Actor Matthew McConaughey writing book based on life-changing adventures
The book is called Greenlights and the actor explained that it's a story "about how I have and we all can catch more of them in this life we're living."
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey didn't want to write an ordinary celebrity book.
"This is not a traditional memoir, or an advice book, but rather a playbook based on adventures in my life," McConaughey, 50, said in a statement about Greenlights, which comes out Oct 20.
"Adventures that have been significant, enlightening, and funny, sometimes because they were meant to be but mostly because they didn't try to be."
According to publisher Crown, which announced the book Wednesday (Jul 29), the actor known for films Dallas Buyers Club and Magic Mike will draw upon a diary he has kept for 35 years.
"He found not only stories, questions, truths, and affirmations, but also a reliable theme," Crown announced. "From growing up as an adventurous kid in a tough-love Texas home of rule breakers, to revelatory journeys to Australia, Peru, and Mali, to his early days in Hollywood and meteoric rise to fame, McConaughey shares how his life experiences have instilled in him the importance of competent values, the power of new experiences, and, as he puts it, 'either changing your reality or changing how you see it.'"
McConaughey himself took to social media on Wednesday to announce his upcoming book with a short video.
In the video, he explained the title of the book. He said, "It's a story about how I have and we all can catch more of them in this life we're living. You see, 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."