Matthew McConaughey has starred in plenty of critically acclaimed films and TV series, from True Detective, Interstellar, and The Wolf of Wall Street. In 2014 we won an Oscar for his role in the film Dallas Buyers Club as the real-life AIDS patient Ron Woodroof. After conquering the world of Hollywood, it seems McConaughey is turning his sights towards the world of literature with the announcement of his upcoming book Greenlights.
Set to be published later this year by Headline, Greenlights is described as a guide to a happy life “through life’s lessons learned the hard way”. The book will feature poetry, stories, and lessons from the actor’s life, and intends to teach readers how to reach the state he describes as “catching greenlights”.
The book was announced via McConaughey’s official Twitter account, where he said “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.”
As The Bookseller reports, the publisher said of the book: “McConaughey has kept a diary for 35 of his 50 years, and recently worked up the courage to take those writings into solitary confinement and read through them. He found not only stories, questions, truths and affirmations, but also a reliable theme. Greenlights is an album and a record of what he has seen and learned along the way—‘my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls’.”
If you’re interested to learn what insights the actor has gained after a life in front of the camera, you’ve not got long to wait. Greenlights is set to be released on 20th October.