Matthew McConaughey is publishing his memoirs later this year.
The book, titled Greenlights, is inspired by his personal writings he’s done throughout his life.
“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,” McConaughey said.
“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.”
McConaughey 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.” “We don’t like the red and yellow lights because they take up our time. When we realise 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.”
The actor describes the book as “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,” he said.
“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.”
Greenlights will be published in October.