey was murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn't he? So read the opening titles of Jack Quick's new true-crime documentary - one that is persuading its millions of viewers that Curtis Wade was wrongly convicted. But just before the final episode, Jack uncovers evidence that may prove Wade guilty after all. Convinced it will ruin his show, he covers it up, and months later Wade is released after a retrial. Then a new victim is found bearing horrifying similarities to the original murder. Has Jack just helped a killer walk free? Determined to set things right, he returns to Birravale looking for answers. But Jack knows more than anyone that there's a fine line between fact and fiction. Between life and death.

Greenlights

Author : Matthew McConaughey
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Page : 129 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2021-12-21
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9780593235478

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The Academy Award®–winning actor, father of three, and bestselling author of Greenlights distills more than three decades of journaling experience to help you reflect, seek clarity, and forge your own path with this life-changing practice. Greenlights: Your Journal, Your Journey is a guided companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Greenlights, filled with prompts, pithy quotes, adages, outlaw wisdom, and advice on how to live with greater satisfaction from Matthew McConaughey. Matthew has been writing in journals since he was fifteen years old. His adventures have taken him from Texas to Australia, from Mali to Peru—and he has chronicled them all. In this authentic, unconventional journal, the prompts encourage going inside: remembering, reflecting, and musing, and also going outside: adventuring, taking risks, and dreaming big. Who could be a better guide for seekers setting out on the road to understanding their lives inside and out, past, present, and future?

SUMMARY: Greenlights: By Matthew McConaughey | The MW Summary Guide

Author : The Mindset Warrior
Publisher : KP
Page : 55 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2024-02-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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An Easy to Digest Summary Guide... >> BONUS MATERIAL AVAILABLE INSIDE << The Mindset Warrior Summary Guides provide you with a unique summarized version of the core information contained in the full book, along with the essentials you need in order to fully comprehend and apply. Maybe you've read the original book but would like a reminder of the information? Maybe you haven't read the book, but want a short summary to save time? Maybe you'd just like a summarized version to refer to in the future? In any case, The Mindset Warrior Summary Guides can provide you with just that. Inside You'll Learn: - Matthew's childhood and the lessons he learned. - How Matthew got into acting (despite having other career ideas in mind). - How early success made Matthew uncomfortable, and what he did to cope. - Matthew's transition from romantic comedy to intense dramatic roles. - What actually happened when Matthew was arrested in 1999 - And much more... Let's get Started. Download Your Book Today... NOTE: To Purchase "Greenlights" (full book), which this is not, simply type the name of the book in the search bar of your bookstore.

Extended Summary - Greenlights - A Tour Into The Life And Mind Of Award-Winning Actor - Based On The Book By Matthew Mcconaughey

Author : Mentors Library
Publisher : Mentors Library
Page : 58 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2023-12-17
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781304853714

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Extended Summary - Greenlights - A Tour Into The Life And Mind Of Award-Winning Actor - Based On The Book By Matthew Mcconaughey by Mentors Library Pdf

EXTENDED SUMMARY: GREENLIGHTS - A TOUR INTO THE LIFE AND MIND OF AWARD-WINNING ACTOR – BASED ON THE BOOK BY MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY Are you ready to boost your knowledge about "BIG MAGIC"? Do you want to quickly and concisely learn the key lessons of this book? Are you ready to process the information of an entire book in just one reading of approximately 20 minutes? Would you like to have a deeper understanding of the techniques and exercises in the original book? Then this book is for you! BOOK CONTENT: The Greenlight Philosophy" Wilderness Wisdom: Lessons from Matthew's Journey Unconventional Beginnings: From Texas to Hollywood Red Lights and U-Turns: Embracing Setbacks Love, Loss, and the Pursuit of Happiness Just Keep Livin': A Motto for Resilience The Power of 'No': Setting Boundaries for Success All Right, All Right, All Right: The Making of an Icon Adventures in Hollywood: Behind the Scenes The Script of Life: Navigating Challenges Greenlights in Relationships: Building Meaningful Connections The Wisdom of Stillness: Finding Clarity in Silence Riding the Waves: Success and Its Surprises Family, Faith, and the Foundations of Matthew's Greenlights Living the Greenlight Legacy: Takeaways for Your Journey

Insights on Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights

Author : Swift Reads
Publisher : Swift Books LLC
Page : 22 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2020-11-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Download now to get key insights from this book in 15 minutes. “Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did - and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.” (Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck) I’ve been in this life for 50 years, been trying to work out its riddle for 42, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last 35. 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. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: 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”. So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is 50 years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops. Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It’s a love letter. To life. It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights - and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green, too. Good luck.

