By Matthew McConaughey,

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Book description

From the Academy Award (R)-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…

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Why read it?

3 authors picked Greenlights as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Matthew McConaughey, the globally recognized actor shares his life story and provides many valuable lessons learned along the way that all of us can apply to our own lives.

Most inspiring for today’s Gen Z students and those who may be stuck in their careers is his storytelling about his pursuit of acting and his failures and successes that empowered him to consistently innovate and transform.  

This book is a must if you are going through a divorce. When you go through a divorce, a lot of times you are confused as to what is the right path forward. What’s next? Am I making the right decisions? Matthew’s simple analogy of Greenlights really gives hope for the possibilities ahead. Life and love aren’t over after divorce. The uplifting message hit close to home for me and I re-read this book often and keep quotes handy to constantly remind myself that opportunities will present themselves. 

From Lauren's list on if you’re going through a divorce.

This is the best book I have read on how to live your life without regrets. It’s all about making mistakes and moving on, which are two things that inventors must embrace. Along your journey to commercializing your invention, making mistakes is inevitable, so getting comfortable with moving on quickly is key. That said, you don’t have to make every mistake yourself. You can and should learn from experts.

From Stephen's list on for inventors with big ideas.

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