Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey announces the publication of his upcoming book, ‘Greenlights‘ through his social media handles on July 30. The book inspired by his personal writings he has done throughout his life is published by Crown Publishing.
“This is not a traditional memoir, or an advice book, but rather a playbook based on adventures in my 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,” McConaughey said in a statement.
The Greenlights is to come out by October 20. The actor said he chose to name his book Greenlights because “it’s a story about how I have and we all can catch more of them in this life we’re living.”
The 50-year-old star said, “Ever since I learned to write, I’ve been keeping a journal. Writing down anything that turned me on, turned me off, made me laugh, made me cry, and made me question what kept me up at night.”
“Two years ago, I worked up the courage to take all those journals off into solitary confinement just to see what I had and I returned with a book,” Matthew McConaughey explained before revealing a physical copy of his upcoming book, which has a black-and-white portrait of the actor on the cover.
“We don’t like the red and yellow lights because they take up our time. When we realize that they all eventually turn green, that’s when they reveal their rhyme. That’s when life’s a poem and we start getting what we want and what we need at the same time,” he said.
In a statement about the book, the Interstellar actor describes it as “an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is 50 years of my sights and scenes, felts and figured-outs cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caught, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops,” he said.
“Hopefully, it’s a 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.”