Summary of Greenlights by Matthew Mcconaughey

Author : thomas francis
Publisher : BookSummaryGr
Page : 33 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2023-06-28
Category : Study Aids
ISBN : 9791222421438

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A Comprehensive Summary of Greenlights by Matthew Mcconaughey Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights is a book about finding oneself by a process of elimination. Unlike many other autobiographies, the anecdotes he chooses to tell are not picked to generate headlines, but to give an insight into how he has become the man he is. There may be moments of strife, but he has been very careful not to elaborate on events that could otherwise detract from the theme of his book, namely how his approach to life has evolved. What is clear from the beginning is that Matthew McConaughey loves language and loves playing with language. It is telling that he has chosen to format his book in a way that allows him to experiment with poetic form, rather than a strictly chronological memoir. The book is like a poem, with the repeated refrain ‘greenlight’ when something positive happens in his life. What is also very clear is McConaughey’s voice. Anyone who has seen him in films or interviews will recognize the turns of phrases that are particular to him, and it is interesting to note just how much freedom he has had in his career to improvise his lines. His is not a voice restrained by academic form, and the result is that he achieves a certain lightness, even when he is describing less pleasant events in his life. This is very far from a ‘tell-all’ memoir. Those seeking insights into his co-stars, seedy gossip on his previous relationships, or stories of personal drama will be very disappointed. Much of his focus is on his family and people who populate his life outside of the film industry. His descriptions of his family are especially vivid, and we are left with the image of a family bound together in strife and love, both at once toxic and sublime. This idea of duality continues with other characters, even with the controlling family he stays with in Australia are described with a degree of sympathy. He is also especially adept at describing the landscapes he moves through. Texas, Europe, Australia, Mali, and the Amazon are all painted with the most vivid colors, and we feel the heat and the cold as he travels. He treats the book as a form of confessional, and as he reflects on his youth, career, and marriage, we chart his spiritual progress alongside him. It is an investigation of sorts, into how he has arrived where he has and what lessons can be learned along the way. The structure of the book, as I have said elsewhere, is not conventional. The parts follow a roughly chronological sequence although there are times where stories overlap in periods to make sense. But it is not a strict memoir at all. It is a compilation of his thoughts and reflections over the last fifty years. In the summary, I have included some of the notes which litter the pages. Many of these are stream-of-consciousness and poetic. There aphorisms and quotes along with hastily scrawled, badly creased scraps and annotated photographs. What is achieved is a casual feel to the book, one that can be browsed like an art book. to be continued...

Fair Warning

Author : Michael Connelly
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2020-05-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316539432

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The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar—until now. Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. Jack investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets. Uncovering the murkiest corners of the dark web, Jack races to find and protect the last source who can lead him to his quarry. But the killer has already chosen his next target, and he's ready to strike. Terrifying and unputdownable, Fair Warning shows once again why "Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers" (Chicago Sun-Times). A Kirkus Best Book of 2020

The Illustrated Man

Author : Ray Bradbury
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 308 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2012-04-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781451678185

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Eighteen science fiction stories deal with love, madness, and death on Mars, Venus, and in space.

The Storyteller

Author : Dave Grohl
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 431 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2021-10-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780063076112

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller * Named one of Variety's Best Music Books of 2021 * Included in Audible's Best of The Year list * A Business Insider Best Memoirs of 2021 * One of NME's Best Music Books of 2021 So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I've recorded and can't wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child. This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters…the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.